New Member Challenge UPDATE: still 600 members short of June 30 goal

13 Jun 2024 in

Our Challenge
Arkansas PBS has been issued a challenge to gain 2,500 new members by June 30 in order to receive a challenge fund of $45,000 provided by current donors from the network’s Ambassadors Circle. With only a few days remaining, the network is still 600 new members short of the goal.

If you are a donor already, THANK you! If you’re not, help us meet our goal by visiting to join today.

Anyone who becomes an Arkansas PBS member between now and 11:59 p.m. CST on June 30 and provides an email address at signup will be invited to join an exclusive virtual coffee chat, featuring advance preview screenings of new programs, a Q&A with Arkansas PBS and the opportunity to share feedback for future programming purchases.

Members who donate $5 or more monthly as an Arkansas PBS Sustainer receive the added benefit of Arkansas PBS Passport, where they can stream a rich library of public television programming. From Arkansas PBS originals to special extended – and often early – access to PBS favorites, Arkansas PBS Passport members can watch online or through mobile and streaming devices.  

Current and upcoming Arkansas PBS Passport specials include series “Professor T,” “Grantchester,” “DI Ray” and “Sherlock” (beginning June 30); nature specials “Dynamic Planet” and “Hope in the Water”; and the upcoming season of “The Great American Recipe.” Arkansas PBS Passport also includes the documentaries of Ken Burns, foreign language dramas, cooking programs and great Arkansas storytelling through Arkansas PBS original local productions.  

Additional information and how it works is available at

Other membership levels include:

  • A gift of any size receives the electronic version of the Arkansas PBS monthly member magazine (with email address).
  • Passport Level – $60 annually or $5 monthly.
  • Sustainer – any monthly amount of $5 or more.
  • Ambassadors Circle – $600 (Bronze level); $1,200 (Silver level); $5,000+ (Gold level).

Visit to join today. As always, THANK YOU for your support.