Public Media News May 2018

AETN in Your Community

Free "Little Women" screening and workshop

The March family and their classic coming-of-age tale are returning to the screen in a special, three-part "Masterpiece" presentation! Join us May 5 to preview "Little Women" at Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. A "Be Like Jo" workshop at the Woodruff Print Shop featuring themed activities will follow.

Join us: Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. – Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock.

Tune in to see "Little Women" Sundays at 7 p.m. beginning May 13.


"Exploring Arkansas"

This month on "Exploring Arkansas," join host Chuck Dovish as he visits The Galaxy Connection in Hot Springs; Highway 123 Falls; Welcome, Arkansas; and the Mammoth Orange Café in Redfield.

Tune in Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m.

Public Affairs

"Arkansans Ask: Foster Care"

In a special edition of "Arkansans Ask" expert guests discuss the state's foster care system, the statistics of children in foster care, how to become a foster parent and foster care training programs. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter using #ARAsk.

Tune in Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m.

AETN Foundation


Celebrate spring, and take in the festive atmosphere of Toad Suck Daze with AETN Foundation and beloved PBS KIDS characters including Daniel Tiger, Buddy the Dinosaur from "Dinosaur Train," Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog.

Join us:
Saturday, May 5, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 6, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Special Programming

"Royal Wedding Watch"

Count down to the marriage of Prince Henry of Wales and American Meghan Markle with a special nightly series. Experts and special guests will delve into the pageantry, pomp and protocol surrounding the nuptials leading up to the live broadcast of the royal wedding on Saturday, May 19.

Tune in May 14-17 at 9 each night, May 18 at 9:30 p.m. and watch live coverage of the royal wedding Saturday, May 19, from 6-9 a.m.


Meet SuperWhy!

Calling all super readers! We're joining the Bentonville Public Library for GeekCon Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. On top of the already awesome free comic book day at the library, we'll also be bringing SuperWhy! to visit for photos, hugs and high-fives.

Learn more at

AETN in Your Community

"The Great American Read" at Books in Bloom

Starting May 22, "The Great American Read" will kick off an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels. Get ready for this exciting series, and celebrate writing and readers with the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation in Eureka Springs Sunday, May 20.

Join us:
Books in Bloom Literary Festival – Sunday, May 20, noon–5 p.m.
The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa, Eureka Springs

Holiday Programming

Memorial Day weekend marathon

From documentaries celebrating the heroism and sacrifices of our armed forces to the "National Memorial Day Concert," join us for a special time of remembrance Sunday, May 27, in our Memorial Day weekend marathon. The specials honoring the service of our men and women in uniform, their families and those who gave their lives begin at 12:30 p.m.

Tune in Sunday, May 27, beginning at 12:30 p.m.