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What's New Next Week? July 18, 2019

"Nova: The Planets" explores our solar system in five dramatic stories spanning billions of years. Courtesy of BDH Creative

Next week on GPB TV, the Summer of Space winds to a close with the premiere of two new series telling the spectacular story of our solar system and examining the ways our ancestors made sense of it all. Take a look below at what we've got coming up.



Reel South: A Texas Myth - Monday, July 22 at 9 PM

The Glover family invites an indigenous activist group to start a protest camp on their land in West Texas. Roughly 20 miles north of the US-Mexico Border, the Two Rivers camp sets out to fight the same company that built the pipeline at Standing Rock. As more oil and gas projects threaten the region, their struggle reveals much about the colonial legacy of Texas and the price of activism.


POV: On Her Shoulders - Monday, July 22 at 10 PM

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.


Ancient Skies – Wednesday, July 24 at 8 pm

Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space. Expert contributors decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origins.


NOVA: The Planets – Wednesday, July 24 at 9 pm

Among the stars in the night sky wander the eight-plus worlds of our own solar system—each home to truly awe-inspiring sights. Volcanoes three times higher than Everest, geysers erupting with icy plumes, cyclones larger than Earth lasting hundreds of years. Each of our celestial neighbors has a distinct personality and a unique story. In this five-part series, NOVA will explore the awesome beauty of The Planets, and reveal how each of them has affected our own planet: Earth.


Planning on tuning in next week? Let us know in the comments!