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Program News - March 19-25, 2018


LPB (Call the Midwife fans with be thrilled! LPB will have a marathon of Season 6 and the start of Season 7 this Sunday!)

Antiques Roadshow is in Spokane tonight at 7PM. Uncovered treasures include an 1860 John James Audubon chromolithograph. At 8PM on part one of Prohibition, widespread consumption ignites the temperance campaign, and in 1917, alcohol is outlawed nationally. Great Performances presents part one of The Hollow Crown: Henry VI at 10PM. England is in crisis. War rages, and divisions within the English court threaten the crown.

Tuesday night at 7, American Experience has the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in american history: Bonnie and Clyde. On part two of Prohibition at 8PM, examine the problems of enforcement during Prohibition, with millions of people becoming lawbreakers. See part two of The Hollow Crown: Henry VI at 10PM. Bitter rivalries erupt. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret.

Watch the regeneration of an Austrian forest where wildlife, from woodpeckers to lynx, thrives. See Nature Wednesday at 7PM. At 8 on part three of Prohibition, by criminalizing the sale of alcohol, the law gave savvy gangsters a way to make huge profits. At 10PM on The Hollow Crown: Richard III, in his quest for the crown, Richard plots the murder of his brother George.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown is trapped in a derelict building when a former music hall comic swears revenge. On Death in Paradise at 8PM, DI Jack Mooney is convinced that an apparent suicide is actually a murder. At 9 on Midsomer Murders, a young pianist with emotional issues competes to win a scholarship to a prestigious music academy. At 10:30, see the premiere of Maigret, starring Rowan Atkinson as Chief Inspector Jules Maigret. On this episode, four women have been murdered and Maigret is under tremendous pressure to find the killer.

Andre' Moreau and Kelly Spires bring you the news from the State Capitol - that and more Friday night at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, Samantha Brown's Places to Love visits Ireland's northwest coast. Next on Art Rocks!, At 9, American Masters presents a profile of Mike Nichols, one of America's greatest directors. That is followed by a profile of Country music legend Loretta Lynn.

Saturday night, laugh out loud with LPB's British comedies from 7 to 9PM. Then, see back-to-back episodes of A Place to Call Home. At 9PM, Sarah returns to Inverness to live with her husband. Next, Sarah's husband witnesses a moment of yearning between Sarah and George at Anna's wedding. At 10:30PM is the premiere of Agatha Raisin. When a philandering judge is found poisoned by a killer quiche, Agatha investigates.

Sunday starts at 8AM with a show you can watch with the kids: Curious George Swings Into Spring. Starting at 9AM, relive - or catch up on - Season 6 of Call the Midwife in a marathon of the entire season. At 5:30, see an encore showing of Maigret. Starting at 7PM, see the first two episodes of Season 7 of Call the Midwife. At 7, Lucille has to fight the weather to assist with a breech birth. At 8, when a new mother becomes ill, Lucille has to deal with racism and prejudice. At 9PM, Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggat stars in Dark Angel on Masterpiece as the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton.


LPB Get ready for the experience of a lifetime! Fly and enjoy first class service on your way 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 onine or call (225) 767-4214.


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 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 LPB’s Attakapas: The Cajun Story just received the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters “Uniquely Louisiana” Award. The program, based on the stage show by Zachary Richard, combined music and narrative to tell the story of the Acadians and their journey to becoming Louisianans. The LAB awards are sponsored annually to recognize outstanding achievements by Louisiana radio and television broadcasters. This competition was established to encourage the highest standards of reporting, community service and production creativity.

Pictured from L-R: LPB President CEO Beth Courtney, Production Engineer Donald Ray Washington, Senior Producer Tika Laudun, & Executive Producer Clay Fourrier


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 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 This week Newsmakers featured Susanne Hall, Vice President for the West Region of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, speaking on “Coca- Cola Journey and Our Road to Diversity.” Watch Newsmakers on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel.

See all of our archived episodes of Press Club anytime on LPB's website or on LPB's YouTube channel.


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!

New programs are added to Passport each week! Enjoy episodes from your favorite PBS series! Latest additions include: American Experience: The Bombing of Wall Street; Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents (Part 3); We’ll Meet Again: Heroes of 9/11; and Impossible Builds: Europe in the Desert. 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.


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LPB Double your viewing pl,ease with LPB's Cajun Culture Gift Pack: Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana and Mon Cher Camarade DVDs.

Swapping Stories
brings together some of the best storytellers in Louisiana including comedians A. J. Smith and Dave Petitjohn, Cajun storyteller Enola Mathews, and the late Bel Abbey and Colonel Ike Hamilton. Their tales range from a Creole French version of the story of Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby to Bertney Langley's myth about how bats got their wings. It also features Loulan and Glen Pitre regaling listeners with the legend of the oyster-shucking monster called Loup Garou who came out of the Gulf every night.

Mon Cher Camarade tells the story of the French-speaking Cajun soldiers in WWII. Hundreds of French-Louisiana Cajuns served as interpreters for their field commanders and several of them were secret agents who passed as locals to work with the French underground.

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