Public Media News November 2020

November 2020
Public Affairs

"PBS NewsHour: Election 2020"

"PBS NewsHour" will be live all election night with results and analysis beginning at 5 p.m. and continuing throughout the night on air and online.

Tune in to Arkansas PBS or stream at tonight beginning at 5.

Livestream on FacebookYouTubeTwitter or in the Engage Arkansas PBS app or PBS Video app.
Arkansas PBS Original Film

"Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry"

In Mountain View, Arkansas, a talented group of men and women keep the time-honored tradition of metal smithing alive through their daily work at Urban Forge, a blacksmith shop dedicated to creativity, skill and artistry. Go behind the scenes of their craft in this original one-hour documentary. Plus, make a donation to receive a hand-forged gift.

Tune in Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Preview now.
Digital Series

"The Glow With Big Piph"

Big Piph is THE Hip Hop Adventurer – a Stanford-educated, world traveling, motivational speaking artist and musician who has returned to his home state and is using his world view, knowledge and charm to highlight the entrepreneurs, culinarians and all-around creatives across Arkansas.

Watch new episodes Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at beginning Nov. 10. Preview now.
Public Affairs

"Arkansans Ask: Veterans"

A panel of experts will discuss issues like healthcare, benefits, services and concerns of veterans throughout the state. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions and comments for this episode by Monday, Nov. 9, at, on or on Twitter with #ARAsk. Funding for this episode is provided by AARP Arkansas.

Tune in or stream at Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.

Livestream Arkansas PBS

Did you know you can now watch your favorite Arkansas PBS channels live online? Visit our website, or download the Engage Arkansas PBS app, to stream our complete lineup free within the state.

Watch in real time at
Arkansas PBS KIDS

Thanksgiving with PBS KIDS

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a full day of holiday programming Wednesday, Nov. 25, including the all new special "An Arthur Thanksgiving." Plus, download activities and crafts from PBS KIDS to enjoy during the school break.

Tune in Wednesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 6 a.m. See the complete schedule.
On Demand Streaming

More Local Programs Available in Arkansas PBS Passport

Hundreds of original Arkansas PBS programs are now available for on-demand streaming through Arkansas PBS Passport. Watch favorites like "On the Front Row," "Veterans Coming Home" and "Cooking on the Wild Side," along with many others.


"Portraits of Courage: The Story of Women's Suffrage in Arkansas"

The ArkansasIDEAS team at Arkansas PBS, in collaboration with the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, presents a video series on the history of women’s suffrage in Arkansas. Teachers can earn professional development credit by completing the course on ArkansasIDEAS.

Watch now at
On Demand Streaming

British drama favorites added to Arkansas PBS Passport

Three new binge-worthy British dramas are now available for on-demand streaming through Arkansas PBS Passport: "Mansfield Park," "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense & Sensibility." For as little as $5 a month, you can stream these and other favorites whenever and wherever you choose!

Stream now at watch.myarkansaspbs.orgStream all your favorites, all the time, with Arkansas PBS Passport.
Arkansas PBS KIDS

Blueberry and Joel Learn Together

Join Blueberry and Arkansas Teacher of the Year 2020 Joel Lookadoo for a series of videos to help young learners understand healthy growth, traditions, sharing their feelings and more.

Watch now at


Ambition knows no bounds, nor does corruption in this political thriller written by David Hare and starring Hugh Laurie as a scheming UK government minister. Crime may not pay, but politics sure does.

Tune in Sundays at 8 p.m. through Nov. 22, or stream at

Community Engagement

"PBS American Portrait"

"PBS American Portrait" is a digital-first, national storytelling project about what it really means to be an American today. Share your story today to help shine a light on life in Arkansas and share it with a broader audience.

Share your story at
Check out the best value in on-demand streaming!

For as little as $5 a month, you can gain access to Arkansas PBS PassportCatch up on old favorites, binge the newest series, or find something you missed with this extensive, on-demand programming library – all while supporting the work of Arkansas PBS.