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Program News - February 5-11, 2018

ANIMALS, ANTIQUES, ANTI-APARTHEID, ART, AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LPB:

LPB (What do you get when animals wear cameras? Amazing nature footage! See Animals with Cameras Wednesday night on LPB.)

Tonight at 7PM, Antiques Roadshow continues its time in New Orleans. Highlights include a Blade Runner set decoration, and an 1840 feather golf ball. At 8, John Goodman narrates New Orleans: The First 300 Years, relaying stories of the Crescent City's past. Then at 9, get another hour of Antiques Roadshow. In Jacksonville, one find is a 1950 Thomas Hart Benton oil on tin. At 10:30PM, Independent Lens explores the life of Winnie Mandela and her struggle to bring down apartheid.

On the next episode of We'll Meet Again on Tuesday at 7PM, Ann Curry reunites people separated after the Vietnam War. At 8PM, American Experience introduces us to the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century.

See part two of Animals With Cameras: A Nature Miniseries Wednesday night at 7. See how cheetahs learn to hunt, seals evade sharks, and farmers and baboons resolve a conflict. Then at 8PM on NOVA , examine the remains of a 13,000 year old teenager discovered in an underwater cave in Mexico. On the premiere of Impossible Builds at 9PM, follow the complex construction of a unique skyscraper with its skeleton on the outside.

Thursday at 7PM, when a body is discovered in a vineyard, Father Brown must search for the murderer. Then on Doc Martin, Dr. Timoney suggests that Martin and Louisa rewind their relationship and plan a date. Starting at 9PM, see parts one and two of The Sword of Guillaume on Midsomer Murders. A serial killer is on the loose at a seaside resort. At 10:30 on Sherlock Season 4 on Masterpiece, Sherlock Holmes in back on British soil, while Dr. Watson and his wife Mary prepare for parenthood.

Find out what has been going on in our state and in the rest of the world Friday nights starting at 7PM with Louisiana: The State We're In followed by Washington Week. At 8, travel to Vancouver, Canada, on Samantha Brown's Places to Love. Samantha experiences firsthand the true beauty of the bustling west coast seaport. At 8:30 on Art Rocks!, meet landscape painter Laura Gates of Alexandria, LA, who got her inspiration from her four decades working for the National Park Service. Then, Jack White and T Bone Burnett lead a recording session using a device from the 1920's on The American Epic Sessions.

Saturday night at 6PM, The Lawrence Welk Show has a musical Mardi Gras celebration. Starting at 7PM, see two hours of British comedies: Are You Being Served?, Waiting for God, Keeping Up Appearances, and Still Open All Hours. At 9PM, see back-to-back episodes of A Place to Call Home, First, George, Olivia, and Sarah visit James, determined to assess the truth of his treatment. Next, the inhabitants of Ash Park are haunted by ghosts of Christmases past. On Vera at 10:30PM, Vera investigates the death of a young man whose body was found at a rural teenage hang out.

On part two of Tutankhamun Sunday at 6PM, did Howard Carter and Evelyn Carnarvon have a romantic relationship? At 8PM on part five of Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece, Victoria and Albert escape to the Scottish highlands and enjoy being a "normal" couple. At 10PM, see two episodes of 800 Words. George is under orders not to write a newspaper story about an eight-year-old mystery. Then George gets another chance to buy his dream house.

JOIN LPB AT SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY TONIGHT FOR A SCREENING OF TELL THEM WE ARE RISING

LPB LPB invites you to a screening of Independent Lens: Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities tonight (February 5) at 6PM in the Cotillion Ballroom on the campus of Southern University. This film explores the pivotal role that these institutions have made on American life, culture and history over the past 150 years. Nurturing some of the most influential Americans of our time, from Booker T. Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Toni Morrison to Oprah Winfrey, HBCUs have transformed lives and helped to advance civil rights, remaining an essential part of local communities. This special screening is free and open to the public. This screening will include a 45-minute town hall conversation between Southern University and Grambling University as a prelude to the film. To RSVP, or for more information please call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.

THE DEADLINE FOR LOUISIANA YOUNG HEROES NOMINATIONS IS NOW FEBRUARY 12!

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. The deadline for entries has been extended to next Monday, February 12. 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.

GET GREAT CONCERT TICKETS FROM LPB'S BOX OFFICE

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.

FILMMAKERS - LPB GIVES YOU AN EXTRA WEEK TO GET YOUR SUBMISSIONS IN

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 Monday, February 12, 2018.

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.

CELEBRATE LUNDI GRAS WITH LPB, AND PINKALICIOUS AND PETERRIFIC

LPB Celebrate Lundi Gras with LPB! Join us for a free screening of the brand new hour-long PBS Kids animated series, Pinkalicious & Peterrific on Monday, February 12 at 9:30AM at LPB's studios. LPB's newest children's program encourages children to explore the arts and express themselves creatively. Based on the best-selling picture book series by Victoria Kann, this new series brings music, dance, theater, and visual arts to life through the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother Peter. See it BEFORE it airs on LPB! Light refreshments will be served. Contact the Friends of LPB office at 225-76-4214 to RSVP for this event.

YOU WON'T KNOW HOW YOU LIVED WITHOUT LPB PASSPORT

LPB Day or night, 365 days a year, at home or away, 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: Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake, and Austin City Limits: Father John Misty/The Black Angels. 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.

WATCH LPB'S PRESS CLUB AND NEWSMAKERS ON FACEBOOK OR ON OUR WEBSITE

LPB On Press Club this week, John Kirwan, recently named executive director of LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center, spoke. Kirwan discussed some of the discoveries being highlighted during the 30th anniversary of Pennington Biomedical Research Center. See Press Club anytime on LPB's website.

This week on Newsmakers, Jim Bernhard of Bernhard Capital Partners spoke at the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge on "The Jim Bernhard Story." 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.

GET "THE CAJUN CULTURE GIFT PACK" FROM SHOPLPB

LPB Get two of LPB's DVD's, Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana and Mon Cher Camarade, together in our "Cajun Culture Gift Pack!"

For a $40 contribution, you will receive Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana, a program that brings together some of the best storytellers in Louisiana including comedians A. J. Smith and Dave Petitjohn, Cajun storyteller Enola Mathews, and the late Bel Abbey and Colonel Ike Hamilton. You will also receive Mon Cher Camarade that tells the story of the French-speaking Cajun soldiers in WWII.

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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