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What's New Next Week? May 21, 2020

Color guard outside the U.S. Capitol. Courtesy of Capital Concerts

Next week, head into Memorial Day with Joe Mantenga and Gary Sinise hosting America’s night of remembrance, find out what’s eating up Easter Island with another interactive online screening and much more. Take a look below at what’s coming up!

 

 

National Memorial Day Concert 2020 - Sunday, May 24 at 8 PM and 9:30 PM

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise will co-host a special presentation of the National Memorial Day Concert. The program will tribute the men and women who are doing so much for all of us in the current fight against COVID-19, and continue, for the 31st year, to honor and remember our troops, veterans, wounded warriors, all those who have given their lives for freedom, and their families.

 

Independent Lens - Eating Up Easter - Monday, May 25 at 10 PM

More than just a picture-perfect postcard of iconic stone statues, Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, is a microcosm of a planet in flux. Directed by native Rapa Nui filmmaker Sergio Mata’u Rapu, Eating Up Easter explores the challenges his people are facing, and the intergenerational fight to preserve their culture and a beloved environment against a modernizing society and booming tourism trade. 

Join GPB on Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m. for an interactive online screening of Eating Up Easter, featuring a live Q&A with the filmmakers. Click here to learn more and to RSVP for this free event.

 

Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations - Tuesday, May 26 at 9 PM

Explore the recent rise in antisemitism, which is increasing in ways not seen since the 1930s, in the U.S. and Europe, and hear firsthand accounts from victims, witnesses and others who have experienced it.

 

Red, White and Rock (My Music) - Saturday, May 30 at 8 PM

Join Frankie Valli, The Righteous Brothers, Connie Francis and more for a 2002 patriotic celebration of America and pop oldies music. Featuring a dream lineup of artists from the rock, pop and doo-wop days of the late 50s and early to mid-60s.

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