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Program News - May 21-27, 2018


LPB (Tuesday at 7PM, join host Meredith Vieira for the television launch of The Great American Read.)

At 7PM, Antiques Roadshow is in Newport for Hour 2 of a history-making first as cameras roll indoors and outdoors at Rosecliff Mansion! Finds include a Faberge jade snuff bottle made around 1890. On part 3 of And Then There Were None at 8PM, the surviving guests of Soldier Island are reduced to half their original number and must turn to one another for comfort and protection. Then at 9PM on Dr. Blake Mysteries, a beautiful gypsy woman is murdered, and Blake enters the exotic world of a group of Romani travelers.

Tuesday at 7PM, The Great American Read examines the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Starting Tuesday and over the summer, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite book on the list at and through hashtag voting via Instagram and Twitter using #GreatReadPBS. In the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their vote toll-free by phone and through SMS texting ahead of the grand finale and announcement of America's favorite book on Tuesday, October 23. (Join our "Shelfie" contest; details below!) At 10PM, Independent Lens explores the battle to take down Acorn, the controversial community-organizing group.

Wednesday at 7PM, LPB's Louisiana Public Square presents News about the News and asks, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? At 8PM, on Nature: The World's Most Wanted Animal, join conservationists in the fight to save pangolins. On Part 5 of the new series NOVA Wonders at 9PM, we ask Can We Make Life? by exploring DNA gene editing technology.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown investigates when a girl is found left for dead at a boys' school fete. On Death in Paradise at 8PM, DI Mooney and the team enter the high-stakes world of poker when a finalist is poisoned during the Caribbean Poker Masters tournament. Then, watch back-to-back episodes on Midsomer Murders beginning at 9PM as Barnaby is struck by the similarities between a recently sighted drowning and that of a mysterious case from 20 years ago. Then, Sidney and Geordie happen upon a murder while visiting London and show Scotland Yard a thing or two on Part 5 of Grantchester on Masterpiece at 10:30PM.

Friday at 7PM, get the highlights from the news around the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, you are invited to 2018 Louisiana Legends Gala celebrating honorees: D-D Breaux, Thomas Chance, James Elrod, Theodore “Ted” Jones, and Sybil Morial. The elegance continues at 9PM on Great Performances: The Opera House. Explore the history of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lincoln Center home and life in 1950s-60s New York City.

See some of the best in British comedies Saturday night from 7PM to 9PM. Then see two episodes of A Place to Call Home. Starting at 9PM, George reflects on the relationship he had with his father and Rene decides to undergo brain surgery.

Sunday at 7PM and encoring at 8:30PM, Join Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 29th broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert, honoring our men and women in uniform. Starting at 10PM, see back-to-back episodes of 800 Words. George and Arlo implement a cunning plan to bring Shay back from Sydney.


LPB Congratulations to Ruth Schimpf of Ruston, Louisiana who has the luck of the Irish and won two-first class tickets to the Emerald Isle from Friends of LPB and Delta Airlines! She will get to fly high on her way to the fair city of Dublin. Recently named as one of National Geographic's "Best Trips" for 2018, Dublin is described as "Europe’s largest village." This modern yet traditional city is filled to the brim with charm. Happy travels, Ruth; get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

Thank you to all who participated in the raffle in support of Louisiana Public Broadcasting.


LPB Place your bids now for your chance at wonderful items including once in a lifetime travel experiences, nature adventures, original artwork, fine jewelry, and spa rejuvenation! The Friends of LPB Annual Online Auction is now open. Bids may be placed through Sunday, July 17 at 10PM.

Proceeds benefit Louisiana Public Broadcasting, founded to further the educational and cultural enrichment of all citizens and to assist in making the benefits of educational and public television programming available to all the people of Louisiana.


LPB In celebration of Library Summer Reading Programs and The Great American Read airing on LPB September 11 through October 23, LPB is having a “Shelfie” contest!

Between June 1 and July 31, go to your local library and take of photo of yourself with any of the 100 of “America’s Best Loved Books.” (See the complete list at

Share your “Shelfie” on Instagram, and be sure to tag it with @lpb_org AND #GreatReadPBS. On Friday, August 3, LPB will draw five “Shelfies” at random and each will win an LPB mug, an LPB t-shirt, and an LPB book light! Say, “Cheese!”


LPB LPB has tickets to see violinist Lucia Micarelli on Sunday, September 23 at at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge. A $75.00 donation gets you one orchestra ticket and a meet & greet pass. Be dazzled by the violin virtuoso in a concert ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, all bound together by Micarelli’s trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.

LPB Box Office is always home to get tickets for live events.


LPB This week on Newsmakers, LA Secretary of Revenue Kimberly Robinson's topic was “Fiscal Cliff Notes from the Secretary.” Hear from Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC.

This week on Press Club, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne provided an update on the Louisiana Legislative session & discussed the status of the budget. Also, watch Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel.


LPB Whenever or wherever you have some down time, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport provides Friends of LPB members extended access to their favorite public television programs - including full seasons of many current and past series - from any computer, smartphone or tablet. See great LPB and PBS programs anytime you want!

See all three episodes of Masterpiece: Little Women now!

Other recently added programs include all six seasons of Downton Abbey; Masterpiece: Unforgotten Season 2 Episode 1; and Live From Lincoln Center: Stephanie J. Block in Concert. Plus, see the entire nine-part series, Civilizations. Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport such as Attakapas: The Cajun Story; Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories; Against the Tide: The Story of the Acadian People; and much more!

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level.


LPB It's festival season! This has us in the mood to celebrate all things Louisiana, especially our state's signature music. Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music features Louisiana's biggest music stars performing the popular song "You Are My Sunshine." See Harry Connick, Jr., and his band second-lining through the French Quarter, the Rebirth Brass Band marching through the Lafayette Cemetery No. 2, Trombone Shorty performing on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar and many more Louisiana performers.
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