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What's New Next Week? November 29, 2018

"Miss Springmaid" examines the flamboyant and daring advertising philosophy of famed textile executive "Colonel" Elliott White Springs.

Next week, GPB brings you three new documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including a brand-new GPB exclusive, Journey of the Whooping Crane. Take a look at what's coming up next week.

Miss Springmaid - Monday, December 3 at 10:30 pm

Miss Springmaid tells the story of how textile executive "Colonel" Elliott White Springs of Springs Mills, Inc. spearheaded an innovative ad campaign that made Springmaid Sheets a household name and changed the approach of the country's advertising industry from the late 1940s until his death in 1959. Initially, the advertising industry called his ads "degrading," but today "Colonel" Springs' potpourri of risqué images, puns and double-entendres are studied at major universities and hailed as the beginning of Madison Avenue's hold on the nation's sexual consciousness.

Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up - Tuesday, December 4 at 10:30 pm

Civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer is remembered by those who worked side by side with her in the struggle for voting rights. An African-American sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, Hamer’s difficulty registering to vote in 1962 led to her career as an outspoken activist, congressional candidate, and fierce fighter for the rights of all. 

Journey of the Whooping Crane - Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00 pm

This new natural history documentary illustrates the remarkable life of the whooping crane, the tallest and one of the rarest birds in North America. Habitat loss and hunting had reduced the population to just fifteen birds by 1940, but Journey of the Whooping Crane introduces viewers to some of the remarkable individuals who have dedicated their lives to restoring and protecting these exceptional birds. 

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