Our mission is to inform, to inspire, and to educate and to do so in the only media environment that is noncommercial and available to 99% of all Americans.
WHO WE ARE KAET, Arizona State University's public television station, has been broadcasting since January 30, 1961. More than 75 percent of Arizonans receive our signal through a network of translators and cable systems. With more than 1.5 million viewers each week, KAET consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations in the country. WHAT WE DO In addition to airing programs distributed nationally by PBS, KAET produces its own award-winning programs. Especially noteworthy are HORIZON, our nightly public affairs program, and The Arizona Collection, a continuing series that explores the land, history and people of Arizona. Among the programs in this series are Over Arizona; Barry Goldwater: Photographs & Memories; Thieves of Time; Seasons of a Navajo; River of Stone; and Arizona Spring and Fall Landscaping and Gardening. OUR WINNING WAYS KAET has garnered numerous local and national honors, including Emmy awards for Over Arizona, Barry Goldwater: Photographs & Memories, Thieves of Time, and Read Earth. HORIZON received the 1996 Governor's Award from the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This special Emmy is the chapter's highest honor. Over Arizona and Barry Goldwater: Photographs & Memories also received awards from the New York Festivals. KAET's promotional campaign for Over Arizona garnered top honors in the 1996 PBS Advertising and Promotion Awards competition. Arizona Gives to Education and Read Earth, two of our community outreach campaigns, received national acclaim from PBS, and Read Earth won special recognition from the National Education Association.