Military Appreciation Arkansas PBS Passport Picks

16 May 2024 in

May is Military Appreciation Month – a time to honor and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Arkansas PBS Passport gives you a chance to honor and recognize those contributions as we hear conversations about life before, during and after action; explore wrecked vessels from World War II; and see the heartwarming, inspirational story of service dogs with Arkansas PBS Passport.


Happy Voluntine’s Day!

01 Feb 2024 in

Happy Voluntine’s Day!

No, that’s not a typo. At Arkansas PBS Foundation, we love our volunteers so much, we decided to celebrate Voluntine’s Day this year and share what you mean to us. Taking a cue from poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Let me count [just a few of] the ways.”

Three Ways to Use a Wreath – “A Garden Home Christmas”

14 Dec 2023 in

Moss Mountain Farms is always decked out for the holidays. While the theme changes each year, the canvas remains the same: fresh cut greenery. For P. Allen Smith, it wouldn’t be the holidays without the scent of evergreens, and when it comes to greenery, his favorite is the wreath. The circular shape and symbolism of everlasting life are particularly appealing to him, and he uses them in a variety of different ways. There’s more to be gained from a holiday wreath than front door decoration.

Celebrating Arkansas: Holiday Traditions

01 Dec 2023 in

Embrace the true spirit of the holidays this winter by discovering many of the ways that Arkansans celebrate. Our newest installment in the “Celebrating Arkansas” series explores the incredible and diverse holiday season in the Natural State. From hundred-year-old traditions to new ones being made, there’s no shortage of Arkansans making the most out of this time of year. Our winter episode premieres Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of popular holidays and some of the ways in which people celebrate them!

Arkansas PBS Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

08 Nov 2023 in

November marks Native American Heritage Month, a celebration of the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S.

During November, Arkansas PBS is joining the celebration by highlighting programming which focuses on Native Americans.

“Indigenize the Plate”

National Estate Planning Awareness Week

16 Oct 2023 in

In 2008, Congress passed a resolution proclaiming the third week in October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week, which helps the public understand what estate planning is and why it is such a vital component of financial wellness.

The Arkansas PBS Foundation invites viewers to explore their options and help guide the future of public television by considering a charitable bequest. This type of gift does not cost anything during a person’s lifetime, but it is a powerful tool for reducing taxes and leaving a legacy.

Hispanic Heritage Month

19 Sep 2023 in

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

During this period, Arkansas PBS is joining the celebration by highlighting programming which focuses on Hispanic Heritage. 

American Experience: “Zoot Suit Riots”

Celebrate Juneteenth

06 Jun 2023 in

Juneteenth, celebrated June 19, is an annual commemoration of the finality of slavery in the U.S. after the Civil War, which has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. Arkansas PBS has some programming coming up to celebrate the life of African Americans in the month of June.

“70s Soul Superstars”

Memorial Day Weekend Programming Marathon

24 May 2023 in

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving the U.S. military. Arkansas PBS has a marathon of shows Sunday to help celebrate those we lost.

“Elvis and the USS Arizona”

The surprising story of how one of music’s biggest icons helped to establish a USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor. Elvis’ fundraising concert drew public attention to the plight and helped to galvanize efforts to finish the USS Arizona Memorial as it stands today.