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This Week on LPB - December 18-24, 2017


LPB (Don't miss the conclusion of the Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special Sunday night on LPB.)

Antiques Roadshow spends two hours in Richmond, Virginia, tonight. At 7PM, highlights include an 1890 Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle bought at a flea market. At 8, find out how much a collection of Langston Hughes-signed first editions is worth. At 9 on Fake or Fortune?, the team checks out a portrait that may be from Lucian Freud's early career. Next on The Coroner, Jane has to figure out why a window cleaner's body was found next to a sports car.

LPB will shake a lot of family trees Tuesday night. On Finding Your Roots at 7PM, see where funny people Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, and Maya Rudolph came from. Then at 8, comedian Larry David and Senator Bernie Sanders trace their roots back to eastern Europe. See part two of Putin's Revenge on FRONTLINE at 9PM. See how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy. Starting at 10PM, see parts one and two of Fraternity on Silent Witness.

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia and later conquered the savannah of Africa. That's Wednesday at 7PM on Nature. From cats to birds - at 8PM on NOVA, scientists test the intelligence of birds and reveal skills we assumed were unique to humans. At 9 on Supernature - Wild Flyers, explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability, and endurance. At 10 on Independent Lens, meet Naomi, an Orthodox Jewish girl who breaks world powerlifting records.

Sir Raleigh's new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy - and is then found dead, Thursday night at 7 on Father Brown. At 8, Doc Martin grudgingly agrees to assist Louisa with the awards at sports day at her school. On Dickensian at 9, Edward Barbary finds himself in a pickle when Scrooge demands payment on his loan. On Dr. Blake Mysteries at 10, Lucien wants to find the perfect time to propose to Jean.

Friday night at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In, Andre' Moreau sits down with Governor Edwards to reflect on 2017 and look ahead to 2018.. At 8:30 on Art Rocks!, meet a sculptor inspired by New Orleans jazz musicians who maintain African heritage in their music. At 10PM, Eric Idle's The Entire Universe explores the history of the universe with Professor Brian Cox in a comedic musical event.

Saturday at 6PM, enjoy The Lawrence Welk Show's Christmas special, followed at 7 by two hours of great U.K. comedies. At 9 on A Place to Call Home, Olivia and James' relationship has reached a breaking point. At 10, see the premiere of Capital. The residents of a south London road each receive an anonymous postcard with a mysterious message, all on the same day. Then stay tuned for The Detectorists.

Sunday at 6PM, see how the Joffrey Ballet's creative team brought a classic to life on Making a New American Nutcracker. At 7 on part two of the Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special, Alan must confront his fears. Then see the next two parts of Season One of Victoria on Masterpiece. At 8, Victoria's friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex and she considers marriage, At 9, Albert pays a visit against the queen's wishes.


LPB Join Friends of LPB as we celebrate Season 2 of Victoria with a Victorian Tea on Sunday, January 7 at LPB's studios. Spend the afternoon sipping tea paired with delicious pastries. Guests will enjoy a sneak preview of the new series, before anyone else! For more information and to purchase tickets, go to LPB's website.

Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece premieres on the six-station LPB network on Sunday, January 14 at 8PM.


LPB LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge are looking for the 2018 Louisiana Young Heroes. A Young Hero can be defined in many ways, but to those who know them they are exceptional students who devote their time, talents, and energy to make a difference. Now in its 23rd year, the Louisiana Young Heroes Awards annually honor students in grades 7-12 who excel in the classroom, serve their local communities, and often demonstrate great personal courage in overcoming adversity.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Louisiana Young Heroes. Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school (public, private or parochial) or home-schooled, and cannot be older than 19 years of age. Nomination forms can be downloaded and filled out or submitted through the online form at Letters of recognition, newspaper articles, and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is January 31, 2018. Winners will be announced on LPB’s weekly news and public affairs program Louisiana the State We’re In and on February 23, 2018 at 7PM. Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 16, 2018. The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities in Baton Rouge, including a number of surprises.

To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes Awards, or to download a nomination form or use the online nomination form, go to

For more information, call Margaret Schlaudecker at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4276 or (225) 767-4276 or email


LPB You can see Elmo, Big Bird, and all their friends this Wednesday, December 20! Sesame Street Live! Let's Party will be at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City Wednesday evening. For a $120 contribution, you will receive a family four-pack of tickets plus an LPB Kids Club membership!

See Martin and Chris Kratt live on stage here in Louisiana! Join the Kratt Brothers for Wild Kratts Live at Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 6:30PM. Experience, live on stage, the astounding “creature” fundamentals, and the infectious excitement and inspiring quest of the Kratt Brothers that make their hit PBS series so popular with kids and their families. For details and tickets, go to LPB's website.

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 If you want to relax after shopping, wrapping gifts, or baking cookies, LPB Passport is the perfect companion! And Passport will keep your holiday spirits alive with these great programs: Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes; Michael Feinstein New Year’s Eve; NOVA: Great Cathedral Mystery; The Great British Baking Show Masterclass Season 1: Christmas Masterclass; The Great British Baking Show Masterclass Season 2: Christmas Masterclass; Downton Abbey: Season 2 Christmas Special; Downton Abbey: Season 5 Christmas Special; Downton Abbey: Season 6 Christmas Special; My Mother & Other Strangers Season 1 Christmas episode; Vicious: Holiday Special, and Grantchester: Season 3 Christmas Special. Of course, whatever type of programming you are in the mood for, Passport has it. And LPB Passport makes a great gift!

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level.


LPB It's easy to lose yourself amid the chaos of preparing for the holidays. Often the stress can stay with you long after the guests leave and the last new gift is put away. Why not take a new approach this year? Whether you’re a family of carolers, candle-lighters or Kwanzaa celebrators, here are five things you can do to create meaningful traditions that your children will appreciate more than any stocking stuffer.


LPB ShopLPB has so much to choose from: Louisiana history, politics, music, and culture!

Against the Tide: The Story of Cajun People in Louisiana, is the epic story of one of the most celebrated and misunderstood ethnic communities in North America. Ravaged by religious wars, French peasant farmers left western France in the 17th century to establish a new homeland in the wilderness of what is today Nova Scotia. After a brutal deportation by the British, the ancestors of Cajun people were able to end their exile and reunite their families in Louisiana.

In a story that pre-dates America, the multi-cultural Creoles of Cane River, Louisiana see themselves as somewhere between black and white. The Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles recounts the Cane River Creole identity struggle from colonial French Louisiana to today's Creole led multicultural renaissance - against the notion of race as a deciding feature of a population.

At the dawn of the 21st century, there are still pockets of traditional folkways in Louisiana's bayous where alligator grease relieves asthma, a buried potato cures warts, and "smoking a baby" eases the pain of colic. In Good For What Ails You: Secrets of the Bayou Healers, visit a world where faith healing, herbal remedies and ritual magic are still an everyday occurrence. It follows respected traiteurs (in English, "treaters") as they gather wild teas, brew home-made cough syrup, invoke the saints at their home altars, and most of all, heal the sick.

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