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What's New Next Week? January 23, 2020

Young Lords members protest at the 18th Avenue Police Station in Chicago. Courtesy of Paul Sequiera.


Next week, GPB shares the stories of a Prince thrust reluctantly onto the throne, young activists from different backgrounds coming together to protect their communities, and the scientists who worked tirelessly to show us we maybe shouldn’t be eating so many poisonous chemicals. Take a look below at what we’ve got coming up!

King George VI: The Man Behind the King’s Speech – Sunday, January 26 at 7 PM

Discover the true story of an introverted man who reluctantly became King of England during the onset of World War II. This documentary features original contributions from The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper and actor Colin Firth, who portrayed King George VI in the film, providing insight into the life of a humble man who overcame his own demons for the sake of his nation.


Independent Lens: The First Rainbow Coalition – Monday, January 27 at 11 PM

In 1969, Chicago community-based groups formed alliances across lines of race and ethnicity to confront issues like police brutality and substandard housing. Hear the movement's little-known story through archival footage and interviews with members.


American Experience: The Poison Squad – Tuesday, January 28 at 9 PM

Discover the forgotten heroes who fought for food safety at the turn of the 20th century. Unusual experiments and tireless advocacy led by a government chemist changed the way Americans thought about food, health and consumer safety forever.

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