Another retro gem shared by Retrontario reminded me of the origins of the A&E Network.
When I first saw A&E, it was called the Arts & Entertainment Network and it was very PBS-ish. Lots of BBC stuff and upper crust viewing, as I recall. Here's an Arts & Entertainment Network promo to give you a taste of what it once was.
It's hard to believe that evolved (devolved?) into the A&E of today. Now it's all Gene Simmons: Family Jewels and Dog the Bounty Hunter and such.
At least it supplied me with my nightly Law & Order fix during my uni days.