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Arkansas PBS reaches halfway point of 100-day new member challenge, champions needed

Posted 16 Apr 2020

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS is nearly halfway through a 100-day new member challenge in conjunction with the Susan Howarth Foundation to gain 3,000 new members. If the challenge is met by June 7, Arkansas PBS will receive $20,000 for programming expenses. Anyone interested in becoming a member should visit or call 800-662-2386.

Supporting Arkansas PBS has ripple effects across The Natural State, helping to support local and national programs, classroom initiatives, education projects and so much more. Donors are invited to challenge their friends and family members when they accept by sharing personal invitations, sending emails and posting on social media outlets using #ARPBSChampion.

Members who donate at least $60 annually or $5 or more monthly as an Arkansas PBS Sustainer gain access to the best value in on-demand streaming and 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. This month, Arkansas PBS Passport specials include “Masterpiece: Beecham House,” early access to new “Call the Midwife” episodes and a highlight reel of recently aired favorites, including the full miniseries “World on Fire.” Additional information is available at

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Susan Howarth, who created the Susan Howarth Foundation, was the executive director of Arkansas PBS from 1989-1999.

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.

Arkansas PBS is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which 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 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) and KETZ (El Dorado).