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This Week on LPB - February 19-25, 2018

THE SPECIAL SESSION, SIGNPOST TO FREEDOM, SHERLOCK, AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LPB:

LPB (Albert is intent on re-creating the Christmastime joy he remembers from his youth on the season finale of Victoria Sunday night.).

This evening at 5PM, LPB will carry Governor John Bel Edwards' address to the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. (See more below.) At 7PM, Antiques Roadshow makes another stop along the Mississippi River - St. Louis, Missouri. One treasure uncovered was a 1901 "Longest Bearded Man" banner. At 8PM, Independent Lens explores the pivotal role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in Tell Them We Are Rising. At 9:30, see LPB's Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott. This program recounts the circumstances and events that led to the nation's first large-scale boycott protesting segregation. Signpost to Freedom was screened last year at The National March on Washington Film Festival and was followed by a panel discussion. At 10PM see the discussion, moderated by Vanita Gupta, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, with panelists including Christopher Tyson of Louisiana State University Law Center; Anika Collier Navaroli, Color of Change; Debo Adegbile, of WilmerHale. There was a screening of the LPB documentary, Signpost to Freedom at Google Offices in the nation’s Capital on July 17 of last year.

Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions of people thrown together during the civil rights movement. That's Tuesday at 7PM on We'll Meet Again. On FRONTLINE at 8, see part one of Bitter Rivals: Iran & Saudi Arabia. See how religion and power politics drive perpetual conflict. At 10 on The Ganges with Sue Perkins, Sue is on the final stretch of the river, where a new India is being built.

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature, meet the last male northern white rhino who lives in a Kenyan sanctuary under a 24-hour armed guard. At 8 on NOVA, follow a team of scientists and explorers as they probe high altitude tombs in the Tibetan Himalayas. Next, follow the construction of a multi-million dollar floating home that sits above and below the water at 9PM on Impossible Builds.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown visits a student who is determined to use his new invention - a time machine - to prove who killed his father. At 8, Doc Martin is trapped by a woman who desperately wants the physician to save her husband. Then on parts one and two of The Silent Land on Midsomer Murders, a body is discovered in the cemetery in March Magna. Sherlock and Watson will face their greatest challenge ever at 10:30PM on Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece.

Find out what happened this week during the Special Session of the State Legislature and other important news Friday night at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. See the story of the Cajuns' arrival in Louisiana through stories and songs at 10PM on Attakapas: The Cajun Story.

Laugh until your sides hurt Saturday night from 7 to 9PM with LPB's British comedies. At 9PM, see the first of two episodes of A Place to Call Home. Sarah travels to Parish to forge a connection with her husband, who is lost in his own world. On the second episode, Sarah returns to Inverness to live with her husband. At 10:30PM, Vera investigates the death of a fisherman found tangled in the nets of a trawler.

Sunday at 5:30PM, Steve Martin narrates Vermeer, Beyond Time. The program focuses on both Johannes Vermeer's work and his family life, covering his conversion to Catholicism, his artistic contemporaries, and the short-lived Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century. Christmas brings surprise visitors, threats, and romantic tension in the palace at 8PM on Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece. Two back-to-back episodes of 800 Words begin at 9:30PM. First, George and the family prepare to leave for Sydney, Next, George is recruited into the Weld cricket team, while things heat up between Arlo and Emma.

LPB WILL HAVE LIVE COVERAGE OF GOVERNOR EDWARDS’ ADDRESS TO THE SPECIAL SESSION

LPB Today at 5PM, LPB will air live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards address to the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature. André Moreau (Managing Editor, Louisiana: The State We’re In) will be joined in studio by President and CEO of the Council for Better Louisiana Barry Erwin. The address will also be carried live on WLAE-TV in New Orleans, and streamed at lpb.org/live.

LPB is once again joining with the Louisiana House and the Louisiana Cable Telecommunications Association to provide live coverage of the Special Session on LAtv from 2 to 6PM every weekday during the session. Contact your local cable operator for specific channel information. At 6PM, viewers can continue watching streamed video coverage at lpb.org/latv or house.louisiana.gov.

WE STILL HAVE SEATS AVAILABLE 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, next 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.

GET JOE BONAMASSA OR CELTIC WOMAN TICKETS FROM LPB

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 ANYTIME

LPB On Press Club this week, Barry Erwin, CEO of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) spoke at this week's Press Club of Baton Rouge. Watch Press Club anytime on LPB's website or on LPB's YouTube channel.

This week on Newsmakers, Southern University Chancellor John Pierre spoke at this week's Rotary Club of Baton Rouge about the Southern University Law Center's 70th Anniversary. Watch Newsmakers on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel.

SUPPORT LPB WHILE GETTING RID OF YOUR CLUNKER

LPB Thinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or other vehicle? Donate it to LPB instead! When you donate your vehicle to LPB you will be supporting all the programs you love; plus, you can receive a tax deduction when you itemize your return.

Just call 855-522-0582 (toll-free) or fill out the online web form and we'll take care of the rest, including pick–up, at no cost to you. Once your vehicle has been sold, you'll be sent a receipt for your tax records, and the sale proceeds will be donated to LPB in your name. You will also receive a one-year membership to LPB.

DRAMA, MUSIC, HISTORY, AND MORE ARE ON LPB PASSPORT

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 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: Nature: Arctic Wolf Pack; American Masters: Lorraine Hansberry; and American Masters: Secrets of Tuxedo Park. 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.

TEACHERS: JOIN US FOR EDCAMP

LPB Teachers in the Baton Rouge area and surrounding parishes are invited to join LPB for an awesome day of learning, "unconference" style, at Glasgow Middle School this Saturday, February 24. EdCamp is an event that is organized for teachers by teachers! To learn more about this "unconference" and to register, go to LPB's website.

SHOPLPB CAN HELP WITH YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

LPB On January 1, did you resolve to eat better? ShopLPB may have just the thing to help you keep that resolution!

Skinny Cajun is the third cookbook by Lucy Henry Zaunbrecher, known to most of you as Ms. Lucy. In this book, she offers "lighter" versions of Cajun food, some from her earlier books, and some brand new ones. She also offers tips on how to lighten up the fats and carbs on marvelous Cajun dishes.

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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