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Next week, we’ll go around the world with a brand-new MASTERPIECE adaptation of a classic tale, dig into the mysterious pasts of more popular figures, welcome back a new favorite for more drama Down Under and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

We’re almost there -- almost to the start of a new year and the hopes that arrive with it. In the final hours of 2021, we ask for your support to help ensure the programs you need and enjoy will continue to enrich your days in 2022.

PLUS, only a few hours remain to have your tax-deductible year-end donation matched by donors who contributed to our Challenge Fund. Please make your donation now, before time runs out!

From all of us at GPB, thank you for your generous support and Happy New Year!

Continue your New Year’s celebrations this weekend with a special line-up of programs and take advantage of the amazing opportunities we’re offering throughout 2022!

Tune in this Saturday and Sunday to find out how you can see Celtic Thunder, Joe Bonamassa, Andrea Bocelli and more of your favorites LIVE in Georgia!

Saturday, January 1
5 p.m. - Celtic Thunder: Ireland 
7 p.m. - Celtic Woman: Postcards from Ireland 
9 p.m. - Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks
 
Sunday, January 2
12 p.m. - Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America
3 p.m. - Celtic Thunder: Ireland 
5 p.m. - Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park

In this thrilling adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel, David Tennant (Good Omens, Broadchurch, Doctor Who) stars as literature’s greatest explorer, Phileas Fogg. In the series premiere, Fogg enlists a new valet, attracts a persistent reporter and runs amok with the pair in Paris.

Host Jaye Watson explores research helping us better understand long Covid and also embeds with the Emory Department of Neurosurgery’s newest class of residents, taking viewers behind the curtain through their long days and long nights. 

In the season 8 premiere, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels solve family mysteries through DNA detective work, illuminating both history and their own identities.

Follow the pursuit of democracy from the Revolutionary War through recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. Narrated by Tamara Tunie, this documentary explores the impact of voter rights and a civics curriculum on engaged and informed citizens.

The beloved Australian series returns for a second season. In the premiere, Jodi is torn between truth and Becky’s feelings when she realizes that Sean’s sudden visits are not as innocent as they seem. Tess’ hemp crop keeps her away from Alex whilst Claire’s flirtation with Peter takes a new turn.

On this special year-end edition of the Georgia Today podcast, we look back at some of our most memorable episodes from 2021. And we remember the lives of three Georgians whose names dominated headlines this year: the late baseball icon Henry "Hank" Aaron, the late Max Cleland, a Democrat and lifelong public servant who held a variety of roles, including that of U.S. senator and head of the Veterans Administration under President Jimmy Carter and 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery. 

As we look back on 2021, we see a lot accomplished by our small but mighty team at GPB Education. We are honored to continue to support Georgia's teachers, students, and parents with free digital learning resources. So, as we prepare to ring in 2022, here's a look back at 21 of our favorite things we launched, hosted, and accomplished in 2021. 

Start the New Year off right with the best of public television streaming on demand on GPB Passport! Watch MASTERPIECE and BBC drama and mysteries to cooking shows, Finding Your Roots, NOVA and Nature and more when you want, where you want. Join GPB supporters who are already enjoying this powerful donor benefit and sign up for GPB Passport now

Enjoy these GPB Passport shows among many others:

Seaside Hotel
Meet the chambermaid Fie, the merchant's daughter Amanda, and the local fisherman Morten, whose fates are intertwined, as they seek to emancipate themselves from the plans other people have made on their behalf. We’re adding seasons 4 - 8 of this popular series to Passport on January 1 and seasons 1 - 3 are available now. 

Grantchester
This popular MASTERPIECE series stars Tom Brittney as Will Davenport, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating. Although Will lives the life of a clergyman, he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Grantchester.

Oliver Twist
We’ve just added every episode of this BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens's much-loved tale to GPB Passport. Oliver, a young orphan, finds himself in London and is introduced to the seductive world of Fagin and his gang. 

Visit our GPB Passport FAQ page to find out more or reach out to us at ask@gpb.org or 800-222-4788.  

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