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Arkansas PBS offers gift of essential programming in GivingTuesday challenge

Posted 18 Nov 2021

Donations up to $20,000 matched dollar-for-dollar to further network’s

commitment to in-depth news, education, entertainment, community outreach

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will inspire generosity this GivingTuesday, Nov. 30, by encouraging the gift of insightful, educational, essential programming for audiences statewide. To further the network’s commitment to in-depth and timely reporting, helping children learn and grow, and inspirational programming that lifts viewers up, Arkansas PBS Ambassadors Circle members will match donations dollar-for-dollar – up to $20,000 – made to Arkansas PBS on GivingTuesday.


“In the fast pace of daily life, it’s important to recognize and value the things that we can absolutely rely upon,” Arkansas PBS Foundation CEO Marge Betley said. “Arkansans know they can turn to Arkansas PBS for trustworthy news, insightful conversation, thrilling discoveries and inspiring moments, from around the world and across our state.


“And, Arkansas PBS knows that it can turn to Arkansans for the generous support we need to keep this vital public service strong. Let’s move ahead, together, and ensure that Arkansas PBS stays strong for viewers and lifelong learners across The Natural State.”


The public is encouraged to tune in to Arkansas PBS throughout GivingTuesday for live updates toward the $20,000 goal. Anyone who donates between now and Nov. 30 can request that their contribution be added to the challenge total at the end of Giving Tuesday. Donations may be made at or by calling 800-662-2386.


Contributions to Arkansas PBS’s GivingTuesday campaign will help support:

·        A safe place for children to learn, not just be entertained.

·        A deeper look at issues and events from around the world and local communities.

·        World travel from the comfort of home.

·        Incredible drama, music, science, history and documentaries.

·        Stories about the people, places and events that make life in The Natural State so remarkable.


Donors who give $5 or more per month ($60+ yearly) will received the member-exclusive benefit of on-demand streaming through Arkansas PBS Passport. This extensive library features more than 400 local Arkansas PBS productions, as well as PBS series and specials, making it the best value in on-demand streaming.


Anyone interested in helping Arkansas PBS keep moving forward and ensuring that viewers statewide have access to great programming and educational resources can visit or on GivingTuesday Nov. 30. Facebook will match up to $8 million of GivingTuesday contributions made through the social network to eligible nonprofits on Nov. 30.


All donations will support programming on Arkansas PBS.


GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Nov. 30 and throughout the year.


About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.


About Arkansas PBS Foundation

The Arkansas PBS Foundation exists to support Arkansas PBS’s mission of enhancing lives through trusted, multiplatform public media content and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans with opportunities to connect with Arkansas’s only statewide public media by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The Arkansas PBS Foundation builds and strengthens relationships between Arkansas PBS, donors and audiences and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.


About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).