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Arkansas PBS brings communities together with launch of Arkansas Live

Livestreaming initiative highlights special events

from Crystal Bridges, Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS has launched the new initiative Arkansas Live to bring compelling, unique events directly to Arkansas audiences through livestreaming at


“Arkansans now have a front row seat to some of the most entertaining and educational events across our state,” Arkansas PBS CEO Courtney Pledger said. “Our amazing partners for this initiative – including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Arkansas Department of Heritage, the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and many more – join us in the mutual goal of bringing together viewers from across Arkansas and beyond for events, speakers and performances through multi-camera media experiences that are very close to being there.”


The inaugural Arkansas Live series featured Evening Talks from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with guests Condoleezza RiceYo-Yo MaHillary ClintonDavid M. Rubenstein and others. All of the lectures are archived at


Upcoming Arkansas Live events include:

  • 2023 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame ceremony – Monday, March 6, at 5:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Heritage, this event celebrates some of Arkansas’s finest chefs, restaurants and food-themed events while honoring popular eateries of the past and the new Arkansas Food of the Year.
  • “Securing Water & Food in a Changing World” – Friday, March 17, at 9 a.m. This lecture from the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute and Winthrop Rockefeller Distinguished Lectures Advisory Committee features Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D., executive director of the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute.


In addition to upcoming livestreams, archived events available from Arkansas Live include:


Anyone interested in submitting an event to be considered for livestreaming through Arkansas Live should complete the form at


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).

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