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This Week on LPB - September 17 - September 23, 2018


LPB (Children jump into an icy lake in Norway, a testament to how human bodies have remarkable arsenals that allow them to adapt to the outside environment. The Amazing Human Body is Tuesday at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Latino Heritage, discover amazing items with connections to Latin American history and culture, including a treasure with an updated appraisal of as much as $2.2 million, now the highest-valued items in the entire Roadshow archive. At 8PM, Antiques Roadshow is in Birmingham. Marvel at treasures, including hand-colored Andy Warhol lithographs and a Frederic Remington portrait with a letter from the artist appraised together for $600,000 to $800,000. On Dr. Blake Mysteries at 9PM, Blake investigates the murder of a farmer and a mysterious case of arson.

Tuesday at 7PM, the highly anticipated series The Great American Read hosted by Meredith Vieira continues with Who Am I?. Explore the ways that America's best-loved novels teach us about our place in the world. The voting is underway for America’s Best Loved Book, and the competition is heating up – any book could win. Watch each Tuesday to explore and celebrate the power of reading through these weekly themes: Who Am I?; Heroes; Villains and Monsters; What We Do For Love; and Other Worlds. At 8PM on American Masters: Harper Lee, explore the mysterious life of Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. At 9:30PM, FRONTLINE: Weinstein investigates how Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades.

Wednesday, see the three-part series The Amazing Human Body. At 7PM, learn how humans grow from a single cell to beings of more than 37 trillion cells. At 8PM, discover the miraculous ways the human body works to stay alive and healthy. Then at 9PM, see how experience teaches the brain and body to work together and develop new skills. At 10PM on POV: 93Queen, visit the Hasidic enclave of Borough Park, Brooklyn and meet a group of tenacious women who are smashing the patriarchy in their community by creating the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown struggles to promote understanding when a group of pagans are suspected of killing one of their own. At 8PM, on Death in Paradise, when the lead guitarist of a popular Saint Marie reggae band is murdered in his dressing room following a concert, Jack must solve a double murder, including a case that has haunted the Commissioner for 30 years. Then at 9PM, Maigret investigates the murder of a Jewish diamond dealer, killed in the dead of night.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, join us for a special presentation of Louisiana Legends to learn the life story of technology entrepreneur and 2018 Louisiana Legend, Thomas Chance. On Art Rocks! at 8:30PM. meet Ruston, Louisiana, painter Nick Bustamante, who tells stories through his artwork using surrealism that harkens the passage of time. At 9PM, see back-to-back episodes of Art in the Twenty-First Century. The first stop is Johannesburg, the artistic capital of sub-Saharan Africa where we meet four artists from diverse backgrounds. Then at 10PM, discover how Berlin's post-Cold War cultural and economic rebirth attracts artists from all over the world.

At 7PM on Saturday, LPB presents Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III that chronicles Diamond's triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. This magical evening celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972. At 8:30PM, Mum is a family comedy seen through the eyes of Cathy, a mother in her late fifties who finds herself at a milestone in life after the death of her husband. Then at 9PM, on A Place to Call Home, Jack and Douglas are forced to deal with Richard when he threatens the refuge, James continues to struggle with his feelings for Harry, and Sarah and Elizabeth support Doris. At 10PM on Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime, the Beresfords' search for Jane Finn comes to a close as they finally uncover the identity of Mr. Brown.

Sunday at 6:30PM, see the premiere of Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew. Follow Anne Shirley's journey to Queen's College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining? At 8PM on Masterpiece series, The Miniaturist, Johannes and Marin fight for their lives and Nella takes charge of the household. My Mother and Other Strangers on Masterpiece follows at 9PM. Nurse Tillie comes to the rescue, but will it be too late? Then at 10PM, Season 2 of The Durrells in Corfu continues. Louisa, Leslie and Spiro rescue Dr. Petrides as he deals with women in labor and a stabbing victim. The Season 3 premiere is Sunday, September 30 at 7PM.


LPB Be among the first in the nation to see the premiere episode of Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece and before it airs on LPB! You can even pose for pictures with a life-size cutout of Ross Poldark.

Join LPB at two preview screening events:

Tower at The Oaks Ballroom
The Oaks of Louisiana
600 E Flournoy Lucas Road
Shreveport, LA 71115
Thursday, September 20 6PM
Free and open to the public
Seating is very limited! RSVP at or call 318-212-8225.

LPB Studios
7733 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Thursday, September 27 6PM
Friends of LPB Member-exclusive event
Seating is very limited! Members should RSVP at or call 225-767-4214.
If you are not a member yet, go to or call 225-767-4214


LPB Join us at LPB's The Great American Read Reveal Party for the Grand Finale episode on Tuesday, October 23 from 6-8PM at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Blvd for the big reveal of America's favorite book.

Come to this free event dressed as your favorite book character (on or off the book list and costume is not required) to enjoy refreshments, party games, and the big book reveal! Reservations required as seating is limited. RSVP at

Loving all The Great American Read artwork? Download them for free here!

Plus: Join LPB's Great American Read Book Club on Facebook!


LPB PBS Digital Studios and Louisiana Public Broadcasting have teamed up to create the new original digital series, NOURISH, streaming now on YouTube and Facebook Watch. Episodes exploring the people, culture and science behind traditional foods of the American South stream every two weeks. The series is hosted by rocket engineer, Dr. Howard Conyers, and features interviews with giants in the world of southern food culture, exploring how history, tradition and downhome ingenuity shape what we eat. NOURISH is one of the fastest growing series on the PBS Digital Studios network of web-based programs. Episodes have featured James Beard Award winning chefs, culinary legends, gardeners and home cooks in casual table conversations about food.

NOURISH host, Dr. Howard Conyers, lives in New Orleans, but he’s from a region of South Carolina where traditions of whole hog barbecue and farm-to-table eating have deep roots. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Bioenvironmental Engineering from North Carolina A&T University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University. Currently, he is a structural dynamicist for NASA at the John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi.

NOURISH has tackled debates over barbecue sauce recipes with Chef Rodney Scott, gumbo ingredients and history with Chef Leah Chase, why homegrown tomatoes have such superior flavor with seed saver John Coykendall, the traditions and ingenuity behind the annual Louisiana Cochon de Lait Festival, and low-country homecoming, with Chef B.J. Dennis. Future episodes will cover explorations of reclaimed grains of original heirloom rice, the great cornbread controversy and the hunt for lost sugar cane varieties.

NOURISH - Think of it as food for your mind, body, and soul.

To view and subscribe:

Made possible with funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


LPB LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge are looking for the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes. A Young Hero is an exceptional young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 24th annual Louisiana Young Heroes. Nominees must be Louisiana students enrolled in an academic institution or homeschool program, and cannot be older than 18 years of age. Nominations and supporting materials are submitted through the online form at Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is November 30, 2018. Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 15, 2019. This year’s honorees will receive a $1,000 tuition assistance grant and other special awards.

To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes awards, or to submit a nomination, go to

For more information, call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4274 or (225) 767-4274 or email

(Pictured: The 2018 Young Heroes with Monique Scott-Spaulding, Chair of Young Heroes Rotary Committee and Beth Courtney, LPB CEO)


LPB Violin virtuoso Lucia Micarelli will be at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge THIS Sunday, September 23 at 7PM. From classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, Micarelli’s trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry comes through in all musical genres. Click HERE for an orchestra seat ticket and meet & greet pass.

LPB has your VIP tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Saturday, December 15 at 8PM or at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Wednesday, December 26 at 8PM. The shows feature classic Christmas hits as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CD’s have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year. Click HERE to order your tickets today!


LPB The Frankie Drake Mysteries is now on LPB Passport. Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake (Lauren Lee Smith) and her partner Trudy Clarke (Chantel Riley) at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of flyboys, gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

To mark what would have been Julia Child’s 106th birthday on August 15th, enjoy LPB Passport access to archival episodes of The French Chef With Julia Child. The first 12 episodes are available now, with 52 additional episodes available by early September. The collection will rotate throughout the year, keeping 52 episodes available to you in Passport at any one time.

Whenever or wherever you have some free time, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport provides Friends of LPB members extended access to 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!

Other recently added programs include: Mark Twain | Episode 1; Wonders of Mexico: Burning North; No Passport Required | Washington; and all of Season 5 of The Great British Baking Show.

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 many more!

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


LPB Hear from Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. Mike McBride, President & CEO of FMOL Health System, gives a health system update. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC.

This week on Press Club, Public Service Commissioner Craig Greene, who represents District 2, talked about his work as one of the state’s five elected utility regulators. Press Club is also available on LPB's YouTube channel.


LPB Have the munchies during football games? Try these hearty and heart-healthy recipes that are all that and a bag o' chips:

Find farmers market-fresh tomatoes and serve a Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Tart.

Ingredients include:
2 pounds heirloom tomatoes + cherry tomatoes, sliced
1 teaspoon of oil
3 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 sheet of homemade or store-bought pie crust
1 cup shredded Pecorino-Romano cheese
Freshly cracked black pepper
Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

Cooking Directions found HERE.

Or you might like Queso Fundido with Squash and Zucchini, served with crispy tortilla chips or wedges of soft tortillas. A sprinkling of fresh cilantro and a cold beverage and you will be game-ready! Ingredients and cooking directions HERE.


LPB Feature of the week:

A Summer of Birds is an LPB documentary that details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of the renowned naturalist painter John James Audubon.

Based on the acclaimed book A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, the program chronicles the summer of 1821 which he spent in Louisiana at the Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish.

Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward narrates the program, which features an original musical score by Suncoast Emmy winner Mike Esneault.

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