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Men & Women of Distinction
"Men & Women of Distinction" is an ongoing series that profiles Arkansans whose lives have had a profound effect on the development of the state; the character of it's people or its image beyond our borders. By highlighting these men and women, the series allows history to be told by the voices of those who lived it; in a format that can be preserved for future generations.
Men and women profiled in the series to date include former governors; U.S. senators and representatives; an internationally renowned composer, a former U.S. Surgeon General and a nationally recognized philanthropist.
Latest Episode: "Men and Women of Distinction: Mike Beebe"
A product of Arkansas, the Honorable Mike Beebe was born in a tar paper shack in Amagon. Beebe rose from his humble beginnings to practice law in Searcy and run for Arkansas Senate - where he was first elected in 1981 and served for 20 years - followed by successful runs for attorney general (2003-2007) and, finally, governor (2007-2015). Watch Now