Public Media News November 2017

Sneak Peek

Free "I Am Not Your Negro" screening and panel discussion

Join AETN and the Central Arkansas Library System on Thursday, Nov. 2, to envision the book that James Baldwin never completed – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer's original words – in a free preview screening of "Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro." A panel discussion about James Baldwin, writing and books with Arkansas authors Daniel Black and Vincent Tolliver will immediately follow the screening.

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AETN in Your Community

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive

Won't you help a neighbor? This November, join AETN, more than 30 libraries across the state, the Arkansas Salvation Army and local Arkansas charities as we collect new and gently used sweaters and winter clothing for the 2017 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive.

Find a donation drop-off location near you at

Public Affairs

"Arkansans Ask: Gov. Hutchinson"

Gov. Asa Hutchinson answers questions from around the state about the economy, education, health care and other issues in a special appearance on "Arkansans Ask." Viewers are encouraged to submit their questions at, 800-662-2386 or on Twitter using #ARAsk.

Tune in Monday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

Special Programming

"Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars"

Torn between a free-spirited nature and her own perceived need to become sensible, 13-year-old Anne Shirley finds the journey toward her goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate, yet amusing, mishaps. The latest reimagining of the second installment in the classic L.M. Montgomery series stars Martin Sheen, Ella Ballentine and Sara Botford.

Tune in Thursday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m.

Arkansas PBS Foundaion

Take the Arkansas PBS Foundaion New Member Challenge!

Have you ever thought about becoming an AETN Sustainer to support educational television in Arkansas and gain access to great member benefits like AETN Passport? Now is the perfect time to start! The Arkansas PBS Foundaion will receive $100,000 for the programs you love if 7,500 new donors join us by June 30, 2018.

Join now or learn more at

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Share your fall foliage photo with "Exploring Arkansas" for a chance to win!

This month, share your autumnal adventures for a chance to win an "Exploring Arkansas" jacket that's perfect for your next fall outing. Looking for more excitement? Host Chuck Dovish visits The Museum of Automobiles, chainsaw carver Kay Jackson, The Spadra Creek Nature Trail, The Fort Smith Visitors Center and Futrell Pharmacy in a new episode Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m.

Post your favorite Arkansas fall foliage photo in the comments of our pinned post at by Nov. 30 for a chance to win.

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Arts and Culture

The Best of Broadway comes to AETNArts Fridays

This month, join us for a weekly Friday night salute to the Great White Way as we raise the curtain on some of the most acclaimed recent musical productions. "Great Performances" brings Broadway's best to your living room with "Present Laughter," "In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams," "Indecent" and "Holiday Inn."

Tune in on Fridays throughout November beginning at 8 each night.

Science and Nature

Explore the mysteries of space

From space's outer reaches to its effects on the inner workings of the human body after a year on the International Space Station, take far flung adventures across the solar system with the premiere of "Beyond a Year in Space" – which explores astronaut Scott Kelly's life after returning to Earth – and a special encore broadcasts of "A Year in Space" and "The Farthest: Voyager in Space."

Tune in Wednesday, Nov. 15, for "A Year in Space" at 7 p.m., the premiere of "Beyond a Year in Space" at 8 and "The Farthest: Voyager in Space" at 9.