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What's New Next Week? December 12, 2019

Actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth performs with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.


Next week, GPB starts getting into the holiday spirit with a sparkling musical celebration, and documents perilous journeys through the Australian outback, the arctic tundra, and primary season. Take a look below at what we’ve got coming up!


Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir – Monday, December 16 at 9 PM

The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are joined by Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth for a night traditional Christmas music, dancing and storytelling.


Chefs Marcus & Vivian: A Taste of What’s Next – Monday, December 16 at 10 PM

Vivian Howard and Marcus Samuelsson have been traveling around the country to better understand immigrant foodways. While in Los Angeles, the two chefs visit Grand Central Market to meet new friends that contribute to the richness of LA food scene.


Independent Lens: Attla – Monday, December 16 at 10:30 PM

Discover the inspiring true story of Alaska Native dogsled champion George Attla, who, with one good leg and fierce determination, rose to international fame. His racing prowess and ability to identify and train exceptional dogs made him a legend.


Outback Rabbis – Tuesday, December 17 at 9 PM

A road trip like no other, Outback Rabbis follows two Orthodox Hasidic Rabbis as they traverse the Australian outback in a documentary that’s as insightful as it is hilarious and packed with discoveries about community and understanding, laced with wit, music and culture.


The Ornament of the World – Tuesday, December 17 at 10 PM

Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this is the story of a remarkable 800-year period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews in medieval Spain forged a common cultural identity that often transcended their religious differences.


Pilgrimage – Wednesday, December 18 at 8 PM

Watch as seven celebrities are stripped of their everyday comforts to live as modern day pilgrims and trek a famous medieval pilgrimage. Will their experiences change the way they think about themselves and their faith?


PBS NewsHour & POLITICO Democratic Debate – Thursday, December 19 at 8 PM

The PBS NewsHour and POLITICO will host the sixth Democratic presidential debate at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Coverage begins at 8, followed by in-depth post-debate analysis. Judy Woodruff, Amna Nawaz and Yamiche Alcindor from PBS NewsHour, and Tim Alberta from Politico moderate.

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