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Program News - March 26 - April 1, 2018


LPB (See LPB's monthly town hall, Louisiana Public Square, Wednesday night as the topic of school safety is discussed.)

Tonight at 7PM, head to St. Louis with the Antiques Roadshow appraisers. The experts uncover a Michael Jackson signed fedora and photo from around 1990. At 8PM on Into the Night: Portraits of Life & Death, learn how an astrophysicist, a philosopher, and an artisanal mortician grapple with mortality. At 10PM, see part one of The Italian Americans. By the late 19th century, Little Italys emerge in the U.S., but Italians are often branded outsiders.

Tuesday at 7PM, Race Underground: American Experience shows how America's first subway in Boston overcame a litany of engineering challenges. At 8, Independent Lens profiles Dolores Huerta, who led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez. On part two of The Italian Americans at 10, a second generation of Italian Americans enters the labor movement, politics, and entertainment.

On this month's Louisiana Public Square, in the wake of recent school shootings in other parts of the country, where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? These questions and more will be discussed on Making Schools Safe, Wednesday at 7PM. Learn how beavers are being recruited to reverse the effects of global warming and water shortages on Nature at 8PM. At 9 on NOVA, discover the astonishing power of math, and investigate whether it is an invention or a discovery.

Thursday night at 7, Father Brown is determined to find out why the body of a young man was taken from the graveyard. At 8 on Death in Paradise, a finalist in the Caribbean Poker Masters tournament is poisoned and DI Mooney and his team investigate. Then, a famous 1860 bare knuckle boxing bout is restaged and dead bodies begin to pile up on Midsomer Murders. On Maigret at 10:30, a gambler with connections to a brutal Czech gang is murdered.

At 7PM, Louisiana: The State We're In leads off your Good Friday night with updates from the State Capitol and other news you need to know. At 8, Samantha Brown's Places to Love visits Orange County in Southern California, where Samantha meets legendary surfer PT Townend. On Art Rocks! at 8:30PM, LPB, New Venture Theatre, and Baton Rouge Community presented an acting workshop inspired by the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry, best known for A Raisin in the Sun, the first play written by an African American woman produced on Broadway. Starting at 9PM, see the first three parts of Soundbreaking, the series that explores the art of music recording, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds.

Saturday night from 7 to 9, see LPB's hilarious U.K. comedies. Starting at 9PM, see two episodes of the very popular A Place to Call Home. First, Jack is furious that Carolyn did not tell him that they have a daughter. Next, Sarah is battling personal demons. Starting at 10, see back-to-back episodes of Agatha Raisin. First, Agatha and James pose as a married couple to infiltrate a local rambling group. Then, Agatha is called in when a woman is accused of strangling another villager with a bellrope.

On Easter Sunday at 5:30PM, see an encore of Maigret. At 7 on part 3 of Call the Midwife, a mother abandons her children at the clinic, leaving the family devastated. At 8, Benedict Cumberbatch stars in The Child in Time on Masterpiece. A moment of distraction triggers a crisis in the lives of a happy, successful British couple. See two episodes of 800 Words starting at 9:30PM. George and Fiona's relationship is big news in Weld! Then, the lovebirds test their relationship with a dinner party.


LPB Get ready for what could be the experience of a lifetime! Enjoy first class service on your flight to the Emerald Isle and the Fair City of Dublin. Recently named as one of National Geographic's Best Trips 2018, Dublin is described as "Europe’s largest village." This modern, yet traditional city is filled to the brim with charm!

Raffle tickets will be on sale until Sunday, May 13 at midnight. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. $100 per raffle ticket. Purchase your tickets online or call (225) 767-4214.


LPB Join LPB at The Oaks of Louisiana, 600 East Flournoy Lucas Road in Shreveport, for free preview screenings of the first hour of Little Women on Masterpiece. Guests will be treated to tea and ginger cookies (Louisa May Alcott’s favorite!). The screenings will be held in the Tower at The Oaks on Saturday, April 28 at 1:30 and 4PM – seating is limited.

Please RSVP by email at or by calling (225) 767-4276. Hats and gloves are encouraged!

This event is made possible by The Willis-Knighton Health System, a longtime supporter of LPB and Masterpiece.


LPB The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is a very special annual event hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state.

This year’s honorees include: D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Coach and National Coach of the Year; Thomas Chance, Founder of C&C Technologies and Philanthropist; James Elrod, CEO Willis-Knighton Health System and Community Leader; Theodore “Ted” Jones, Former chief lobbyist for the Louisiana state government in Washington, D.C.; and Sybil Morial, Author and Community Leader.

The 28th Annual Louisiana Legends Gala and Auction will be held on Thursday, May 3 at the Old State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge. The gala will feature a champagne reception and buffet, a silent auction featuring items donated by the honorees. Tickets to the Gala are $150 per person.

For more information on the gala and to order tickets, contact Terri A. Crockett at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4464 or (225) 767-4464, or visit our website at


LPB You have to experience Celtic Woman live in concert on their "Homecoming" tour. LPB has tickets for their Friday, May 4 performance at the Raising Cane's River Center Arena. Get an orchestra ticket for a $75 contribution.

LPB also has tickets to see guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa in concert in Shreveport or New Orleans. A $200 contribution gets you an orchestra ticket and meet and greet pass for the performance at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium on Friday, May 18 or at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Saturday, May 19. A $150 contribution secures an orchestra ticket for either performance.


LPB This week Newsmakers featured author Stanley Nelson. In October, LSU Press published Nelson's book, Devils Walking, about nine KKK killings along the Mississippi River that went unpunished in the 1960s. Watch Newsmakers on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel.

On this week's Press Club, Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, retired Army general and community activist discussed the Green Army’s legislative agenda. In particular, he discussed air monitoring and water quality standards, as well as the Southern Hill aquifer. Watch Press Club anytime on LPB's website or 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 a new program just for Passport members. Jamestown is from the creators of Downton Abbey, and this new dramatic series follows the lives of three courageous, dynamic women who decide to leave their dark pasts behind in England and make the journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in 17th Century America. Other new additions include Impossible Builds: The Floating House; We’ll Meet Again: Freedom Summer, and Nature: The Last Rhino. 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 Looking for great recipes to add to your Easter menu? PBS Food has many great ideas!

A mix of old and new traditions, this Easter Bread recipe incorporates eggs and a lemon sugar glaze.

Need something to do with the hard boiled eggs that the kids dyed? These Sriracha Deviled Eggs have a tangy filing while remaining silky smooth and luscious.

Want a simple to make, but fresh-tasting dessert? This Easy Blueberry Cobbler is from Cook's Country.

For recipes for any occasion, explore PBS Food.


LPB ShopLPB is constantly adding new titles to the list of programs available via digital download: Louisiana: A History (the complete six-part series); First Cousins: Cajun & Creole Music in South Louisiana: An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans; An Evening at The Governor’s Mansion: A Christmas Celebration with Paul Groves; and more.

Be sure to browse all of the digital downloads, DVD's, books, t-shirts, and more available through ShopLPB. If you are a member of Friends, you can get a 15% discount on all ShopLPB purchases. Check Visions for the code for savings.
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