August 2019

In The Community

Free Events for "Country Music"

Join us Friday, August 16, at 8 p.m., at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. This free event will feature a preview screening of the film, followed by a concert featuring Arkansas's own The Salty Dogs and special guests Buck Trent, Tim Crouch and Chuck Dodson.

Join us Aug. 21-25, at the Fayetteville Roots Festival for preview screenings, panel discussions and more.

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American Experience

"Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation"

n August 1969, nearly half a million people gathered at a farm in upstate New York to hear music. What happened over the next three days, however, would become a legendary event, one that would define a generation and mark the end of one of the most turbulent decades in modern history.

Tune in Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m.

Mike Beebe closeup

AETN Original

"Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe"

"Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe," directed and produced by Kathryn Tucker, follows Beebe as he rose from his humble beginnings to become Arkansas's 45th governor. AETN, in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society, will host a screening of “Men & Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe” during Filmland. Visit for screening info.

Join us Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

Tune in Thursday , Aug. 29, at 7 p.m.

Steve Barnes Portrait Photo

Public Affairs

New "Barnes and..." episodes with James Fallows and Joe David Rice

Join host Steve Barnes Monday, Aug. 5, as he speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, about his new book “Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America.” Then, Monday, Aug. 12, Barnes speaks with Joe David Rice, author of “Arkansas Backstories: Quirks, Characters and Curiosities of the Natural State.”

Tune in Aug. 5 and 12, at 6:30 p.m.


"American Masters: Ursula K. Le Guin"

Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose groundbreaking work, including "The Left Hand of Darkness," transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.

Tune in Friday, Aug. 2, at 8 p.m.

New Digital Series

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

AETN, in partnership with the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame, will launch a new digital series featuring inductees. Watch every Wednesday on AETN's Facebook page to meet Arkansas women who have helped shape our state in incredible ways.

Tune in Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 14, at

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There's still time for early readers to gobble up stories from local celebrities, cool kids and other familiar faces in this new AETN digital series. Catch new episodes and see what you've missed on AETN's Facebook page.

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underground cavern


"Exploring Arkansas"

Join host Chuck Dovish for this special wild caving adventure, as he takes you through some of the most memorable and awe-inspiring caves in Arkansas.

Tune in Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

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Downton Abbey character group

Special Programming

"Downton Abbey Live!"

In anticipation of the September 2019 premiere of the Downton Abbey feature film, this new PBS live special will be broadcast from New York City in front of a studio audience. In addition to lively conversation, never-before-heard stories and exclusive clips from the upcoming movie, PBS viewers from around the country will have an opportunity to have their questions answered by the cast and creators live.

Tune in Sunday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m.