5 p.m. Saturday, July 9
AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2)
Though we get the feeling it could exist in any city in the world — from Bombay to Boston — we’re kind of proud of the fact that we here in Little Rock get to count Heifer International as a neighbor. A truly global relief organization, Heifer’s unique program — which places livestock animals such as dairy goats with poor families to help them reach self-sufficiency — is an idea that has worked all but miracles in the darkest corners of the Third World for going on 50 years. Here, cameras follow Heifer into some of the bleakest places on earth, where their animals bring hope and health to those who lack both.
THE KKK: A SECRET HISTORY
6 p.m. Saturday, July 9
The History Channel (Comcast Ch. 70)
For anyone, no matter what race, it’s likely to be one of the most chilling images in American history: white robed minions of the Ku Klux Klan, pledging their allegiance to racial purity before a towering, burning cross. No other organization in the history of our country has sown as much fear, derision and hatred as the KKK — an organization that, despite its Southern-fried image, is far from a Southerners-only institution (at the height of its power, the largest KKK klavern was headquartered in Illinois). Here, filmmakers talk with opponents of the Klan, Klan leaders and the new breed of racists who would see the KKK return to its former power.
9 p.m. Saturday, July 10
TLC (Comcast Ch. 68)
What with property values at an all-time high and the dot-com bubble a thing of the past, it’s become the new way to get rich quick: “Flipping,” or buying a house low, fixing it up cosmetically, then selling it high. The risk is also high. With budgets tight and time at a premium, the slightest oversight, misstep, or unforeseen cost can be the difference between coming out golden or sinking like a lead balloon. Here, flippers try to beat both the bank and the clock to turn a sow’s ear into something a buyer would pony up well into the six figures for. Greed and ambition don’t translate into work ethic and skill with power tools, however, so the results often range from incredible to downright pathetic.
A wayward Mercedes-Benz careened off Main Street in North Little Rock following a traffic accident Saturday night, with the car smashing through a window and destroying a door at Argenta Bead Co. The impact knocked over shelves and scattered what the owner of the business called "thousands and thousands and thousands" of beads and charms, including several expensive and rare antique glass beads — across the store.
The Governor's office today announced the creation of an "Office of Transformation" along with a new chief officer for the agency, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson saying the goal of the office would be to "drive efficiency" in government and streamline state operations.
Next week a series of meetings on the use of technology to tackle global problems will be held in Little Rock by Club de Madrid — a coalition of more than 100 former democratic former presidents and prime ministers from around the world — and the P80 Group, a coalition of large public pension and sovereign wealth funds founded by Prince Charles to combat climate change. The conference will discuss deploying existing technologies to increase access to food, water, energy, clean environment, and medical care.
Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
So fed up was young Edgar Welch of Salisbury, N.C., that Hillary Clinton was getting away with running a child-sex ring that he grabbed a couple of guns last Sunday, drove 360 miles to the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C., where Clinton was supposed to be holding the kids as sex slaves, and fired his AR-15 into the floor to clear the joint of pizza cravers and conduct his own investigation of the pedophilia syndicate of the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.
There is almost nothing real about "reality TV." All but the dullest viewers understand that the dramatic twists and turns on shows like "The Bachelor" or "Celebrity Apprentice" are scripted in advance. More or less like professional wrestling, Donald Trump's previous claim to fame.