Public Media News March 2019


AETN to air state high school basketball championships

AETN will broadcast the 2019 1A-6A high school basketball state finals live from the Hot Springs Convention Center March 7-9. AETN Sports will be broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on AETN's primary channel. After broadcast, games will be available to watch online and through the PBS app on mobile or streaming devices.

See the full schedule, and watch after broadcast, at

courthouse building

Arkansas Stories

"History on the Line: Preserving County Courthouses"

Historic county courthouses stand as iconic symbols of Arkansas’s development as a state and elegant testaments to justice. “History on the Line: Preserving County Courthouses” introduces the preservationists, architects and county judges who are maintaining and rehabilitating these buildings.

Join us for a free screening Sunday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock. Tune in Thursday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

a dinosaur in the woods


"Exploring Arkansas"

This month host Chuck Dovish visits DinoTrek, the state's only permanent outdoor dinosaur exhibit, at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs; “Tilting Rock” overlooking Big Creek valley near Cozahome; Blowing Cave, which has a sci-fi history involving a secret subterranean culture, near Batesville; banjo builder Randall Wyatt of Searcy; and the white pelicans that come to winter on Lake Conway.

Tune in Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m.

Nature Cat and Ready Jet Go


Spring break at the Museum of Discovery

AETN and the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock have partnered for Spring Break 2019! Guests can meet and have photos made with Jet Propulsion from "Ready Jet Go!" Monday, March 18, and Nature Cat Tuesday, March 19.

Join us March 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Museum of Discovery, 500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe singing on stage

Screening Event

"Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll"

AETN and Arkansas Sounds present a free screening of the director’s cut of the "American Masters" documentary profiling the newly inducted Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Sister Rosetta Tharpe, paying tribute to the Arkansas musical legend on what would be her 104th birthday.

Join us Wednesday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at Ron Robinson Theater, Library Square, 100 River Market Ave., Little Rock.

Call for Entries

"Student Selects"

Entries for “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which highlights the creativity and talent of the state's kindergarten through 12th grade students, are now being accepted through April 1. In addition to possible broadcast on AETN, students may choose to compete for Thea Foundation Young Filmmakers Scholarships and the Arkansas Historic Places Film Prize.

Learn more at

man and woman dressed in early American clothing

Series Return

"Jamestown" season 2

Jamestown is thriving – the tobacco plantations are starting to provide the wealth they promised, and trade booms – but the status quo will soon be disrupted by births, deaths and broken marriages. The pioneering settlers find themselves at the heart of adventure once more as a kidnapping, new rivalries and a traitor threaten to disrupt the peace.

Tune in beginning Thursday, March 28, at 8 p.m.

Profile photo of Dr. Robynne Chutkan

In-Studio Guest

"Gutbliss With Dr. Robynne Chutkan"

Dr. Robynne Chutkan will be live in the AETN studios to discuss how true health begins in the gut in this guide to digestive wellness. Clearer skin, better mood, more energy and even a decreased risk for diseases like obesity and diabetes are all possible when you achieve a healthy gut.

Tune in Saturday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m.