The Farm Bill, Exxon’s Mayflower Oil Spill, Gay Marriage & More on ‘Arkansas Week’

At 8 p.m. on your local AETN station, I guest-host “Arkansas Week” with a top-notch panel of Arkansas journalists: independent reporters Steve Brawner and Ernie Dumas and KUAR-FM, 89, News Director Michael Hibblen. On the docket tonight: a farm bill with an uncertain future approved in the House, new info on what might have caused […]

Dale Nicholson Signs Off: Arkansas TV Legend Dies at 74

KATV: Long-Time General Manager Dale Nicholson Has Died: Dale Nicholson, who presided over one of Arkansas’ most influential television stations for 25 years as general manager, died at his Little Rock home on Saturday. He was 74. Little Rock ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, where Nicholson spent nearly all of his professional career, announced Nicholson’s […]

Falcon Jet, Mark Pryor, Medicaid, the Housing Market and More on ‘Arkansas Week’

In this week’s edition of AETN’s “Arkansas Week,” me, KUAR-FM, 89.1’s Michael Hibblen and Nathan Vandiver and host Steve Barnes take a look a rapidly heating U.S. Senate race, the state of the state’s economy, another milestone in the Medicaid expansion and more. Plus: Steve has a conversation with Shane Broadway, interim director of the […]

Funeral Today for Journalist Bob McCord

The funeral for journalist Robert McCord is set for today. Arkansas Business has details here, which includes an account of McCord’s work to establish the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, which, despite the state Legislature’s best efforts, remains among the strongest in the country. Above is how I first met McCord, on Little Rock CBS […]

Arkansas Week: Dustin McDaniel on ExxonMobile in Mayflower & Medicaid

On this week’s edition of AETN‘s “Arkansas Week,” Steve Barnes talks to Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel about ExxonMobil and the Mayflower oil spill. Plus, me, KUAR’s Michael Hibblen and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Doug Thompson discuss the Medicaid non-expansion expansion and gubernatorial/congressional politics. You can watch the whole show right here.

Brightcove’s Jeremy Allaire on His Apple TV Predictions

Brightcove chairman and CEO, writing again for AllThingsD on what he expects out of the mythical Apple TV. No. 1? The best way to consume broadcast TV and any online video. A seamless touch- and TV-based interface makes it simple to consume your existing cable and broadcast content, including video-on-demand (VOD) libraries and DVR features. Via […]