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Program News - January 1-7, 2018

A NEW YEAR, AND GREAT NEW PROGRAMS ON LPB:

LPB (Hugh Bonneville hosts tonight's PBS New Year's celebration.)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Tonight at 7, see appraisals from Knoxville, Tennessee, on Antiques Roadshow. One fabulous find is a 1905 Tiffany pottery vase. At 8PM, join us for the annual PBS tradition: Great Performances - From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2018 hosted by Hugh Bonneville. Enjoy music from the Vienna Philharmonic and the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. At 9:30PM, enjoy music from Paul Groves and Robert Grayson in An Evening at the Governor's Mansion: A Christmas Celebration, underwritten by Entergy.

Tuesday at 1:30PM, get a sneak peek at the premiere episode of Samantha Brown's Places to Love. Samantha tours Houston and shows us great art, food, and more. At 7PM, Fred Armisen, Christopher Walken, and Carly Simon learn about their heritage on Finding Your Roots. At 8PM, American Experience examines the social ramifications of influenza and its after-effects following World War II.

Follow a troop of snow monkeys in Japan to see how they prepare to face the world, Wednesday at 7PM on Nature. At 8, NOVA examines the telescope that changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it. At 9PM, explore the colorful glow that brightens the night sky in Earth's polar regions on Aurora - Fire in the Sky.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown investigates a murder at the local Army barracks - and in turn, investigates another death over a decade earlier. At 8, Doc Martin returns to Portwenn alone. Louisa has gone to stay with her mother in Spain. At 9PM, see Dr. Blake's Mysteries at its new time. A soldier is killed on a routine training exercise at Ballarat's military base. Then at 10PM, see parts one and two of the Last Tango in Halifax Holiday Special.

Friday at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In, get a preview of an upcoming episode of NOVA which features Louisiana's own LIGO. At 8, see Samantha Brown's Places to Love on its regular day and time. That's followed by Art Rocks!. We look back at the enduring legacy of artist and teacher John T. Scott, who left an indelible mark on the artistic landscape of his native New Orleans during his forty-plus year career. At 9PM, Great Performances presents Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live!.

Saturday from 9AM to 5PM, tune to LPB for our "New Year, New You" weekend. We will help you keep your New Year's resolutions with advice on finances, health, and brain power. At 7PM, see two hours of classic British comedies. At 9PM on A Place to Call Home, Elizabeth suffers a heart attack. On Capital at 10, the police investigation leads DI Mill in an unexpected direction.

Sunday, the "New Year, New You" weekend continues from 9AM to 5PM. At 6PM on part two of Remember Me, Hannah's nightmares about about water and drowning foreshadow events, including the appearance of Isha. Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece is just one week away! Starting at 7PM, see the final three episodes of the first season.

JOIN LPB AND VICTORIA SUNDAY FOR A SPOT OF TEA

LPB Join Friends of LPB as we celebrate Season 2 of Victoria with a Victorian Tea this Sunday, January 7 at LPB's studios. Spend the afternoon sipping tea paired with delectable 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.

MAKE A RESOLUTION TO NOMINATE A 2018 LOUISIANA YOUNG HERO

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 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 is January 31, 2018. 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, 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 lpb.org/heroes.

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

GREAT CONCERTS - AND GREAT TICKETS FROM LPB

LPB See Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, in 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.

JOIN LPB FOR OUR TELL THEM WE ARE RISING SCREENING

LPB LPB invites you to a screening of Independent Lens: Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities on Monday, 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. To RSVP, or for more information please call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.

JOIN LPB 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 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. To RSVP, or for more information please call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.

THE BEST OF BROADWAY NOW ON LPB PASSPORT

LPB Starting today, PBS has launched a "Best of Broadway" playlist. Only Passport members will be able to view them. Selections include:

Great Performances - She Loves
Great Performances – Present Laughter
Great Performances - In the Heights
Great Performances – Indecent
Great Performances – Holiday Inn
A Raisin in the Sun Revisited
American Masters – Marvin Hamlisch
Great Performances – Young Men
Great Performances – Hamilton’s America
Great Performances – Gypsy


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

KIDS WILL HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING WITH PBS KIDS GAMES

LPB Find educational games from all of your favorite PBS Kids characters on the PBS Kids Games website! These games will teach, challenge, and entertain children of all ages. Kids will have so much fun that they won't realize that they are learning, too. And parents and grandparents may learn a thing or two also! New games are added all of the time, like The Ruff Ruffman Show: Dress That Rhino, Corn Maze Craze with The Cat in the Hat, Monster Music from Sesame Street, D.W.'s Island Bugball from Arthur, and many more.

GET DEEPLY ROOTED ON DVD OR VIA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD FROM SHOPLPB

LPB John Coykendall is a renowned heirloom seed saver, a classically trained artist, and Master Gardener. He has spent half his life working to preserve the seeds and stories of Washington Parish, Louisiana.

Since 1973, he has made an annual pilgrimage to Washington Parish to record the oral histories and growing techniques, recipes, and folktales of Louisiana farmers and gardeners in more than 80 beautifully illustrated journals. He has saved and safeguarded rare varieties of the crops they once grew and handed them back to the community they came from.

His work inspires us to reconnect with the land, with the seeds and growing expertise that our ancestors passed on to us, to grab hold and pass that legacy on to future generations- while there is still time.

For a donation of $25 plus shipping and handling, the DVD of Deeply: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories can be yours. If you don't want to wait, a digital download is available for a $20 contribution.

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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