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This Week on LPB - June 25 - July 1, 2018


LPB (See Great Performances - Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony Friday at 10PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Oklahoma, revisit appraisals from 15 years ago that have been updated with today’s market value including Art Deco travel posters. Then at 8PM on Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Providence, we see if an appraisal for a Cartier ruby and diamond compact has stood the test of time.Then at 9PM on Dr. Blake Mysteries, Blake has to piece together arson and the murder of a farmer.

At 7PM on Tuesday, the series Civilizations continues with episode eight. Examine the rise and fall of "progress" as an ideology. Then at 8PM, watch The Greeks: Chasing Greatness, as Ancient Greece's legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the US Supreme Court. On POV: Singing with Angry Bird at 9PM, Jae-chang Kim runs a children's choir in India and trains children and parents to sing for a concert.

Wednesday at 7PM on Louisiana Public Square: Sportsman's Paradise or Problem?, hear from panelists and audience members who explore the challenges for the state's hunters and anglers. At 8PM on Nature - Pets: Wild At Heart: Secretive Creatures, delve into the secret world our pets inhabit, ruled by their intrinsic wild behavior and abilities. Then at 9PM on NOVA: Extreme Hurricane Disasters, we look back at the 2017 hurricane season and its disastrous impacts on Houston and the Caribbean.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered. On Death in Paradise at 8PM, JP's old school friend, Cordell Thomas, confesses to the murder of Eugene Jones. Jack is unconvinced that Cordell killed Eugene based on the peanut that Eugene was clenching in his fist when he died. Then on Vera at 9PM, Vera is called to the scene of a violent car crash, and quickly realizes that the crash was not accidental and that another driver tried to kill victim, Faye Wakeland. On Grantchester on Masterpiece at 10:30PM, an apparent suicide leads Sidney to perform an exorcism.

Friday at 7PM, watch Louisiana: The State We're In for the news from around the state. At 8PM on the new series Breaking Big, learn how Tony Award-nominated writer Danai Gurira made the leap from storyteller to Hollywood superstar. Then at 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, we meet Lake Charles painter Bill Iles whose painted landscapes have great visual impact with their small - almost pointillist - brushstrokes, saturated color palette, and graphic aesthetic. At 9PM on Season 5 of the Great British Baking Show, the remaining 10 bakers try to wow Paul and Mary with unusual flavor combinations in tartes tartins. On Great Performances - Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony at 10PM, be inspiired by an orchestral score, narration and visuals that highlight this musical story of Ellis Island immigrants.

See some of the best in British comedies Saturday night from 7PM to 9PM. Then see two episodes of A Place to Call Home starting at 9PM, as George reflects on the relationship he had with his father and Rene decides to undergo brain surgery.

Ahead of the Season 4 premiere of Poldark this fall, catch up and relive all the drama, romance, and intrigue from Season 2. In Part 3 on Sunday at 7PM, smugglers make Ross an offer, then Ross makes Francis an offer. At 8PM, on Season 5, Part 2 of Endeavour on Masterpiece, Hollywood glamour comes to Oxford as a movie begins filming in the city. Then at 9:30PM on Shetland, Tosh begins to question if Lars could somehow be involved in Sally's murder after picking up that he knew about roadworks that took place on the island a week before he arrived.


LPB Louisiana Public Broadcasting is joining forces with the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) to fix selected transcripts from LPB’s longest-running series, Louisiana: The State We’re In. On Tuesday, July 10th from 10:30AM to 1:30PM, LPB will be hosting a FIX IT+ Transcript-a-Thon at our headquarters in Baton Rouge. You can help us fix transcripts from the late 1970s and early 1980s. These shows will include a variety of segments on: Louisiana’s colorful political history, including former Governors Edwin Edwards and Dave Treen; interviews with former LSU band director Castro Carazo and former LSU basketball coach Dale Brown; coverage of news stories of the day, including the Livingston Train Derailment and the 1983 Special Olympics in Baton Rouge; and even a fun alligator hunt.

LPB will provide lunch. We’ll also take you on a tour of the station! You will learn more about LPB’s Louisiana Digital Media Archive and the AAPB. And you’ll get to take home some fun LPB and AAPB prizes! REGISTER HERE!


LPB Have some ice cream, hear a story, and watch your favorite monkey on the big screen at the LPB Kids Club Ice Cream Social with Curious George on Friday, July 27 at 10AM. All LPB Kids Club members are invited. Please RSVP at friends@lpb.org or (225-767-4214.

If you want your children to become LPB Kids Club members, go to lpb.org/kids or call 225-767-4214.


LPB In celebration of Library Summer Reading Programs and The Great American Read airing on LPB September 11 through October 23, LPB is having a “Shelfie” contest! (Thank you @casahyfield for joining the fun on Instagram!)

Now through July 31, go to your local library and take of photo of yourself with any of the 100 of “America’s Best Loved Books.” (See the complete list at lpb.org/greatamericanread.)


LPB One million people across the nation have cast their votes for their favorite #GreatReadPBS book. If you haven't voted just yet, here's your chance! Examine the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen through a national survey). Throughout the summer, readers can vote for their favorite book on the list at lpb.org/greatamericanread and through hashtag voting via Instagram and Twitter using #GreatReadPBS. In the fall, viewers will also be able to cast their vote toll-free by phone and through SMS texting. (Did we mention that Louisiana is represented on the list with author John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces?)

The Great American Read is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading. It will air on LPB beginning Tuesday, September 11, with the grand finale and announcement of America's favorite book on Tuesday, October 23.


LPB This week on Newsmakers, Adrienne Slack, Regional Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch, gave an overview of her role and touched on our country’s current monetary policy and the state of the economy. 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.

This week on Press Club, State Rep. Ted James, vice-chair of the Louisiana Black Caucus, discussed yesterday's start of the 7th special session in 29 months as lawmakers gather to vote on renewing part of a sales tax that expires on June 30. Also, watch Press Club 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 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: American Masters: The Hedy Lamarr Story; Antiques Roadshow: Newport Hour 2; Nature: The World’s Most Wanted Animal; and Austin City Limits: Zac Brown Band.

Plus, see all three episodes of Masterpiece: Little Women ; all six seasons of Downton Abbey; and the entire nine-part series, Civilizations. 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 It's a great time of year to visit some of the beautiful Louisiana parks and gardens including Burden Museum & Gardens in the heart of Baton Rouge. Learn how this lush oasis came to exist in this LPB-produced documentary by adding this DVD to your library.

The property is located in the center of the busiest corridor of one of Louisiana’s largest cities and includes hundreds of acres of fields, forests and remnants of a lifestyle from an earlier century. LPB, the Burden Foundation, LSU and the LSU AgCenter present Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift. This program takes us on a journey that begins in the 1800’s where we meet the family whose heirs would eventually make an extraordinary gift for future generations.

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