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June 2019

What: An American Story: Race Amity and The Other Tradition
When: June 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:45pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Race relations in America will not substantially improve unless the public discourse on race moves beyond the blame-grievance-rejection framework to one that recognizes and celebrates our ability to overcome racial prejudice through association, amity, and collaboration. An American Story: Race Amity and The Other Tradition discusses the “better in us” a needed collective perspective in the current climate of national disunity across racial, religious, and political lines. This has significant implications for addressing public issues from immigration to health care and the myriad of governmental, educational, business, and religious challenges that we must successfully meet to weave the fabric of unity which is indispensable to survival as a nation.

Light reception at 6pm, followed by the film screening and discussion at 6:45pm. Audiences outside of Atlanta are invited to tune in online at 6:45pm for a livestream of the film and discussion here

Free parking is available in the onsite parking deck. Please park in the visitor designated area on the 2nd level. Driving directions and information may be found online here

 

What: Political Rewind Live in Cartersville
When: June 3, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm | Historic Grand Theatre

Join GPB for a special edition of Political Rewind  recorded live at Cartersville's historic Grand Theatre! Host Bill Nigut and his panel of experts will break down complicated issues facing voters, from local elected officials to state and federal government.  

 

May 2019

What: Luna-Palooza at Fernbank Science Center
When: May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to June 1, 2019 - 6:00am | Fernbank Science Center

Luna-Palooza at Fernbank Science Center

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 1969, and the entire Apollo program, Fernbank Science Center is celebrating the Moon (Luna) in a big way! 

Friday May 31st - Celebrate the Moon and the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 10 mission with a full day of Moon and space exploration themed planetarium shows. Each show will include a bonus screening of a 20-minute segment of the upcoming PBS American Experience mini-series, “Chasing the Moon.” The day concludes with a very special free live presentation at 8:00 p.m. in the planetarium called “Exploration and Science of the Moon” featuring Moon expert and planetary geologist Caleb Fassett from NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. 
 

Saturday June 1st - All planetarium shows will be free! In addition, guests will enjoy the new Ready Jet Go! movie, “One Small Step,” at 1:00 p.m. before it airs on GPB later in June. There will be hands-on activities in our exhibit hall from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Food trucks will be on-site from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Members of the Atlanta Astronomy Club will be present to answer your telescope questions and do some solar observing. Members of the Meteorite Association of Georgia will be present to show off space rocks.

 

What: And Then They Came for Us
When: May 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:15pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Please join Georgia Public Broadcasting and filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg, for a screening of And Then They Came for Us, an award-winning documentary about the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, the film brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban.

Experts from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta and the Council on American-Islamic Relations join us in discussion for this event in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

 

What: Rich's Department Store Remembered
When: May 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Rich’s department store was much more than a retailer - it was a mainstay of Atlanta’s history and culture. Home to the iconic Pink Pig and The Great Tree (the largest Christmas tree in Georgia), Rich’s was built on a foundation of exceptional customer service. Now, GPB invites you to relive nostalgia and share your Rich’s memorabilia for one special day.

We invite you to join us at GPB on Saturday, May 11 to share your own Rich’s stories and artifacts. Guests are encouraged to bring Rich’s artifacts to share, and we will have historian and author Jeff Clemmons (Rich’s: A Southern Institution) will also be on hand. You may even be featured on our new docu-series, “Rich’s Remembered!”

A limited number of guests will be welcomed by the hour, so as to provide adequate time to assess items. Please make your reservation by selecting the time that works best for you.

Free visitor parking is available on level two of the GPB parking deck. For directions and parking information, please click here.

What: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
When: May 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm | The Atlanta History Center

Georgia Public Broadcasting is pleased to partner with the Atlanta History Center for a screening event around Reconstruction: America After the Civil War on Monday, May 6.

Guests will be invited to view selected footage of Reconstruction: America After the Civil War in the Atlanta History Center gallery at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. Interspersed with the screenings, guests will be invited to visit the newly opened exhibit, Cyclorama: The Big Picture at 6pm and 7pm. Exhibition tickets will be offered on first-come basis for the first 120 guests. 

RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR is a new four-hour documentary executive produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, presents the definitive history of one of the least understood chapters in American history — the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change. The documentary is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films and WETA Washington, DC.

What: Charm City Screening Event
When: May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting

We invite you to join Indpendent Lens and Georgia Public Broadcasting for a screening and converstaion around the film Charm City. We will be watching dynamic clips from the film and engaging with leaders in the social and criminal justice space from across the nation, with an introduction from filmmaker Marilyn Ness. 

Charm City takes place in Baltimore, MD, but it tells a story that resonates in neighborhoods across the country. Atlanta represents another pocket of America with flaws in the criminal justice system, but it is also a community that is making leaps and bounds to curing violence happening in our neighborhoods. 

GPB offers free onsite parking. For directions and parking information, please click here. Please park in the visitor-designated parking area on level 2 to avoid ticketing. 

 

About the film

During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of the police, citizens, and government officials left on the frontlines. In these defensive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground. Watch the trailer here and be sure to tune in on Monday, April 22 to watch the broadcast permiere of Charm City on Independent Lens. This film will be available to stream right after the broadcast. 

April 2019

What: Country Music Preview Event
When: April 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm | Jepson Center

GPB is pleased to partner with the Savannah Music Festival for this special sneak peek of COUNTRY MUSIC, the new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey. COUNTRY MUSIC explores crucial questions –– “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people. 

Join us for a preview and discussion with filmmaker Dayton Duncan and singer-songwriter Darrell Scott.

Directions and parking information may be found online here. Due to event road closures, recommended parking is available in the Jefferson Street Garage.

 

What: Political Rewind Live in Athens
When: April 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm | UGA Instructional Plaza

Join GPB and WUGA for a special recording of Political Rewind hosted by Bill Nigut. Bill and his panel of experts will break down complicated issues facing voters, from local elected officials to state and federal government. 

The Instructional Plaza is located on North Campus, between the Psychology and Journalism Buildings. Parking will be available after 5pm in the adjacent lot (N09), entered from Hooper Street, adjacent to East Campus Road. 

This event is free to attend, but advance reservation is requested. 

What: Country Music Preview Event
When: April 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm | The Atlanta History Center

Join us for a special sneak peek of COUNTRY MUSIC, the new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey. COUNTRY MUSIC explores crucial questions –– “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people. 

Join us for a preview and discussion with filmmakers Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Pam Tubridy Baucom and featuring musical guests The Jeff Mosier Ensemble.

Special thanks to The Atlanta History Center  for hosting this event. The screening will take place in Woodruff Auditorium inside McElreath Hall. Free parking is available on site. 

 

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