Public Media News October 2017

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

“Masterpiece PBS”

New seasons and series come to Sunday Night Drama

From “Poldark” to 1950s fashion, you can look forward to evenings full of romantic plots, family secrets and high-stakes adventures this month on “Masterpiece PBS.” Reserve Sunday nights in October for new seasons of “Poldark,” and “The Durrells in Corfu,” and the premiere of “The Collection.”

Tune in: “Poldark” airs at 8 p.m. beginning Oct. 1; “The Collection” starts at 9 p.m. beginning Oct. 8; and “The Durrells in Corfu” begins at 7 p.m. starting Oct. 15.

Steve Barnes

Public Affairs

“Barnes and … A Conversation With Col. Karen Lloyd”

How are the collection, preservation and accessibility of the personal testimonies of American war veterans ensured? Retired Col. Karen Lloyd shares her role as director of The Library of Congress Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress in a visit with Steve Barnes.

Tune in Monday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.


Fall into new programming

Fascinating family trees, acclaimed shows direct from the Great White Way, astronauts training for mankind’s next great leap and much more are coming to PBS this October! Tune in for new seasons of favorite series including “Finding Your Roots,” “Great Performances,” “NOVA,” “Nature” and “Austin City Limits” all month long.

Learn more at, and see our most recently updates at

Cow's Nose


“Agri Arkansas” explores livestock in the Natural State

This month, “Agri Arkansas” gets to know Livestock and Poultry Commission division of the Arkansas Agricultural Department and takes a look at an interesting rotational grazing method some local cattle producers are implementing.

Tune in Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m.



“Arthur: The Haunted Tree House”

This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and friends! Watch the one-hour special to see what happens when Francine encounters someone with a mysterious past; how Binky reacts to Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house; and how Arthur, Buster and Ladonna cope with a seemingly haunted tree house sleepover.

Tune in Monday, Oct. 23, at 6 a.m. or 2 p.m, and visit for additional airdates.

Halloween Specials

Settle in for an eerie evening

Get into the Halloween spirit with creepy selections ranging from student films to notorious true stories in a special slate of programs including “American Masters – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive,” “Secrets of the Dead: Ben Franklin’s Bones” and “Ghosts Blood and Zombies: A Student Selects Halloween.”

Tune in Monday, Oct. 30, beginning at 8 p.m.


Arkansas PBS Foundaion

Are your ducks in a row?

Estate planning is one of the most over looked areas of personal finance, and many don’t have proper plans to protect their families or themselves in the event of sickness, accidents or untimely death. In recognition of National Estate Planning Awareness Week, AETN is offering free estate planning booklets to help Arkansans organize financial assets and think through personal goals.

For your free booklet, contact Karen Cooper at