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What's New Next Week? February 20, 2020

Miles Davis, Round Midnight Recording Session June 1956. Courtesy of Photographer Don Hunstein/Sony Music Archives


He is one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in music, and next week, GPB brings viewers an award-winning documentary that takes a hard look at the man behind the legend. Get a sneak peek at that and more below.


Independent Lens: Always in Season - Monday, February 24 at 11 PM

In 2014, African American teenager Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set. His mother believes he was lynched. Stark inconsistencies and few answers from officials drive her to lead efforts in what has become an ongoing fight for the truth.


American Masters - Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - Tuesday, February 25 at 9 PM

Discover the man behind the legend. With full access to the Miles Davis Estate, the film features never-before-seen footage, including studio outtakes from his recording sessions, rare photos and new interviews.


NOVA: The Mysteries of Sleep - Wednesday, February 26 at 9 PM

Like virtually every other animal, humans need sleep to survive. But why? Scientists peer into the brain to see what happens while we snooze and understand the powerful role that sleep—or lack of it—plays in memory, trauma, and emotion regulation.

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