Public broadcasting in Georgia touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The state’s 10 public television and 21 public radio stations play a vital role in Georgia education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the state and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in Georgia:
- Increases and strengthens reporting in Central Georgia by bringing professional journalists to work with Mercer University students in a unique joint newsroom in Macon.
- Operates Public Square, an online social network that enables Atlantans to easily participate in the democratic process and connect with government officials.
- Produces numerous local, regional and state programs including:
- Today in Georgia History, a partnership between Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) that produces daily 90-second segments hosted by Dr. Stan Deaton, senior historian at GHS, for television, radio and GPB.org. Today in Georgia History’s website serves as an educational resource in classrooms across Georgia.
- Margaret Mitchell: American Rebel, a documentary commemorating the 75th anniversary of Gone with the Wind’s publication and capturing the life of its author, Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell.
- Primetime Lawmakers, a nightly television program covering the Georgia legislative session. Interested Georgians can also watch live streams of the House and Senate sessions at the website www.gpb.org/lawmakers.
- GPB Sports, a television, radio and new media program that strengthens GPB’s relationships with high schools across the state. All programming highlights academic achievement and community involvement with schools through pre-produced features and broadcast appearances at games by teachers, principals, parents, coaches and bands.
- Participates in Ready To Learn, an innovative public media initiative that improves the math and literacy skills of our nation’s youngest citizens, ages 2-8 years, especially those from low-income backgrounds.
- Participates in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative, which focuses on reducing the high school dropout rate through national and local content, classroom resources and community partnerships.