Arkansas PBS PMA 2023

11 Sep 2023 in

Arkansas PBS is honored to be recognized by our peers at the National Educational Television Association (NETA) for exemplary work which supports our mission of educating Arkansans. From our community engagement for “Rise and Shine” to Arkansas PBS Family Day 2023 and efforts that highlight culture, diversity and overcoming adversity, the stories and needs of Arkansans are at the heart of everything we do. Thank you for your support!

Arkansas PBS has won two Public Media Awards from NETA in its 55th annual competition — including Community Initiative - “Rise and Shine, Season 2” and Kids and Family - Arkansas PBS Family Day 2022.

Winners were announced Sunday, Sept. 10, during the Public Media Awards Gala during the 2023 NETA Conference and Corporation for Public Broadcast Thought Leader Forum.

You can watch compilation videos of the winning and nominated projects at and

The Public Media Awards honor NETA members’ finest work in content, community engagement, marketing/communications and education.

Community Initiative - “Rise and Shine” Season 2

Kids and Family - Arkansas PBS Family Day 2022

Arkansas PBS hosted Family Day at its statewide network headquarters in Conway for the first time since 2016. This free public event encourages community spirit through family-friendly fun, entertainment and educational activities. It was easily our most successful by virtually every qualitative and quantitative measure.

This year’s theme was “‘C’ is for Community,” allowing families to enjoy all that public media and its partners offer Arkansas, from A to Z. Special guests for the day included Alma from “Alma's Way,” Buddy from “Dinosaur Train,” Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and Daniel Tiger.

Learn more about Arkansas PBS’ 11 total Public Media Award nominations here.

The complete PMA winners gallery may be viewed here.

Awards were judged by a group of expert panelists from within the public media system, as well as industry professionals working outside of public media. Except for the overall excellence categories, stations completed within their appropriate divisions based on their station size.

See all of the outstanding Arkansas PBS content nominated for Public Media Awards in our YouTube playlist.

55th Annual Public Media Award Winners Gallery