A black and white photo of children marching in protest with signs.

Young Love Canal residents hold protest signs. June 1, 1980.

Credit: SUNY Buffalo State University Archives, Courier-Express Collection

Next week, we'll celebrate Earth Month with some exciting and informative environmental programming and much more. Take a look at what's coming up!

Saving the Chattahoochee: The Story of the Women Who Defended the River - Monday, April 22 at 7 PM

This documentary looks at the critical role that Sally Bethea and other Atlanta women, including self-proclaimed "Sewer Mayor" Shirley Franklin and 1970s-era Junior Leaguers, played in defending the Chattahoochee River. Over the decades, Atlanta women have given the river a voice when it needed it the most.

American Experience - Poisoned Ground: The Tragedy at Love Canal - Monday, April 22 at 9 PM

Revisit the story of the 1970s Love Canal disaster, one of the most notorious environmental and public health disasters in US history. The battle for justice, led mostly by women, created the basis for the landmark federal Superfund program.

A large bird on a tree in a rainstorm.

EcoSense for Living: Season 8 - Tuesday, April 23 at 7 PM

EcoSense for Living aims to empower viewers with practical solutions geared toward saving money, treading lighter on the planet, and improving quality of life. In the season 8 premiere, learn about American Farmland Trust's work to keep women and Black farmers on their land and more. 

The Express Way with Dulé Hill - Tuesday, April 23 at 9 PM

This new documentary series explores the power of the arts. Led by renowned actor, dancer and singer, Dulé Hill, the series captures diverse artists’ stories from across America, celebrating community, humanity and the transformative potential of creative expression.

Independent Lens: One with the Whale - Tuesday, April 23 at 10 PM

Hunting whales is a matter of life or death for the residents of St. Lawrence. When a shy Alaska Native teen becomes the youngest person ever to harpoon a whale for his village, his family is blindsided by thousands of keyboard activists brutally attacking him online—without full perspective on the importance of the hunt to his community's well-being.

Changing Planet: Coral Special - Wednesday, April 24 at 8 PM

In the third year of this 7-year project examining the issues facing the planet’s most threatened ecosystems, Dr. M. Sanjayan visits the Maldives to take an in-depth look at coral reefs and the urgent efforts to help them survive climate change.