Arkansas PBS offers gift of essential programming in Giving Tuesday challenge


Donations up to $30,000 matched dollar-for-dollar to further network’s commitment to Arkansas stories, education, entertainment, community outreach

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will celebrate generosity this Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, by encouraging the gift of insightful, educational, essential programming for audiences statewide. To further the network’s commitment to Arkansas communities and Arkansas stories, helping children learn and grow, and inspirational programming that lifts viewers up, Arkansas PBS Ambassadors Circle members will match donations dollar-for-dollar – up to $30,000 – made to Arkansas PBS on Giving Tuesday.

“What does Arkansas PBS mean to you?” Arkansas PBS Foundation CEO Marge Betley said. “For some viewers, it's the comfort of a familiar friend or new adventures in unexplored territory.

“For others, it's a window to a world they never even imagined. Arkansas PBS tells stories from around the world – and from just around the corner, right here at home – and delivers them straight to our audiences, wherever they watch. And, we rely on the generous support from our audiences to make these programs happen.”

The public is encouraged to tune in to Arkansas PBS throughout GivingTuesday for live updates toward the $30,000 goal, as well as special programming including local favorites “Exploring Arkansas From Above,” “Dirt” and “Make Room for Pie.” Anyone who donates between now and Nov. 29 can request that their contribution be added to the challenge total at the end of Giving Tuesday. Donations may be made at or by calling 800-662-2386.

Viewers are also encouraged to share what Arkansas PBS means to them by emailing

Contributions to Arkansas PBS’s GivingTuesday campaign will help support:

  • A safe place for children to learn, not just be entertained.
  • A deeper look at issues and events from around the world and local communities.
  • World travel from the comfort of home.
  • Incredible drama, music, science, history and documentaries.
  • Stories about the people, places and events that make life in The Natural State so remarkable.

Donors who give $5 or more per month ($60+ yearly) will receive the member-exclusive benefit of on-demand streaming through Arkansas PBS Passport. This extensive library features more than 400 local Arkansas PBS productions, as well as PBS series and specials, making it the best value in on-demand streaming.

Anyone interested in helping Arkansas PBS keep moving forward and ensuring that viewers statewide have access to great programming and educational resources can visit or on GivingTuesday Nov. 29. Anyone who signs up to donate monthly to a nonprofit on Facebook, Meta will match 100% of the donation after the second monthly donation, up to $100 per donation, $100,000 per nonprofit and up to $7 million in total across all organizations.

All donations will support programming on Arkansas PBS.

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Nov. 29 and throughout the year.

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Giving Tuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. Giving Tuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.

About Arkansas PBS Foundation

The Arkansas PBS Foundation exists to support Arkansas PBS’s mission of enhancing lives through trusted, multiplatform public media content and educational services. The Foundation provides Arkansans with opportunities to connect with Arkansas’s only statewide public media by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The Arkansas PBS Foundation builds and strengthens relationships between Arkansas PBS, donors and audiences and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

About Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain), KETS (Forrest City) and KETS (Gaither).