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Next week, we explore an archaeological mystery, learn how ancient hieroglyphics were first decoded and much more. Keep reading and watch this week's previews to enter to win tickets to see The Met: Live in HD's performance of La TraviataTake a look at what’s coming up!

On the Pacific island of Guadalcanal in 1942, the famed 1st Marine Division - the oldest, largest and most decorated division of the U.S. Marine Corps - defeated Japanese forces in a turning point of WWII. This film documents the experiences of 1st Marine Division veterans who took part in the historic fight.

FRONTLINE follows defiant Russians as they push back against Putin’s crackdown on critics of the war in Ukraine. Facing arrest and imprisonment, hear the inside stories of activists and journalists refusing to stay silent and protesting the Kremlin’s war effort.

Get an intimate look at what makes woodpeckers so special. With over 240 species of woodpeckers identified, explore their unique evolutionary journey and the powerful role they play in every ecosystem except Antarctica and Australia.

Who created the Nazca lines, one of archaeology’s greatest enigmas, and why? Recent finds of long-hidden lines and figures etched into the Peruvian desert offer new clues to the origins and purpose behind these giant desert symbols.

See how ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were first translated 200 years ago and look at the archaeological work being done in Egypt right now to understand one of the empire’s most important scribes.

On this week's podcast, Hannah and Jon discuss our web game of the week, the big Region 1-AA showdown, with Cook Coach Byron Slack and Fitzgerald Coach Tucker Pruitt. They also review the regional champs that have already been crowned from across the state.

Many Georgians are at work this fall, preserving the bounty of the vegetable gardens they planted back in the springtime. In this week's commentary, Salvation South Editor Chuck Reece shares found memories of canning and putting up time spent with his Aunt Mary.

Unfolding like a political thriller, the new film Taken Hostage from American Experience follows the plight of 52 American diplomats, Marines and civilians who were taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979 and held until January 1981. The crisis would transform both the U.S. and Iran and upend the focus and direction of American foreign policy. Read more.

The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live cinema transmissions, continues with Verdi’s timeless tragedy La Traviata. Featuring some of the most profound music in the operatic repertoire, this widely popular title has captivated audiences for centuries as one of the most performed operas of all time. 

Experience Verdi’s ever-popular masterpiece in this dazzling revival production - transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera stage to cinemas on Saturday, November 5. You can enter to win a free pair of tickets to La Traviata in Atlanta or Savannah by watching the previews in this week's newsletter and letting us know which program you're looking forward to. Click on the image above each description to watch and enter now!

There’s still time to support GPB and enjoy a night out with brilliant stand-up comedy! Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me is sending some of their funniest panelists to Atlanta for a stand-up comedy show on Saturday, December 17th at 8 p.m. at the Tabernacle. The line-up includes Alonzo Bodden, Helen Hong, Maeve Higgins and Maz Jobrani. You’ll also join us for GPB’s reception with a couple of the panelists before the show. We hope to see you there!

Free and open to the public, The Moth Pop Up Porch, presented in collaboration with General Motors, is a brave space for sharing stories and connecting with those around you.  Visit the Pop Up Porch, open daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at Ponce City Market from October 26 through 30.  

Are you looking for one place to get the latest news from top-notch journalists from across the state of Georgia in a format that respects both your intelligence and your time? If so, the bi-weekly Georgia Today Newsletter from GPB News is for you. Sign up here and stay informed.

Looking for great shows to stream when you want, where you want? Check out GPB Passport! This powerful donor benefit gives you extended access to the best of PBS streaming on demand. Binge full seasons, get early access to new episodes and catch up on programs you may have missed.

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All Creatures Great & Small
Binge every episode of both seasons of this hit MASTERPIECE series with GPB Passport.

Annika
Nicola Walker stars as DI Annika Strandhed, the dry-witted, speedboat-driving head of Glasgow's Marine Homicide Unit.

The Moonstone
Based on Wilkie Collins’ Victorian novel, the series focuses on the theft of a priceless diamond rumored to be cursed. 

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