KATV has consistently provided viewers with interesting Arkansas-based stories even if it means extensive and difficult travel. Here are a few examples of special assignment reports over the years that required complicated logistics and sometimes encountering dangerous situations.
The Balkan War extended into the late 1990s with an air was over Kosovo. NATO forces were staged at Aviano Air Force Base in northern Italy under the command of Arkansas native General Wesley Clark. Some of the troops stationed there were from Little Rock Air Force Base. KATV’s Karen Fuller, photographer Tim Hamilton and producer Randy Dixon filed reports from the air base and from NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The result was a letter writing campaign to airmen at Aviano AFB from elementary school students in Arkansas.