Coretta Scott King leads a protest.

Coretta Scott King (wife of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King) leads the November 15, 1969, march in Washington, DC, protesting the war in Vietnam. Mrs. King is flanked on her left by Senator George McGovern (D-South Dakota) and on her right by Senator Charles Goodell (R-New York.)

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Next week, American Experience looks at the protests that changed the course of the U.S. war in Vietnam, we'll celebrate Georgia music legends and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

Antiques Roadshow: Did Grandma Lie? - Monday, March 27 at 8 PM

Find out if grandma lied about the family goods that include a 1900 Mark Twain letter, a ruby and diamond bracelet and a Babe Ruth & Honus Wagner signed baseball. Does the story of the show-topping $85,000 find really hold up?

By Parties Unknown - Monday, March 27 at 10 PM

By Parties Unknown explores the story of the violent lynching of four Black men in Russellville, Kentucky in 1908 and highlights the events and the cultural climate surrounding the lynching through the perspective of a community scholar who seeks to chronicle and share the story for present and future generations.

Independent Lens: Hidden Letters - Monday, March 27 at 11:30 PM

The bonds of sisterhood and the parallels of struggles among generations of women in China, are drawn together by the once-secret written language of Nüshu, the only script designed and used exclusively by women.

Jim Acosta and Van Jones

Finding Your Roots: Anchormen - Tuesday, March 28 at 8 PM

Henry Louis Gates introduces trail-blazing journalists Jim Acosta and Van Jones to the ancestors who blazed a trail for them, meeting runaway slaves and immigrant settlers who took enormous chances so that their descendants might thrive.

American Experience: The Movement and the Madman - Tuesday, March 28  at 9 PM

Explore how two brilliantly orchestrated antiwar protests in the fall of 1969 — the largest the country had ever seen — pressured President Nixon to cancel what he called his “madman” plans for a massive escalation of the U.S. war in Vietnam, including a threat to use nuclear weapons. 

The Fallen Astronaut - Wednesday, March 29 at 9 PM

Learn the compelling story of one of the most extraordinary — yet controversial — tributes to the achievements of the Space Age: a sculpture on the Moon dedicated to all the astronauts and cosmonauts who died during the Race to the Moon.

The Outlaw Trail: Outlaws Rock - Friday, March 31 at 7 PM

Enjoy this multi-artist concert special featuring legendary songs, star performers, brilliant musicians and performances captured onstage at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas. Featured performers include Ray Benson, Lee Roy Parnell, Joe Ely, Rodney Crowell, Holly Williams, and many more.

Chuck Leavell plays a piano.

A Night of Georgia Music - Friday, March 31 at 8 PM

This hour-long program features three of Georgia’s most well-known musicians: R.E.M. founding member and Macon native Mike Mills; former Allman Brothers Band member and current Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell; and internationally renowned violin soloist and Macon native Robert McDuffie. Featuring songs from Georgia’s favorite contemporary artists, including Otis Redding, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., Outkast, the B-52s and Brook Benton.

The Library of Congress Gerswhin Prize: Joni Mitchell - Friday, March 31 at 9 PM

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell receives the 2023 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C.