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New ‘Exploring Arkansas’ special premiering Nov. 29 provides bird’s-eye view of The Natural State
Posted 03 Nov 2021
Sneak preview of new Arkansas PBS film
to be held Nov. 4 at Kenda Drive-In with special guest Chuck Dovish
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Chuck Dovish showcases The Natural State from a bird’s-eye view in the all-new special “Exploring Arkansas From Above,” premiering Monday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. on Arkansas PBS and livestreaming at myarpbs.org/watchlive. A free, sneak preview of the film to be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Kenda Drive-In in Marshall will include a meet and greet with Dovish, free refreshments, giveaways and opportunities to support local programming.
“Anyone who appreciates and enjoys seeing the magnificent, natural beauty of the state will be awe-inspired, and taken aback by the splendor Arkansas has to offer from the air,” Dovish said. “Not only did we visit all regions of the state to capture well-known landmarks – we also returned throughout the year to document these sites through changing seasons.”
Utilizing a state-of-the-art cinematic drone, the special highlights unique rock formations, iconic landmarks, stunning waterfalls (frozen and unfrozen), magnificent waterways and popular scenic byways through all four seasons in Arkansas.
Among the areas featured in the film will be:
- Sugarloaf Mountain on Greers Ferry Lake.
- Kings River Overlook in the Madison County Wildlife Management Area.
- Hickory Nut Mountain Vista on Lake Ouachita.
- DeGray Lake Resort State Park.
- Mississippi River Park in Helena.
- Seven Devils Swamp near Monticello.
- Bayou DeView near Brinkley.
- Boxley Valley and the Boxley Valley Church near Ponca.
- Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village.
- Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area near Little Rock.
- Talimena National Scenic Byway near Mena.
- Pig Trail Scenic Byway.
- Lake Winona in the Ouachita National Forest.
- Mount Magazine.
- The Arkansas & Missouri Scenic Railroad in Springdale.
- War Eagle Mill near Rogers.
- Ole Main at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.
- Artist Point near Mountainburg.
- Eureka Springs and the Crescent Hotel.
- Bridal Veil Falls in Heber Springs.
- Magness Lake near Heber Springs.
- “Little Sugarloaf” along the Little Red River.
- Pinnacle Mountain.
- The Trail of Holiday Lights, featuring Fayetteville and Batesville.
- Wye Mountain.
- Garvan Woodland Gardens.
- The Old Mill in North Little Rock.
- Buffalo National River.
- Mulberry River.
- Cedar Falls at Petit Jean Mountain State Park.
- Fairfield Bay falls.
- Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area and Kings Bluff Falls.
- Arkansas Sphynx northeast of Clarksville.
- Back Country Flying at Byrd’s Adventure Center near Oark.
- Mount Nebo.
Also featured are photographers Tim Ernst and Jeff Rose and drone operators Brian Emfinger, Brent Walker and Benjamin Oliver.
A free, sneak preview including most of “Exploring Arkansas From Above” will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Kenda Drive-In, 107 Westwood Drive, Marshall. Gates open at 6 p.m. for a meet and greet with Dovish, and the screening will begin at 7:30.
During the premiere broadcast, Dovish will be live in studio sharing his experiences from filming this latest travelogue. Viewers will have the opportunity to make a donation during the program to receive “Exploring Arkansas From Above” t-shirts, unique notecards, DVD and photographic prints from the show. All items will also be available at myarpbs.org/EAFromAbove.
“Exploring Arkansas From Above” will also air Thursday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. An extended version will air Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m.
About “Exploring Arkansas”
“Exploring Arkansas” is a one-of-a-kind program that showcases what Arkansas is all about and focuses on the extreme adventures available in The Natural State. Each episode includes high adventure and outdoor recreation, featuring some of the most breathtaking and spectacular sights in Arkansas. Chuck Dovish has been on the road in The Natural State for more than 40 years. He began “Exploring Arkansas” for Arkansas PBS in 2005. Episodes and additional information are available at myarkansaspbs.org/exploringarkansas.
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 myarpbs.org/watchlive, 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 myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).