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Be Sure to Watch! State of the State Address and Arkansas House of Representatives General Session

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The Arkansas PBS (AETN) will broadcast Gov. Mike Beebe’s 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 state’s 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 AETN’s 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.