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What's New Next Week? June 30, 2023
Next week, join America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation lighting up the iconic D.C. skyline and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!
Rick Steves’ Europe: Art of the Middle Ages - Monday, July 3 at 7 PM
After Rome fell, Europe spent a thousand years in its Middle Ages. Its art shows how the light of civilization flickered in monasteries and on Europe's fringes: Christian Byzantium, Moorish Spain, and pagan Vikings. Then, around A.D. 1000, Europe rebounded. The High Middle Ages brought majestic castles, radiant Gothic cathedrals, and exquisite art that dazzled the faithful and the secular alike.
POV: A Story of Bones - Monday, July 3 at 11 PM
As Chief Environmental Officer for St. Helena’s troubled airport project, Annina van Neel learns about an unmarked mass burial ground of an estimated 9,000 formerly enslaved Africans. Haunted by this historical injustice, she and African American preservationist Peggy King Jorde fight for the proper memorialization of these forgotten victims.
A Capitol Fourth 2023 - Tuesday, July 4 at 8 PM
This time-honored 43 year-tradition puts viewers front and center for America’s biggest birthday party with the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation lighting up the iconic D.C. skyline. Celebrate our country’s 247th birthday with musical performances by top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical, and Broadway, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of premier pops conductor Jack Everly.
Human Footprint - Wednesday, July 5 at 9 PM
Part science series and part travel show, this six-part documentary series takes viewers from farms to restaurants, from a high-tech lab to a sweltering street market, from pristine rain forests to the sewers of New York City. Stories of science, history and culture reveal the complicated, conflicted and remarkable species that is Homo sapiens.