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What's New Next Week? February 7, 2019

Left to right: Sanders Manning, Lester Anderson, Bob Barth, and Robert Thompson, 1964. Courtesy of the Man in the Sea Museum
 
Next week, GPB travels from the deepest depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space (and points between) to bring you several exciting premieres. Take a look below at what's coming up.
 
Margaret: The Rebel Princess - Sunday, February 10 at 10:00 PM
This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century.
 
 
The Queen Mother - Sunday, February 10 at 11:00 PM

Wife, monarch and much-loved public figure – Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was one of the most respected members of the British Royal family. This moving profile reveals the dramatic inside story of the Queen Mother’s life, highlighting the moments of pain and upheaval that ultimately defined her legacy. Find out how she and King George VI steered the country through the darkness of World War Two, and how she later forged a new role for herself as the senior matriarch of the Royal Family. With testimonies from royal experts and insiders, as well as extensive archive materials, The Queen Mother forensically examines the life of a woman with a will of iron, determined to protect the British monarchy.

 

American Experience: Sealab - Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 PM

Discover the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy's daring and groundbreaking Sealab program, whose "Aquanauts" tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of underseas exploration.

 

Frontline: Predator on the Reservation - Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 PM

Learn about a pediatrician accused of sexually abusing Native American boys for years. An investigation with The Wall Street Journal into the decades-long failure to stop a government doctor who moved from reservation to reservation despite warnings.

 

Nature: Wild Ways of the Vikings - Wednesday, February 13 at 8:00 PM

Experience the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. From the killer whales of the North Sea to the volcanic mounts of Iceland, see the deep history and cultural respect the Vikings had with the land and sea. Ewan McGregor narrates.

 

NOVA: Rise of the Rockets - Wednesday, February 13 at 9:00 PM

As companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic make space more accessible, and NASA returns to crewed spaceflight, a new era of space exploration seems to be on the horizon. But will this seeming rocket Renaissance become just more than hype?

 

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