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'Arkansas PBS'

Chief financial officer at Arkansas PBS resigns after a year on the job

The CFO at Arkansas PBS has resigned after a year on the job. Karen Watkins' departure adds to the staffing shortage the station already faced.
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Levar Burton discovers Arkansas ties on PBS' 'Finding Your Roots'

Burton, the luminary host of "Reading Rainbow," sat down with Henry Louis Gates Jr. to peek back at his family tree — and found that both his great-grandfather and grandfather were educators in Arkansas.

Arkansas PBS' Mister Rogers-themed sweater drive receives record donations

Inspired by the generous spirit (and impeccable style) of television icon Fred Rogers, the 2023 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Sweater Drive received over 7,000 donations.
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What are Arkansas officials mad about this week? Big Bird and the state constitution

Christmas has come early for Arkansas state government geeks who can't look away from political pageants such as these. Let's fight! 

Legislative committee approves a request to examine Arkansas PBS spending

A request to delve into the Arkansas PBS books came from Rep. Jeff Wardlaw (R-Hermitage) and Sen. Terry Rice (R-Waldron). Wardlaw said Arkansas PBS had violated certain state procurement rules.

Arkansas PBS wants you to channel your inner Mr. Rogers and donate a sweater this November

Would you make it a beautiful day for a neighbor and donate a sweater?

Hunting squirrels with diamonds: A Q&A with David Elmore of Arkansas PBS

It takes a lot to keep track of all the video footage for a station that’s been on air since Dec. 4, 1966. Archivist David Elmore is getting some help with a $1.16 million grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to preserve more than 50 years of Arkansas television.

Arkansas PBS airing high school baseball, softball state championships statewide this week

Arkansas PBS Sports will broadcast the Class 6A-1A 2023 Centennial Bank High School Baseball and Softball State Championships live from the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Arkansas PBS’s primary channel.

Brent Renaud Foundation and Arkansas PBS hosting free conversation with filmmakers Craig Renaud and Juan Arredondo

Arkansas PBS and the Brent Renaud Foundation are hosting a free conversation with filmmakers Craig Renaud and Juan Arredondo on 1 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 22 in the Arkansas PBS studios at 350 S. Donaghey Ave. in Conway.

Dazz & Brie's work on 'Rise and Shine' snags two of Arkansas PBS's 21 Emmy nominations

Also among Arkansas PBS' nominations: food journalist and author Kat Robinson for "Arkansas Dairy Bars," Nathan Willis for "7 Days: The Opioid Crisis in Arkansas," Collin Buchanan and Corey Womack for work on the acclaimed children's series "Blueberry's Clubhouse," and photographer Terrell Case for "Exploring Arkansas From Above." Go, public television! 

Free advanced screening of new Arkansas PBS documentary 'Dirt' at Ron Robinson tonight

Arkansas PBS is hosting a free advanced screening of "Dirt" tonight, a new documentary about the importance of soil conservation. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening begins 7 p.m.

Arkansas PBS boss Courtney Pledger pledges progress

She's making moves.