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This Week on LPB - October 15 - 21, 2018


LPB (The three-part series Autumnwatch: New England begins Wednesday at 7PM.)

Tonight, see back-to-back episodes of Antiques Roadshow: Santa Clara beginning at 7PM. Highlights include an Italian hotel proprietor’s autograph book with signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain; a collection of 1936-1939 Edward Weston photographs; and a Lambert magician automaton, ca. 1900, still in working condition. At 9PM, on God Knows Where I Am, the diary of the late Linda Bishop sheds light on her bipolar disorder that was coupled with psychosis.

Tuesday at 7PM, The Great American Read continues with the episode Other Worlds. Take a magical journey to another world through some of America's best-loved novels. Vote for "America’s Best Loved Book;" through this Thursday, October 18 at 11:59PM at lpb.org/greatamericanread. At 8PM on The Eugenics Crusade: American Experience, uncover the story of the largely unknown campaign to breed a "better" American race. On The Ganges with Sue Perkins: The Delta at 10PM, Sue visits the ancient city of Patna, capital of Bihar state, along the banks of the Ganges. It was once the center of the British Empire's lucrative opium trade. Now Patna produces something far more intoxicating - education.

Wednesday at 7PM on Autumnwatch: New England, experience a live New England autumn with a cast of unforgettable wildlife characters. At 8PM on NOVA: Addiction, discover how the science of addiction can help in America's battle against the opioid crisis. Then, at 9PM, performance capture actor Andy Serkis helps experts create a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal. On Empire Builders: Christian Empires at 10PM, visit ten sites that made history including: Byzantium's greatest church, the Haghia Sophia, in Istanbul; the Crusaders' greatest fortress, Crac de Chevalier in modern-day Syria; and St. Marks Basilica in Venice.

Thursday at 7PM, Autumnwatch: New England continues. Experience some of the best autumn has to offer, including leaf gazing, pumpkin carving and cranberry harvesting. At 8PM, on The Moonstone, Sergeant Cuff arrives at Franklin's lodging with a letter from Rosanna. Then at 9PM on Doc Martin, Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an admirer.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, see the conclusion of Autumnwatch: New England. Beginning at 9PM, see two back-to-back episodes of Shakespeare Uncovered. First on Measure for Measure with Romola Garai, Shakespeare asks us to "measure" the price of liberty against the moral and social cost of libertinism. At 10PM, on Shakespeare Uncovered: Julius Caesar with Brian Cox, explore how Julius Caesar is Shakespeare's "American" play, showing how easy it is for a "free" republic to fall into corruption.

At 7PM on Saturday, catch your favorite British comedies. Then at 9PM, on A Place to Call Home, Olivia chooses a new direction; Harry finds a new home; Jack and Carolyn support their daughter; and Sir Richard plans his revenge. Queen Victoria and the Crippled Kaiser at 10PM begins behind palace doors and ends in the carnage of World War I. This is the fascinating story of a royal family marred by shame, cruelty, and incestuous desires.

At 7PM on The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 on Masterpiece, Larry's friend comes to visit, and Louisa wants Gerry to go to school. On Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece at 8PM, George plots his return to Westminster, and Ross returns home. Then at 9PM, on The Woman in White, Walter Hartright encounters Anne, who escaped from a nearby asylum, and falls in love with his pupil. On Jamestown at 10PM, a new governor arrives in Virginia in 1619 bearing revolutionary plans for the colony. With him arrive a group of women, destined to marry the beleaguered men.


LPB The entire new seasons of The Durrells in Corfu and Poldark on Masterpiece, are now on LPB Passport! See new episodes before they air on LPB, and catch up on past seasons with your Passport subscription!

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!

Recently added programs include: Masterpiece | The Miniaturist: Episode 3; Anne of Green Gables : Fire & Dew; Frankie Drake Mysteries | Ghosts; and all of Season 5 of The Great British Baking Show.

Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport including 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 Estate planning is important for every household and income. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well-protected.

Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable causes that matter most to you, such as the quality programs and education services offered to our community by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Join other loyal public media supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, and then get your estate plan off the ground today, during National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2018. Click here for details.


LPB You are invited to these two special events to see a preview screening of the new PBS series Native America:

Join LPB and the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana this Wednesday, October 17 at 6PM at the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural & Educational Resources Center in Marksville. This event is free. RSVP at lpb.org/marksville.

This Saturday, October 20, LPB will be at The 5th Annual Chitimacha Powwow at The Pavilion at Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton. The Powwow is a celebration of Native cultures through song, dance and fellowship. The public is invited. General admission is $5.00 and kids under 5 are free. Doors open at 11AM. At 4:30PM, LPB will have a preview screening of PBS' Native America and will also screen a portion of LPB's Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection, included with admission.


LPB Join us at LPB's The Great American Read Reveal Party for the Grand Finale episode next Tuesday, October 23 from 6-8PM at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library at 7711 Goodwood Blvd when we will learn what book has been voted America's favorite.

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 lpb.org/tgar.

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

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


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. 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 lpb.org/heroes. Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is November 30, 2018. The 24th annual 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 lpb.org/heroes.

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


LPB KLPA, LPB’s Alexandria, LA station, along with nearly 1,000 other TV stations around the country, is being required by the FCC to move to a new channel number, which will affect your television viewing if you use an antenna. Satellite and cable subscribers will not be affected.

On November 1, KLPA will move from channel 26 to channel 33. KLPA viewers in the greater Alexandria area will need to rescan each of your television sets for channels (typically you can do this in the setup menu of your device) to be able to view KLPA. To keep from missing any LPB programming, plan to rescan on November 1st.

For more information on rescanning, click here or call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4446, (225) 767-4276, or (225) 252-7886, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


LPB Hear from Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. In the latest episode, Tulane University President Michael A. Fitts spoke on "Tulane: An Investment in Louisiana, An Investment in the World." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law.

New on Press Club, five of the candidates running for LA Secretary of State participated in a forum. Candidates included Kyle Ardoin, Rick Edmonds, Renee Fontenot Free, and Julie,Stokes. They spoke on cyber security, sexual harassment, & more. Press Club is also available on LPB's YouTube channel.


LPB With the first hints of fall weather, you'll want to try this cozy, seasonal dish!

Pumpkin Mac n Cheese:

A blend of cheeses accents the flavor of pumpkin in this mac n cheese very nicely. Make a very easy roux, add some pumpkin puree and a ton of black pepper. Next, add two types of cheese: Parmesan-Reggiano and a classic cheddar. They both complement the pumpkin nicely. You could also try pepper jack, gouda, fontina or any other sort of melty cheese.Top with crispy crackers and you'll have a delicious side dish. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


LPB LPB has your VIP tickets to see Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Wednesday, December 26 at 8PM.

The show features 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 CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year.

Click HERE to order your tickets today!


LPB Feature of the week: Louisiana Archives Roadshow

North Louisiana residents show off their antique treasures when the Louisiana Archives Roadshow heads to Shreveport, LA. Some of the items appraised at the event include a Bonnie & Clyde chamois from the floor of their car, as well as a gun and newspaper article; a 1966 LSU Cotton Bowl autographed football; and a collection of rare books and a Depression Era Christmas card made of wallpaper.

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