Public Media News January 2019

Portrait Photo of Asa Hutchinson

Public Affairs

2019 Arkansas Governor's Inauguration

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the 46th elected governor of Arkansas, will be sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m. and will give his inaugural address at noon. AETN will broadcast the events live.

Tune in for live coverage Tuesday, Jan. 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Doc Martin

Series Return

"Doc Martin" returns with Season 8

The popular British drama "Doc Martin" is back for an eighth season as Dr. Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes) and his wife, Louisa (Caroline Catz), are back together in Portwenn with their infant son, James Henry. However, family life proves to be stressful. Will Martin and Louisa be able to cope?

Tune in Thursdays at 8 p.m. beginning Jan. 3.

Tom Cotton

Public Affairs

"Arkansas Week: Special Edition With Senator Tom Cotton"

Steve Barnes talks with U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R) about current issues concerning Arkansas and a look into 2019 with a new U.S. Congress. Cotton is fulfilling his first term in the U.S. Senate and has several committee assignments, including: the Armed Services Committee; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; Intelligence Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee.

Tune in Friday, Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m.

Miss Laura

Arkansas Stories

"Step Into: Miss Laura's"

Alongside the banks of the Arkansas River between Fort Smith's historic downtown and former Indian Territories stands Miss Laura's Social Club. Miss Laura's is Fort Smith's only house of ill-repute that has stood the test of time and the first former bordello on the National Register of Historic Places. "Step Into: Miss Laura's" is a glimpse into what life may have been like inside the historic bordello.

Tune in Sunday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. Repeats Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

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Screening Event

A Celebration of Art Porter Sr.

Join AETN at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater for a special presentation of rare video and audio clips and photographs, as well as a panel discussion, celebrating the continued legacy and 85th birthday of Arkansas pianist, composer, conductor and music teacher Art Porter Sr.

Join us Friday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Ron Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

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New Series

"Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People"

"Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People" is a news magazine-style program featuring the people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation. The series will air on AETN Sundays at noon.

Tune in Sundays at noon beginning Jan. 6.

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Arkansas Stories

Watch your local favorites Jan. 26

Tune in for a full day of programs for and about The Natural State Saturday, Jan. 26. Featured films include "The Buffalo Flows," "Make Room for Pie," "Champion Trees," "City of Visitors" and more.

Tune in Saturday, Jan. 26, beginning at 8 a.m. See the full schedule at


2019 AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest

AETN will again host the AETN PBS KIDS Writers Contest in 2019. The contest empowers children in grades K-3 to celebrate creativity and build literacy by writing and illustrating their own stories. It is designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning.

Learn more, and enter to win great prizes!