REVOLUTION: SOUTHERN ROCK
2 p.m. Sunday, June 12
CMT (Comcast Ch. 58)
Though most folks who don’t favor country music might tend to shy away from CMT, the station has really wised up in recent years, going the VH-1 route of providing smart and informative documentaries in addition to the video of the latest Nashville pop-tart de jour. Here, CMT wades into the murky swamp that is the heritage of Southern rock. Bluesier, brasher and often more open to experimentation than their Northern brethren, Southern rockers became a force to be reckoned with in the 1970s, topping the charts over older, more established acts. Here, experts discuss legends like the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band.
8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14
Bravo (Comcast Ch. 50)
We’ve gone a little soft on the reality show genre in recent months. Call it Reality Intoxication. Just when you thought there was nothing else left that could be turned into reality TV, along comes the Bravo original series “Blow Out.” Set in a ritzy Beverly Hills hair salon, “Blow Out” revolves around the trials and tribulations of hairdresser/salon owner Jonathan Autin, who started his own hairport after working in some of California’s priciest palaces of perm. Here, Bravo tags along as Autin tries to ride herd over temperamental stylists, picky and powerful customers, and the worst enemy of any beginning business: the books.
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6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15
AETN (Comcast Ch. 3, Broadcast Ch. 2)
We’re right proud of AETN. In addition to all the great programming the network brings to our small screen, it also manages to field a number of fine, locally produced shows. One of our favorites is “On the Same Page.” Bringing in authors from around the country, “OTSP” has managed to land big names like Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg while keeping a small, book-club edge. This time around, “OTSP” chats with children’s book author Patricia McKissack. The Newberry and Caldecott Medal-winning author of such kid-lit as “The Dark Thirty” and “Precious and the Boo Hay,” McKissack talks about making magic for young readers.
A former inmate who claims she was sexually assaulted over 70 times by former McPherson Womens' Unit chaplain Kenneth Dewitt has filed a federal lawsuit against Dewitt, several staff members at the prison, and officials with the Arkansas Department of Corrections, including former director Ray Hobbs.
Bob Scoggin, 50, the Department of Arkansas Heritage archeologist whose job it was to review the work of agencies, including DAH and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, for possible impacts on historic properties, resigned from the agency on Monday. Multiple sources say Scoggin, whom they describe as an "exemplary" employee who the week before had completed an archeological project on DAH property, was told he would be fired if he did not resign.
Donald Trump, the president-elect of the United States, this morning made a public statement, via Twitter, that the flag burning should be disallowed by law: "there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"
Reforms promised by the Division of Children and Family Services are "absolutely necessary," the president of DCFS's independent consultant told a legislative committee this morning. But they still may not be enough to control the state's alarming growth in foster care cases.
Fake news is a new phenomenon in the world of politics and policy, but hokey economic scholarship has been around as long as Form 1040 and is about as reliable as the news hoaxes that enlivened the presidential campaign.