Arkansas PBS to Livestream Day One of Fiscal Session

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The virus pandemic response has prompted Arkansas lawmakers to make some changes for the bi-annual fiscal session, set to begin today. And, the state's residents have the chance to watch live thanks to Arkansas PBS. The following is a news release from them, outlining the offering and how to access additional information.

"Arkansas PBS will livestream the opening day proceedings of the fiscal session of the 92nd General Assembly on the Arkansas Citizens Access Network (AR-CAN),, Wednesday, April 8, beginning at noon.

The session will be held at the Jack Stephens Event Center on the UA Little Rock campus.

AR-CAN provides unprecedented access to state government, giving Arkansas citizens a front row seat to legislative proceedings, board and commission meetings, and other government hearings and activities. The website is dedicated to livestreaming Arkansas state government events and meetings and serves as an important educational tool, allowing students to see their government at work while learning about public affairs and civic responsibility.

Those wanting to receive text message updates about livestreaming government events, such as Gov. Asa Hutchinsonís daily COVID-19 update, text ARCAN to 313131.

Arkansas PBS is Arkansasís only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including 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) and KETZ (El Dorado)."

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