April 2020

"Arkansas AMI" on Arkansas PBS

In response to mandatory school closures due to COVID-19, Arkansas PBS is broadcasting “Arkansas AMI” – streamlined, curriculum-based programming for the state’s pre-K through 8th grade students – weekdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education. Watch on ARPBS-1, online, or in the Engage Arkansas PBS app or PBS Video app.


Engage Arkansas PBS App

Download the all new Engage Arkansas PBS app for Apple and Android devices! Access daily AMI videos, check out our schedule and stay connected to your PBS station. Available now in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

Learn more at myarkansaspbs.org/engage .

Schoolhouse Daily Educational Resources

Need some support while school is out? Sign up for Schoolhouse Daily – a learning resources email from Arkansas PBS! Receive activities, videos, articles and more delivered directly to your inbox each weekday morning.

Sign up at myarkansaspbs.org/engage .
Streaming Programs

"Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns"

Miss sporting events? PBS and Ken Burns have made Burns' complete "Baseball" series available for free streaming online and through the PBS Video app on all devices. Check out this and other binge-worthy programs currently available.

Stream now at watch.myarkansaspbs.org.
Community Engagement

"PBS American Portrait"

"More than ever, we need music, art and comedy..." is one of several prompts for "PBS American Portrait" – a digital-first, national storytelling project about what it really means to be an American today. Share your photos, videos and text submissions to capture the state and spirit of our nation, even during a pandemic.

Tell your story today at pbs.org/americanportrait .
Educational Resources

Arkansas PBS LearningMedia resource page

We've created an Arkansas PBS LearningMedia resource page to aid in kids’ at-home learning. Search for the age range that most accurately applies to your students – ages 3-5, ages 6-11 and ages 12+ – to be connected with resources, educational videos, activities and games.

Learn more at ideas.myarkansaspbs.org .

"Masterpiece: World on Fire"

This seven-part miniseries is an adrenalized World War II drama that follows the intertwining fates of ordinary people in Britain, Poland, France, Germany and the United States as they grapple with the effects of the war on their everyday lives.

Tune in beginning Sunday, April 5, at 8 p.m., or stream the whole series when it premieres with Arkansas PBS Passport , a member benefit .
Public Affairs

Sign Up for AR-CAN Text Message Updates

Receive updates about livestreaming government events, such as the governor's daily COVID-19 update, right on your phone: Text ARCAN to (501) 426-5552 .Through AR-CAN, for the first time ever, major state board and commission meetings are livestreamed for public view.

Learn more at myarkansaspbs.org/arcan .
Arkansas PBS KIDS

Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Looking for a fun activity to do while you're home? Children in grades K-3 are invited to enter the 2020 Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest now through Friday, April 17, by writing and illustrating their own stories. Prizes include a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad!

Won't you join us?