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Next week, MASTERPIECE introduces a cunning young spy in a brand-new series, we'll follow along as high schoolers navigate the pressures of senior year and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

What if you could enjoy an elegant evening with drinks and bites, live entertainment and shopping followed by a private screening of the new film Downton Abbey: A New Era all for what you might spend on a movie ticket or two each month? 

Click here to reserve your seats for GPB’s exclusive screening at AMC Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta on May 18th along with an invite to join us beforehand for an elegant VIP reception at Saks Fifth Avenue with your fellow Downton fans. You’ll also receive the hardcover book, Downton Abbey: A New Era: The Official Film Companion and a gift bag including discounts for future Saks shopping. If you’d like tickets to the screening only, we can take of that, too! And we’d never leave out your popcorn and soft drink.

When we hear from you by April 30th you’ll be automatically entered into 2 drawings to win a Downton Abbey Gift Bag or a $500 AMC Theatres Gift Card. And every dollar you give helps GPB bring you more of the programs you love. 

We hope to see you there!

The Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series will host primary election debates for Governor, U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, Lt. Governor, Insurance Commissioner, State School Superintendent, and U.S. Congressional Districts six, seven, ten and fourteen. Visit GPB.org/debate for a full schedule and more information.

Summer 1962: London is swinging with new music, hip fashions, and an irresistible hedonistic spirit. It’s also seething with antisemitic violence incited by homegrown neo-Nazis. A young Jewish hairdresser secretly infiltrates the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists. You can stream the full series beginning this Sunday on GPB Passport.

San Francisco's Lowell High School, one of the best public schools in the country, draws high achievers from across the city into a fiercely competitive universe. Nearly 70 percent are Asian Americans. Follow seniors as the pressure intensifies to impress admissions officers at elite universities with their report cards, test scores and overall awesomeness. 

Explore the 1928 dam collapse, the second deadliest disaster in California history. A colossal engineering failure, the dam was built by William Mulholland to ensure the growth of Los Angeles by bringing water to the city via aqueduct.

Georgia Public Broadcasting and Georgia Cotton Commission have teamed up to bring our latest live exploration to your classroom: Georgia Cotton! Students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about Georgia's cotton industry are encouraged to tune in to watch Georgia Cotton Live Exploration on Wednesday, May 11th, at 10 a.m. The program will be live-streamed on gpb.org/cotton and on GPB Education's Facebook page, as well as broadcast live on GPB-TV. Click here to learn more.

Listeners have been thanking us for GPB’s No Pledge Drive Pledge Drive, this less intrusive fundraising approach you’ve been hearing about. Our goal is to stay the course and minimize traditional on-air fundraising this spring while still meeting GPB’s budgetary needs. We’re making great progress, but we have a lot of ground to cover. If we haven’t heard from you yet, please take a moment now to do your part, and thank you!

With the political season heating up, this weekly newsletter featuring insights from Political Rewind’s Bill Nigut is a good way to stay on top of all the latest news around the upcoming Georgia elections. It also features political reporter Stephen Fowler and public policy reporter Riley Bunch and reports from our Lawmakers team at the state Capitol during the legislative session. Click here to subscribe.

Binge-watch full seasons, get early access to your favorite shows and catch up on episodes you missed with GPB Passport. Stream the best of public television on-demand, on any screen with his powerful donor benefit from GPB.

Donate now to access GPB Passport and start streaming today!

Enjoy these programs and more on GPB Passport:

Ridley Road
Binge every episode beginning Sunday, May 1st, the night of the broadcast premiere. A young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into London’s mod scene infiltrates the neo-Nazi hierarchy.

Benjamin Franklin
Ken Burns’ two-part documentary explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities.

The Fall
A homicide detective and a serial predator face off in this drama starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan.

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