A new series of “Barnes and… A Conversation With” featuring conversations with Arkansas’ congressmen will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) beginning September 4, at 6:30 p.m.

“Barnes and… A Conversation With,” AETN’s public affairs series with host Steve Barnes, will address various political topics in interviews with each of Arkansas’ United States representatives. They will discuss the state of the nation and the state of Congress. Particular areas of interest will include disputes over the debt ceiling, repeated attempts to defund the Affordable Care Act and where or if immigration reform will succeed.

Episodes include:

• Barnes and… A Conversation With Representative Rick Crawford,” airing September 4, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats September. 12, at 6:30 p.m.
• Barnes and… A Conversation With Representative Tim Griffin,” airing September 11, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats September 19, at 6:30 p.m.
• Barnes and… A Conversation With Representative Steve Womack,” airing September 18, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats September 26, at 6:30 p.m.
• Barnes and… A Conversation With Representative Tom Cotton,” airing September 25, at 6:30 p.m.; repeats October 3, at 6:30 p.m.

The series is underwritten in part by The Moving Image Trust Fund.

“Barnes and … A Conversation With,” in production for more than 20 years, is a cutting-edge current affairs program featuring conversations with a variety of prominent individuals from many interests and backgrounds.