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This Week on LPB - November 12 - 18, 2018


LPB (There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. Discover the secrets to their success, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Charleston (Hour 3), enjoy standout appraisals including a Newcomb College vase from around 1905, an 1875 W.S. Young landscape oil of West Virginia's Greenbrier River, and a collection of Noel Coward "Sail Away" memorabilia gifted by Coward himself. At 8PM, fall in love with the beloved musical The Sound of Music as never before. The long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959 is enjoying new life in this U.K. production that features music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II and stars Kara Tointon as Maria and Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp.

Tuesday at 7PM, join Ann Curry for a new season of We'll Meet Again, featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. In the first episode, two Vietnam veterans search for the heroes who saved them during the war. The new PBS series Native America continues with Episode 3 at 8PM. Cities of the Sky explores the creation of some of the ancient world’s largest and most splendid cities. Were people across Native America inspired by celestial phenomenon to build their communities? Answers are revealed. At 9PM, Episode 4: New World Rising reveals Native American cultural continuity in the face of genocidal warfare and history’s worst demographic devastation. Native Americans tap 10,000 years of beliefs to fight and survive the forces of Conquest. Then at 10PM, see back-to-back LPB documentaries on Native American culture in Louisiana. On A Promise From The Sun, trace the history and rebirth of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. On Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection, journey into sacred places of the Atchafalaya Basin with author Roger Stouff, as he provides native stories, beliefs and perspectives that comprise the heart of Chitimacha identity.

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature: A Squirrel’s Guide to Success, join some of the world's top squirrel scientists who are making groundbreaking discoveries, from the fox squirrel who can remember the location of 9,000 nuts, to the gray squirrel whose treetop leaps are the basis of new designs in robotics. At 8PM on NOVA: Thai Cave Rescue, follow the remarkable story of how a Thai boys' soccer team became trapped in a cave system, how they were located, and how rescuers worked against the clock to make a miraculous rescue of all 12 boys and their coach. On Sinking Cities: London at 9PM, discover why London’s Thames Barrier is no longer enough to keep the city safe from climate challenges. That's followed at 10PM with Empire Builders: The British Empire.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown investigates a 300-year-old secret hidden in a university to save an old friend. At 8PM, Tutankhamun picks up in 1922, when Carter finally discovers the tomb and its untold riches. Then at 9PM on Doc Martin, Martin helps Louisa hand out awards at school and Ruth and Margaret have a showdown.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM on Portraits in Architecture, learn about David M. Schwarz's most significant work revitalizing the downtown of Ft. Worth, Texas. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, we visit The Art Factory in Lake Charles, that offers classes for beginners and work spaces for more experienced artists. At 9PM on No Passport Required: New Orleans, explore the influence of Vietnamese cuisine on New Orleans; from pho to banh mi, young chefs translate culinary traditions for a new generation. That's followed at 10PM by Great Performances: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway. Follow Leguizamo's path to Broadway with his latest one-man show, Latin History for Morons.

At 7PM on Saturday, catch your favorite British comedies. Then at 9PM, on A Place to Call Home, Elizabeth seizes the chance to battle Regina and Sir Richard at the Prime Minister's dinner.

At 7PM on The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 on Masterpiece, Leslie and Margo have big news, Louisa and Spiro grow closer, and a circus comes to town. On Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece at 8PM, Ross tries to mend things with Demelza, and George tells Elizabeth of his knighthood. Then at 9PM, on The Woman in White, secrets are revealed, and Walter risks everything. On Jamestown at 10PM, Governor Yeardley falls ill and Farlow is quick to seize power, but Redwick sees an opportunity.


LPB Veterans Coming Home is an innovative cross-platform public media campaign exploring “what works” for veterans as they return to civilian life — exploring the challenges, and celebrating the success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities.

LPB is proud to present veterans' stories from across the state as part of this initiative. Visit our webpage for a library of segments about those who have served our country.


LPB Do you have a taste for France? Help LPB and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana preserve our state's French heritage and language with a holiday event unlike any other. Cognac & Christmas includes a screening of a classic French tale and the exclusive launch of Marquis De La Fayette Cognac in the United States.

Four cognac varieties will be paired with an assortment of savory appetizers and sweets. H. Mounier has bottled award-winning cognac for over 150 years. Be among the first in the country to toast the season with Marquis De La Fayette cognac while supporting LPB and CODOFIL!

Wednesday, December 12
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Lafayette, Louisiana
6:30 PM

Thursday, December 13
LPB Studios
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
6:30 PM

Go to for tickets or call 225.767.4214 for more information.


LPB Looking for something to do with the kids while school is out Thanksgiving week?

Come to a sneak preview screening of the new PBS Kids series Let’s Go Luna! on Monday, November 19 at 10AM at LPB’s studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

And when you come - support LPB’s Mister Rogers Show Drive by bringing a new or gently used pair of shoes! Soles 4 Souls will distribute the shoes to those in need.

Plus, you can sign up for the new LPB Junior Kids Club membership! All Kids Club and Junior Kids Club members attending will be entered into a drawing for a PBS Kids Playtime Pad, and all Kids Club members attending will also be entered into a drawing for a 30” Clifford plush!

RSVP at or call (225) 767-4276.


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: This Old House | The Jamestown Net-Zero House; Ask This Old House | Plunging Pool, Heat Pump; American Experience | The Circus; and all of Season 5 of Shakespeare Uncovered | Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt.

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 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 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

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


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. Click here for details.


LPB 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 Attorneys at Law.

New on Press Club, political consultant Roy Fletcher, who has done work for four former Louisiana governors and the late presidential candidate John McCain, assessed the significance of votes in the state and across the nation on the eve of the Nov. 6 midterm election. Press Club is also available on LPB's YouTube channel.


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.


LPB Feature of the week: First Cousins: Cajun and Creole Music in South Louisiana Digital Download

Explore the rich musical heritage of the region’s French-speaking people who have shared tunes, borrowed instruments, and danced in each other’s arms for generations. In private moments and in packed dance halls, some of the region’s most beloved musicians reveal the passion they share for making music and carrying on family traditions. With roots reaching all the way back to Africa, Europe, and French Canada over the past three centuries, the solid trunk of Louisiana’s Creole and Cajun music has flourished into a family tree with intertwined branches.

A little too distant for siblings, these communities and their music are surely related enough to be considered first cousins!

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