A black and white image of a group of women at a table looking into microscopes.

Female Cytologists at the clinical trials in Memphis, Tennessee.

Credit: Courtesy of University of Tennessee

Next week, we'll revisit some Georgia history and history makers, explore the stories of those who fought for a healthier nation and much more. Take a look at what's coming up!

Lillian Smith: Breaking the Silence - Monday, March 25 at 9 PM

A child of the South, she was seen as a traitor to the South for her stance on racial and gender equality. A friend of Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, Jr., she used her fame after writing a bestselling novel, Strange Fruit, to denounce the toxic social conditions that repressed the lives and imaginations of both blacks and whites.

The Day that Shook Georgia - Monday, March 25  at 10 PM

In 1971, one of the worst industrial tragedies in U.S. history shook rural Southeast Georgia. The victims were predominantly Black women, manufacturing trip flares for the Vietnam War. Over 50 years later, survivors and first responders shed new light on the bravery and sacrifice of that day, and a grassroots campaign seeks to award the victims with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Mary Crovatt Hambidge: Whistler, Wanderer, Weaver, Utopian - Monday, March 25 at 10:30 PM

Born and raised in a prominent south Georgia family, Mary Crovatt Hambidge hung out in bohemian circles in New York in the 1920s, then found her calling after she moved to the north Georgia mountains and started homesteading and employing local spinners and weavers. Over the next 20 years, she would receive international honors and be invited to show her work at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art.

Independent Lens: Greener Pastures - Monday, March 25 at 11 PM

Follow people dealing with economic uncertainty and the healthcare crisis in rural America. Learn about the mental health, economic uncertainty, and isolation of Midwestern farmers and the Appalachian communities left with limited or no access to healthcare.

American Experience: The Cancer Detectives - Tuesday, March 26 at 9 PM

Discover the story of the fight against cervical cancer and the three fascinating figures — a Greek immigrant doctor, a Japanese-American illustrator, and a Black woman OBGYN — whose work slashed death rates from the disease by over 60 percent.

The Invisible Shield - Tuesday, March 26 at 10 PM

Explore how public health has increased life spans and saved countless lives from disease, but underfunding, disinformation and skepticism of science and government place human health at risk.

NOVA: A.I. Revolution - Wednesday, March 27 at 9 PM

A.I. tools like ChatGPT seem to think, speak, and create like humans. But what are they really doing? From cancer cures to Terminator-style takeovers, leading experts explore what A.I. can – and can’t – do today, and what lies ahead.