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Next week, we visit a sanctuary for large, loveable beasts with Georgia Outdoors, explore the life of a groundbreaking athlete and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

The end of GPB’s No Pledge Drive Pledge Drive is fast approaching!  If we haven’t heard from you yet, please do your part now.

As we’ve been letting you know, our hope is that you would appreciate getting more programming and less fundraising so much this spring, that we’d see the same level of support that comes in during a traditional fund drive. We’re making progress, but at this point, we anticipate it may take some traditional on-air fundraising days to wrap up the drive successfully next week. How many? That’s up to you. 

Your support now will help keep the number of days to a minimum. Thank you!

Journey back in time with enchanting appraisals at Colonial Williamsburg, including a Tiffany & Co. Pansy brooch, ca. 1905, a Bahne skateboard and a North Carolina walnut cellarette, ca. 1800. Guess which one is $50,000 to $125,000!

Discover the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges.

Tune in this month for all-new episodes of the GPB Original series Georgia Outdoors. First up, host Sharon Collins visits a small town in southwest Georgia that’s home to an elephant sanctuary and witnesses an unbreakable and indescribable bond.

In North Dakota, scientists use new fossils to reconstruct what life might have been like just before an asteroid killed the dinosaurs. The site reveals remarkable evidence, including the unhatched egg of a pterosaur, a huge flying reptile. Followed at 10 p.m. by Dinosaur Apocalypse: The Last Day.
Early voting is underway in Georgia for the primary elections that will decide who represents each party in the crucial November midterm elections.

The Atlanta Press Club debates saw almost every candidate in 14 different contests take the stage to share their campaign with voters and put their best foot forward.

This week, we look at the Atlanta Press Club debates setting the stage for the May 24 primary.

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.

Celebrate the mom(s) in your life this weekend with a gift of tickets to GPB’s Private Advance Screening of Downton Abbey: A New Era on May 18th

Support GPB for what you might spend on a movie ticket or two each month and join us for the screening at AMC Phipps Plaza 14 in Atlanta. And we wouldn’t invite you to a night at the movies without including your popcorn and soft drink!  You’re also invited to join us beforehand for our exclusive VIP reception at Saks Fifth Avenue with your fellow Downton fans with light bites, cocktails, live music and shopping.

When we hear from you by May 15th, you’ll also automatically enter our drawing to win a $500 AMC Theatres Gift Card. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.

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Stream this new MASTERPIECE series before it airs on GPB this fall. Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Last Tango in Halifax) stars as DI Annika Strandhed, the speedboat-driving head of Glasgow’s Marine Homicide Unit.

Before We Die
Determined to solve her lover’s murder, Detective Hannah Laing persuades one of his contacts to help her. Adapted from the Swedish series of the same name.

Romola Garai stars as a matchmaker in this adaptation of Jane Austen's comic novel.

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