Arkansas PBS > Engage > Pressroom > MEDIA ALERT: ‘ARKANSANS ASK: COVID-19 VACCINE’


Posted 11 Feb 2021


CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — With the COVID-19 vaccine being distributed throughout the state, Arkansas PBS will address viewer questions and concerns about the vaccine, its availability, side effects and more in the live program “Arkansans Ask: COVID-19 Vaccine” airing Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.


Arkansas PBS is offering this program available free of charge to all commercial and public television and radio stations for simulcast, streaming or rebroadcast.


What: “Arkansans Ask: COVID-19 Vaccine” 60-minute live broadcast and livestream with viewer questions and comments at 501-682-0318, or on Twitter or Facebook with #ARAsk.


When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 7-8 p.m.


Where: Arkansas PBS broadcast,



·        Dr. José R. Romero, cabinet secretary, Arkansas Dept. of Health

·        Dr. Jessica Snowden, division chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease, UAMS

·        LaShannon Spencer, CEO, Community Health Centers of Arkansas

·        Retired Col. Robert Ator, program manager, Arkansas COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment

·        Host Steve Barnes


Use of Program: “Arkansans Ask: COVID-19” is offered free to any Arkansas media outlet that provides an email request for permission to use the program in its entirety. The program must be identified by announcement (on air) and caption (on air and online) with “This provided by Arkansas PBS;” The program may be broadcast or streamed online (embedded or linked) with proper identification.


Contact: Tiffany L. Head,


Video and audio clips may be used in news reports, but no audio portions may be lifted and used out of context in any way. Excerpts must be identified both by announcement and by caption as a production from Arkansas PBS.