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This Week on LPB - February 26 - March 4, 2018


LPB (Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace have been in the headlines often. Join the conversation as we discuss this issue on Louisiana Public Square Wednesday night.)

See two full hours of appraisals tonight on LPB! At 7PM, Antiques Roadshow discovers an Ozark Airlines poster from about 1960, among other treasures in St. Louis. At 8PM in Jacksonville, highlights include a NASA Mercury 7 signed photo from also circa 1960. At 9, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution explores how the Black Panther Party emerged during the turbulent 1960s.

Tuesday at 7PM on We'll Meet Again, Ann Curry reunites people who met during the early days of the gay rights movement. At 8 on American Creed, Condoleeza Rice and David Kennedy explore whether a set of beliefs can unite. At 9, see part two of Bitter Rivals: Iran & Saudi Arabia on FRONTLINE. At 10PM, Independent Lens traces Baltimore's history through a film that uses rats to chronicle oppression in poor communities.

On this month's Louisiana Public Square Wednesday night at 7, we will search for answers to these questions: How widespread is the problem of sexual harassment in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? See Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana. At 8 PM, Nature travels with wildlife photographer Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter. On NOVA at 9PM, discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail.

Start the first day of March off with Father Brown at 7PM. A death at the stone circle of a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to conclude that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent. At 8PM, John Goodman narrates New Orleans: The First 300 Years with great stories about the Crescent City. At 10PM, filmmaker Ron Howard examines the early years of the Beatles, from their club dates in Liverpool, England, to their concert tours in Europe and the rest of the world.

See what has been happening at the State Capitol and elsewhere in the state Friday at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM on a special edition of FRONTLINE, examine how Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades. At 9PM, see an encore of Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana on Louisiana Public Square. That's followed at 10PM by #MeToo, Now What? Zainab Salbi goes beyond the headlines about sexual harassment to ask how we got here and how we move forward.

Saturday at 6PM, see the brand new Doo Wop Generations with Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, and more. In May of 2016, the Rolling Stones performed their entire Sticky Fingers album live in concert for the first and, so far, only time in their career. See The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theater at 8:30PM. Then at 10:30, see an encore of Doo Wop Generations.

Sunday evening at 5:30, Alan Jackson performs traditional hymns and gospel favorites in Alan Jackson: Precious Memories. At 7PM on Little Women: A Timeless Story, get a preview of the upcoming Masterpiece series based on the beloved Louisa May Alcott novel. At 8PM, be dazzled by a violin virtuoso. In An Evening with Lucia Micarelli, enjoy a concert with music ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana. At 9:30, Great Performances presents Pavarotti: A Voice for the Ages.


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, tonight, 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.


LPB LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge are proud to announce the 2018 Louisiana Young Heroes:
• Garett Byrne of Walker, a 12th grader at Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts in Natchitoches
• Savannah Green of Winnfield, a 12th grader at Winnfield Senior High School
• Megan Gremillion of Baton Rouge, a 12th grader at St. Joseph’s Academy
• Sethan Hollier of Baton Rouge, a 12th grader at Catholic High School
• Jarrius Robertson of Garyville, a 9th grader at Lutcher High School
• Amanda Rougee of New Orleans, an 8th grader at Mount Carmel Academy
• Garrinecia Singleton of Baton Rouge, a 12th grader at Scotlandville Magnet High School
• Kari Stephens of Baton Rouge, a 12th grader at Baton Rouge Magnet High School

The winners and their families will be honored on Monday, April 16th with a luncheon at the Old Governor’s Mansion, a banquet at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, and lots more.

The Louisiana Young Heroes Awards are underwritten this year by underwritten this year by Acadian Companies, CenturyLink, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, and Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law.


LPB Get Ready for the Experience of a Lifetime! Fly and enjoy first class service on your way to the Emerald Isle and the Fair City of Dublin. Recently named as one of National Geographic's Best Trips 2018, Dublin is described as ‘Europe’s largest village.’ This modern yet traditional city is filled to the brim with charm!

Raffle tickets will be on sale until Sunday, May 13 at midnight. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. $100 per raffle ticket. Purchase your tickets on-line or call 225.767.4214.


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.


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.


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: We’ll Meet Again: Children of WWII; Antiques Roadshow: Harrisburg Hour 3; and Austin City Limits: Run the Jewels. Plus, the ENTIRE first AND second seasons of Victoria are available for binge-watching!

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


LPB On Press Club this week, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who represents Louisiana’s 5th Congressional district, provided a Congressional update on the recently-passed budget, the military, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Medicare. Watch Press Club anytime on LPB's website or on LPB's YouTube channel.

This week on Newsmakers, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul spoke on "Strengthening the Trust between BRPD and the Public." Watch Newsmakers on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel.


LPB Who doesn't like Italian food? It's scrumptious any day of the week! And PBS Food can help you plan your feast!

How about Lidia's Shrimp in a Chunky Marinara Sauce (Gamberi Alla Marinara)? This dish is excellent served as a main course or as a dressing for pasta. (Toss the pasta with the sauce and top the plates with shrimp.) It is also delicious spooned over hot soft Polenta.

With its glorious balance of noodle, sauce and cheese, Lasagna Stew takes far less effort yet has the same soul warming texture of the regular dish.

Pasta and Fagioli is a traditional Italian soup made of pasta and beans.

Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries is a dessert that might look fancy, but it's easy to make and absolutely delicious!

For these and other recipes, go to PBS Food.


LPB When the weather starts warming up, a lot of people start thinking about gardens and gardening.

In the center of the busiest corridor of one of Louisiana’s largest cities lie 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 will take you 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.

Of all the things in nature that throughout history have captivated the minds, hearts and souls of people, perhaps the most powerful and most universal are butterflies. To gardeners and naturalists, butterflies are considered the most beautiful and popular representatives of the insect world. An Enchantments of Butterflies examines more than just science and modern culture. The magic of metamorphosis has served as a literary metaphor for thousands of years, as we discover in examples of native myths, readings and dream imagery. The symbolism of the butterfly is one that even young children understand.

Louisiana Gardening is hosted by Dan Gill, the co-author of the Louisiana Gardener's Guide and the author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana. Gill gives tips on how to solve the problems that may keep you from having a great flower bed or vegetable garden. Dan is joined by camellia expert Art Landry, butterfly gardener Linda Auld, and Bill Fontenot, an expert on landscaping using native plants.

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