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This Week on LPB - February 12-18, 2018

THROUGH CARNIVAL, VALENTINES DAY, AND LENT, LPB KEEPS THE GREAT PROGRAMMING COMING:

LPB (Enjoy the beauty and pageantry of Mardi Gras in New Orleans without leaving home. Watch it on LPB3 instead!)

Happy Lundi Gras! Tonight at 7PM, Antiques Roadshow wraps up its visit to New Orleans. But before they go, they uncover more interesting items, such as a 1904 English Smith & Son tourbillon pocket watch, and an Andy Warhol portrait by Jamie Wyeth from the 1970's. At 8PM, Backstage New Orleans: Antiques Roadshow goes behind-the-scenes at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans to see what it takes to produce the most watched show on PBS. At 8:30, the Roadshow appraisers are in Jacksonville, Florida, and discover a valuable diamond Art Deco bracelet watch. At 9:30PM, POV explores the rapid militarization of the police in the U.S.

Happy Fat Tuesday! Enjoy the wrap-up to Carnival season tonight on LPB3. Starting at 7:30, see The 2018 Rex Ball & the Meeting of the Courts of Rex & Comus coming to you live from the Crescent City. On LPB1 at 7PM on We'll Meet Again, Ann Curry witnesses dramatic reunions between people whose lives intersected on 9/11. At 8PM, American Experience explores the story behind the mostly-forgotten bombing of the nation's financial center in 1920. Next at 9PM, FRONTLINE investigates a slew of killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens.

Happy Valentines Day! Deep-dive with Chilean devil rays, track brown bears' diets, and follow dogs that protect sheep on Animals With Cameras: A Nature Miniseries, Wednesday night at 7. At 8PM, discover traces of the ships and planes lost during World War II's epic Dunkirk operation on NOVA. Then at 9PM, Impossible Builds traces one man's dream to transform six sand islands off Dubai into a luxurious holiday destination on Impossible Builds.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by Flambeau. At 8PM, Dr. Timoney questions whether Doc Martin and Louisa belong together at all. On parts one and two of Blood on the Saddle on Midsomer Murders starting at 9PM. At 10:30 on Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece, Sherlock faces a chilling enemy - the powerful and seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith.

Find out what has been happening locally, nationally, and around the globe Friday night with Louisiana: The State We're In at 7PM, and Washington Week at 7:30. At 8PM, Samantha Brown visits Hill Country in Texas on Samantha Brown's Places to Love. On Art Rocks! at 8:30PM, visit with Ben Peabody, whose compelling original artwork in relief explores the struggle of addiction and is based on actual stories and personal experiences. At 9PM, American Masters profiles author and activist Maya Angelou.

You might like to enjoy some fish and chips Saturday night while you watch LPB's British comedies from 7 to 9PM. Starting at 9PM, see two episodes of A Place to Call Home. First, George tries to put any residual issues about Sarah's past behind him. Then, George and Sarah are faced with a bombshell from Regina. At 10:30PM, Vera investigates the murder of a 22-year-old man.

Sunday at 6PM on Tutankhamun, Howard Carter discovers Tut's tomb and its riches, but the rules governing who owns the treasures in Egypt have changed, threatening the dig. On Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece at 8PM, Victoria and Albert must confront the true cost of standing by their convictions when tragedy strikes, At 9PM see Queen Victoria & the Crippled Kaiser. Queen Victoria's grandson, the future Kaiser Wilhelm II, is born with a permanently paralyzed arm. See back-to-back episodes of 800 Words starting at 10PM. George makes news in Weld by going on a date with Katie. Then the influx of summer people hits Weld with a vengeance.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE FOR 2018 LOUISIANA YOUNG HEROES NOMINATIONS

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 may excel in the classroom, serve their local communities, and/or 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 lpb.org/heroes. Letters of recognition, newspaper articles, and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. Previous winners are not eligible. Nominations must be emailed or postmarked by midnight TONIGHT! Winners will be announced on LPB’s weekly news and public affairs program Louisiana the State We’re In and lpb.org on February 23 at 7PM. Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 16. The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities in Baton Rouge, including breakfast at LPB, lunch at the Old Governor's Mansion, a banquet at the Renaissance Hotel, and a number of prizes and surprises!

To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes Awards, or to download a nomination form or use the online nomination form, go to lpb.org/heroes.

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

JOIN LPB AT BRCC TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF A RAISIN IN THE SUN

LPB Playwright Lorraine Hansberry is best known for A Raisin in the Sun, the first play written by an African-American woman produced on Broadway. LPB and Baton Rouge Community College invite you to a special one-hour screening of Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, an American Masters film celebrating her life and work, Monday, February 26 at 6PM at the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion. The film features interviews with Hollywood legends Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Harry Belafonte, and Louis Gossett Jr., with narration by award-winning actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson, and the voice of Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose as Hansberry. This screening is free and open to the public. For more information, go to LPB's website. To RSVP, please call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.

FILMMAKERS - TODAY IS THE DEADLINE!

LPB LPB is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted may be nominated for inclusion in the seventh annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful stories from filmmakers across the country and reaches an engaged and digitally savvy audience. The 2018 PBS Online Film Festival will take place July 16 - July 27, 2018.

To enter, filmmakers can send a link to filmfest@lpb.org so it can be reviewed. Please include the title of the film, contact information, plus a two to three sentence description of the film. Films should be 3-15 minutes in length, and can be fiction or non-fiction. The most appropriate films for this festival are those who have creative or compelling storytelling, as well as high production quality. If you have questions about the technical requirements for the festival, send them to filmfest@lpb.org or go to LPB's website.

We have extended the deadline - all entries must be received by midnight tonight.

TICKETS TO A CONCERT MAKE A GREAT VALENTINES DAY GIFT

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.

WATCH LPB'S PRESS CLUB AND NEWSMAKERS WHENEVER YOU WOULD LIKE

LPB On Press Club this week, Dr. Parham Jaberi, Asst. State Health Officer, spoke about the flu outbreak. Watch Press Club anytime on LPB's website.

This week on Newsmakers, Jim Engster spoke at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge about "Louisiana in the Age of Trump." Watch Newsmakers on LPB's website.

Press Club and Newsmakers are posted each week on Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Facebook page, and on LPB's YouTube channel.

AT PARADES OR ON A DATE - BRING LPB PASSPORT WITH YOU

LPB While you are waiting on a parade, or want to watch a great program with your Valentine, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport is the newest benefit that 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: Into the Amazon, NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse, and Tony Bennett – The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize. Plus, the ENTIRE first AND second seasons of Victoria are available for binge-watching now!

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

SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET FROM PBS FOOD

LPB Looking for a sweet treat that will impress your Valentine? How about Spiced White Chocolate and Hazelnut Samosas? These filo parcels are gently spiced with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.

Make some brownies for grown-ups! Jack Daniels Brownie with Caramel Sauce are moist and gooey brownies infused with Jack Daniels and dried cranberries.

How about a decadent dessert to share? Bruleed Saffron Custards may be the perfect choice.

PBS Food has recipes for every day and every occasion.

TRAVEL THROUGH LOUISIANA VIA SHOPLPB

LPB Travel throughout our state, visiting the people and places that make Louisiana such a tourist destination! From Avery Island, birthplace of Tabasco hot pepper sauce, to the quaint and colorful city of Natchitoches; from the prehistoric earthworks of Poverty Point to the unforgettable experience at The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, to the serene beauty of the Kisatchie National Forest; Louisiana Travels makes the rounds to these unique locations, showcasing sites no one should miss!

Be sure to browse all of the DVD's, digital downloads, books, t-shirts, and more available through ShopLPB. If you are a member of Friends you can get a 15% discount on all ShopLPB purchases. Check Visions for the code for savings.
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