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What's New Next Week? June 27, 2019

Fireworks over the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy of Leonid Andronov/Alamy Stock Photo.


Next week, GPB celebrates America's birthday with another spectacular West Lawn concert while the Summer of Space prepares for liftoff. Take a look below at what we've got coming up!


Reel South: Gimme a Faith - Monday, July 1 at 9 PM

Thousands of Chinese students arrive in the United States each year, often confronting loneliness and culture-clash upon arrival. Arriving in North Carolina to study filmmaking, Hao Zhang is surprised to find a unique community of Chinese students, connected by a newly discovered evangelical Christianity that is often at stark odds with their communist roots in China.


POV: Call Her Ganda - Monday, July 1 at 10 PM

Three women pursue justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine. In galvanizing a political uprising, they take on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.


Secrets of the Dead: Galileo's Moon - Tuesday, July 2 at 8 PM

Join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo’s “Sidereus Nuncius,” which changed our understanding of the cosmos. This copy included his signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings.


Homo Spatius - Tuesday, July 2 at 9 PM

What are the effects of space travel on the astronauts themselves? Homo Spatius takes an in-depth look at the medical science behind extraterrestrial travel, featuring stories from 12 astronauts from around the world, stunning visuals, and modern-day lab testing.


A Capitol Fourth 2019 - Thursday, July 4 at 8 PM & 9:30 PM
Celebrate America's 243rd birthday with an Independence Day celebration for our entire nation. The country’s longest-running July 4 national broadcast tradition returns from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
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