National Public TV Day

03 Apr 2024 in

Did you know April 7 is National Public Television Day? We’re proud to celebrate with all of you! YOU are the reason for the work we do to serve Arkansas - and the reason that 350 other public television stations across America do the same. You are the support system that keeps us going each day.  

For our history buffs and PBS super fans, we thought we’d share a bit about how public television started, and some little known or new facts about Arkansas PBS. And don’t miss the end where we give you a sneak peek at what’s coming up!  


The Impact of Public Support

25 Mar 2024 in

The Impact of Public Support – And A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Donors
Patrick Pearce, Director of Membership, Arkansas PBS Foundation  

The Arkansas PBS Foundation receives financial support from over 25,000 households across Arkansas and neighboring states. While commercial stations are beholden to advertisers and make decisions based on ratings, Arkansas PBS makes decisions with the viewers’ and our community’s interests in mind. That independence makes Arkansas PBS unique.  

New Dramas and More to Stream on PBS Passport

15 Feb 2024 in

If you’ve been longing for that European vacation, love history with a sprinkle of drama, obsess over genealogy enjoy all things nature, PBS Passport – our streaming member benefit - has you covered. Then, treat your eyes and ears as we bring you the music genre that is thriving in Black spirituality – gospel.

There are so many new dramas hitting Arkansas PBS Passport this month, along with new episodes of “Finding Your Roots” and Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s all-new series “Gospel.”

Happy Voluntine’s Day!

01 Feb 2024 in

Happy Voluntine’s Day!

No, that’s not a typo. At Arkansas PBS Foundation, we love our volunteers so much, we decided to celebrate Voluntine’s Day this year and share what you mean to us. Taking a cue from poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Let me count [just a few of] the ways.”

62 Best Dramas to Stream on PBS Passport

11 Jan 2024 in

Cozy up with PBS dramas this winter. Arkansas PBS passport has your new favorites just waiting to be discovered.

As a reminder, you can watch on, or using the PBS App, available on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Android, Android TV, FireTV, Chromecast, Samsung and Vizio.

Watching the videos on Passport is a benefit of membership at the $60 level or higher. A donation of just $5 per month unlocks the vast streaming library and let’s you start streaming all the dramas you can handle.

Celebrating Arkansas: Holiday Traditions

01 Dec 2023 in

Embrace the true spirit of the holidays this winter by discovering many of the ways that Arkansans celebrate. Our newest installment in the “Celebrating Arkansas” series explores the incredible and diverse holiday season in the Natural State. From hundred-year-old traditions to new ones being made, there’s no shortage of Arkansans making the most out of this time of year. Our winter episode premieres Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of popular holidays and some of the ways in which people celebrate them!

“Arkansas Treasures” unlocks the stories behind Arkansas antiques and collectibles

17 Nov 2023 in

Want to get a look at the wonderful, weird and wild collectibles and antiques found throughout Arkansas?

Arkansas PBS has you covered with its new series “Arkansas Treasures” which is premiering Monday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m.

“Arkansas Treasures” features the most unique stories culled from hundreds of items and conversations between the Arkansans who own them and our professional evaluators.

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive

24 Oct 2023 in

Won’t you help a neighbor? Join us in the annual Mister Rogers Sweater Drive to support Arkansans in need! From Nov. 5 to Nov. 20, you’ll have the chance to donate new or gently used sweaters at libraries that are partnering with Arkansas PBS.

 “Real strength has to do with helping others.”