Sept. 25, 2023
Series showcases the people, places, stories that define The Natural State
CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will launch its original series “Homegrown” celebrating the people, places and stories of Arkansas, Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. and livestreaming at myarpbs.org/live.
“Homegrown” is a tribute to the essence of Arkansas – an exploration of remarkable individuals, their narratives and the rich heritage they contribute to their communities. Hosted by Dawn Scott, the series will take audiences on a journey through the lives of difference makers, innovators, families and rural communities, delving into the diverse tapestry of life in The Natural State.
“Arkansas is a treasure trove of characters who have shaped its story,” Arkansas PBS Executive Director and CEO Courtney Pledger said. “‘Homegrown’ captures these heartwarming tales that embody the spirit and vitality of our beloved state.”
Each episode of “Homegrown” will spotlight a unique theme, interweaving stories previously showcased through various Arkansas PBS productions. By adding fresh insights and perspectives, Scott will breathe new life into these segments, giving them a broader platform and reaching a wider audience.
In upcoming episodes, viewers will hear the inspiring stories of Canaan Sandy, the ultimate Arkansas Razorbacks superfan; Dolly Parton, a multifaceted artist and philanthropist; and Ja’Dayia Kursh, Arkansas’s trailblazing first Black Rodeo Queen.