December 2019

Arkansas PBS Foundation

Gifts to the Arkansas PBS Foundation matched this #GivingTuesday

The Arkansas PBS Foundation has issued a #GivingTuesday challenge: for every dollar raised by the foundation, a group of generous donors will match it up to $20,000 to help Arkansas PBS acquire programming in 2020.

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High school football state championships return to Arkansas PBS Sports

The Arkansas high school football state championships return to Arkansas PBS Sports beginning Friday, Dec. 6.

Watch live Fridays, Dec. 6 and 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14, at noon, only on Arkansas PBS.

See the complete schedule at

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"Best of Exploring Arkansas"

Join Chuck Dovish live from the Arkansas PBS studios as he shares some of his favorite locations for hiking, caving and biking during this special episode. Travel with him to the Arkansas Sphinx, Beckham Creek Cave, Miner's Rock Trail and several other spectacular and breathtaking sites.

Tune in Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. Watch your favorites anytime at

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Public Affairs

"Fighting Fraud & Scams"

According to the Federal Trade Commission, the top scams in 2018 were impostor scams, debt collection and identity theft. Learn what is happening, how to spot and report scams, and resources available to help. Support for this program is provided in part by AARP Arkansas.

Tune in Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m.

Special Programming

"Garden Home Christmas"

Get ready for the holiday season with TV host, author and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith and floral creative designer Holly Heider Chapple as they decorate his Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, Arkansas. Enjoy a full hour of cooking, decorating and entertaining inspiration.

Tune in Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.

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Public Affairs

"Arkansas Week Special Edition"

Steve Barnes speaks with U.S. Sen. John Boozman (R) about state and national issues and a look into 2020. Now in his second term as Arkansas’s senior U.S. Senator, Boozman serves on four senate committees in the 116th Congress – Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Appropriations; Environment and Public Works; and Veterans’ Affairs.

Tune in Friday, Dec. 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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Special Event

Keith Harkin returns for Arkansas PBS concert

Keith Harkin, accomplished solo artist and former lead singer of Celtic Thunder, returns to Conway for a special performance at the Arkansas PBS studios. This is an all ages show, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Arkansas PBS Foundation.

Join us Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. VIP, general admission or meet and greet tickets available at

Holiday Programming

Get in the holiday spirit

Enjoy a month full of holiday programming, including an afternoon of holiday specials, like "The Magic of Christmas in Alsace" and "The Great British Baking Show: Christmas Masterclass." Plus, catch "Call the Midwife Holiday Special" and "Lucy Worsley's 12 Days of Tudor Christmas" on Christmas night.

Watch live Fridays, Dec. 6 and 13, at 7 p.m. and Saturdays, Dec. 7 and 14, at noon, only on Arkansas PBS.

Tune in Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. Find more holiday favorites at