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What's New Next Week? February 28, 2019

International superstar Josh Groban performs at his sold-out concert taped on November 18, 2018, at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden. Courtesy of Todd Kaplan

 

Next week, GPB brings you scores (but not literally) of musical premieres (see what I did there?), retrospective looks at two renowned historical documentary filmmakers, and a sneak peek at a highly-anticipated Masterpiece drama. Take a look below at what's coming up.

Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert from Madison Square Garden - Monday, March 3 at 8 PM

Join the global superstar with the instantly recognizable voice along with special guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles for this critically-acclaimed, sold-out concert taped at the famed New York landmark.

Give during the broadcast of Josh Groban Bridges: In Concert from Madison Square Garden and you will automatically be entered to win an autographed microphone! One lucky winner will receive this handheld mic signed by Josh Groban! Show your support and donate by calling 800-222-4788 or giving online at gpb.org during the program to be automatically entered into the drawing. You do not have to donate to be entered, but because you value the programing on GPB we hope we can count on your support. Full drawing rules can be found at gpb.org/drawingrules

 

A Conversation With Ken Burns - Sunday, March 3 at 5:30 PM

Go behind-the-scenes with the acclaimed documentary filmmaker in this career retrospective. A comprehensive interview with the historian and storyteller whose work has included The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks and The Vietnam War.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America - Sunday, March 3 at 8 PM
Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates’ work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.
 
Les Miserables on Masterpiece: A First Look - Sunday, March 3 at 8:30 PM
Get a sneak peek at this epic adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel in which an extraordinary cast of characters struggle to survive in war-torn France. The six-part drama stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) as Jean Valjean, David Oyelowo (Selma) as Javert, Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, Broadchurch) as Madame Thénardier and Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply), in the role of Fantine.
 
Gutbliss with Dr. Robynne Chutkan - Tuesday, March 3 at 9:30 PM
Discover how true health begins in the gut with this groundbreaking guide to digestive wellness. Clearer skin, better mood, more energy and even a decreased risk for diseases like obesity and diabetes are all possible when you achieve a healthy gut.
 
Woody Guthrie All Star Tribute Concert - 1970 - Friday, March 8 at 8 PM
Celebrate the legacy of America's greatest folk singer with this 1970 concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Features Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Peter Fonda and Will Geer.
 
What the World Needs Now: Words by Hal David - Saturday, March 9 at 3:30 PM
Join host Bette Midler for this musical tribute to pop music hitmaker Hal David. Features interviews with Burt Bachrach, Dionne Warwick, Valerie Simpson, B.J. Thomas and more, along with music-clip performances from Aretha Franklin, Cher and others.
 
Quincy Jones Presents: Sheléa - Saturday, March 9 at 9 PM

Known for his eye for spotting new talent, music legend Quincy Jones has called Sheléa one of the greatest artists of her generation. A vocalist, songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer, Sheléa also credits composer and producer David Foster as a mentor and has toured with him extensively. Now all three major talents appear in this new PBS special, taped in Los Angeles in front of an intimate audience of invited guests. 

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