The Arkansas PBS (AETN) will broadcast Gov. Mike Beebes State of the State address on AETN-1Tuesday, Jan. 11, at approximately 10:30 a.m., following the swearing in of new representatives.
During the course of the 2011 legislative session, AETN will also broadcast the Arkansas House of Representatives session live on AETN-2 beginning Monday, Jan. 10. The session will begin at approximately 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday for the next four to six weeks.
For more than 40 years AETN has illuminated the culture and heritage of Arkansas for the states citizens, AETN Executive Director Allen Weatherly said. By televising the legislative session we allow Arkansans to be aware of and involved in the civic processes in their state.
AETN-2 can be found on the following channels over the air:
- Little Rock KETS 2-2
- Mountain View KEMV 6-2
- Arkadelphia KETG 9-2
- El Dorado KETZ 12-2
- Fayetteville KAFT 13-2
- Jonesboro KTEJ 19-2
Cable companies currently carrying AETN-2 and corresponding channel numbers include:
- Cam-Tel Cable Camden channel 251.
- Comcast Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, Bryant channel 202.
- Conway Corp Conway channel 115.
- Cox Communications Berryville, Eureka Springs, Green Forest, Fort Smith, Cedarville, Greenwood, Mountainburg, Van Buren, Harrison, Valley Springs, Bella Vista, Bentonville, Farmington, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale, Colcord, Decatur, Gentry, Siloam Springs channel 702.
- East Arkansas Video Brinkley, Forrest City, Marianna, Wynne channel 252.
- Hope Community TV & Prescott Video Hope, Prescott channel 252.
- Pine Bluff Cable TV Pine Bluff channel 252.
- Resort TV Cable Hot Springs channel 252.
- Suddenlink Communications Arkadelphia, Batesville, Clarksville, El Dorado, Fairfield Bay, Heber Springs, Helena, Hot Springs Village, Jonesboro, Magnolia, Mountain Home, Newport, Tuckerman, Pocahontas, Russellville, Walnut Ridge, and surrounding areas channel 701.
- White County Video Bald Knob, Judsonia, Kensett, Searcy channel 252.
- Windjammer Cable Kennett, Mo. channel 317.
Because other companies may not carry AETNs additional digital channels, viewers are encouraged to contact their cable providers to request AETN-2 (Create/World). At this time, Dish Network, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse do not carry AETN-2.
Additional information or cable system contacts may be obtained by calling AETN at 800-662-2386.
You may also find more information and watch the general session online at the Arkansas House of Representatives website.