Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color.
Start off Earth Month early by tuning in to Arizona PBS! Discover diverse ecosystems, dynamic climates and intricate support systems.
Just in time for the beginning of baseball season, enjoy Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's classic documentary series "Baseball."
Arizona PBS. Channel 8. KAET. A lot of things have changed in our 60 years of broadcasting — even our name. As we celebrate our big 60th anniversary this year, we’re reflecting on how we’ve gotten this far, while also planning for ways we can continue to serve our communities in the next 60 years.
Arizona PBS gets top PBS honors for its community outreach activities and for informational station breaks for children.
Feb. 27: First “Arizona Presidential Preference Forum” is held. Arizona PBS coordinates the live broadcast from Gammage Auditorium. “Horizon” host Michael Grant moderates, while local commercial TV stations provide equipment and staffing. The event and the concurrent KAET Poll garner national publicity and snag another Governor’s Award for Arizona PBS.
“Savor the Southwest,” a 13-part cooking series, premieres locally during the March pledge drive. The most ambitious project Arizona PBS has undertaken to date, the program was carried nationally by more than 80 stations, including most major markets.
After five years of planning and fundraising, Arizona PBS goes digital, now broadcasting in high definition and launching digital channels 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3. Arizona PBS is the first station in Arizona to multicast — broadcast multiple programs at the same time on different channels.
Arizona PBS broadcasts “Live from Mars” to elementary and middle school students in classrooms across the country via the Mars Student Imaging Project, part of the Mars Odyssey Project at ASU. Students at the MSIP facility and remote locations linked via the broadcast are able to interact with NASA researchers.
Gov. Janet Napolitano agrees to be a regular guest on “Horizon” on the first Thursday of every month.
Arizona PBS officially becomes a Ready to Learn station, providing free workshops throughout Arizona on using television to introduce skills and ideas. In the first year, Arizona PBS conducts 52 workshops reaching over 7,000 children and distributing 3,600 free children’s books. One-third of the workshops are presented in Spanish.
“Horizonte” premieres on Sept. 18 after a summer of pilot episodes and guest hosts. Based on the “Horizon” format, the show provides a forum for local and national issues viewed through a Hispanic lens. Phoenix attorney José Cárdenas is selected as host.
Arizona PBS announces a new website address, azpbs.org.
After more than 25 years in the “Horizon” anchor chair, Michael Grant steps down. The following year, Ted Simons officially becomes the new host.
Arizona PBS begins the big move to the new Cronkite School building on ASU’s downtown Phoenix campus. Station administration, business office and marketing and development teams make the move, while programming, production, “Horizon,” and creative services remain in Tempe until all broadcast infrastructure is complete.