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This Week on LPB - January 15-21, 2018


LPB (Get to know the real Brooklyn through the eyes of seasoned traveler Samantha Brown Friday at 8PM on LPB.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow, one of the treasures uncovered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a 1975 "Yellow Submarine" jacket that was made for Karen Carpenter. On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at 8PM, Independent Lens presents I am Not Your Negro. Explore James Baldwin's unfinished book about race in America in this Oscar-nominated documentary. At 9:30 on part two of SAS Rogue Warriors, the newly-promoted Captain Paddy Mayne becomes Stirling's second in command.

At 7PM Tuesday, Louisiana native Bryant Gumbel, plus Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux learn unexpected facts about their ancestry on Finding Your Roots. Then meet the unknown tycoon whose secret lab developed the technology that altered the course of World War II. The Secret of Tuxedo Park: American Experience airs at 8PM. At 9, FRONTLINE investigates the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry.

See a special one-hour Odd Squad on Wednesday at 6AM and 3:30PM - Odd Squad: World Turned Odd. Oona, Olympia and Otis accidentally change the past and undo every odd case Odd Squad ever solved. (Catch it again Friday at 7AM or 3:30PM.) Learn more about the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet on Nature at 7PM. At 9PM, see a very important program, Understanding the Opioid Epidemic. Witness stories of people and communities affected by this epidemic.

Father Brown investigates the death of an Upcott Seminary student Thursday at 7PM. At 8 on Doc Martin, Martin decides to move out to give Louisa the space she wants. Then at 9PM, Dr. Blake looks into a fall from the Ballarat Fire Station bell tower.

Friday night starts off with LPB's statewide newsmagazine, Louisiana: The State We're In at 7PM. At 8PM, Samantha Brown's Places to Love takes us to Brooklyn, New York. Samantha samples whiskey, and tastes unique foods at the country's largest open-air food market. On Art Rocks! at 8:30, meet Grand Coteau photographer John Slaughter, who has published three books of the compelling images he has taken over the last three decades, including one on his hometown. At 9PM, Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters explores the life and work of the Raisin in the Sun playwright and Civil Rights activist.

Enjoy four fabulous British comedies on LPB Saturday night from 7 to 9PM. At 9PM, see two episodes of A Place to Call Home. First, Elizabeth is not happy with Regina's behavior and asks Regina to leave. Then, Anna encounters complications with her pregnancy. See two episodes of The Detectorists starting at 10:30PM.

If you missed part one of Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece last Sunday, see it this Sunday at 6PM. On part two at 8PM, discontent is growing in the country. A tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into torment. On Midsomer Murders at 10PM, Barnaby has to deal with a murder at the wedding reception for a local aristocratic family.


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. This screening will include a 45-minute town hall conversation as a prelude to the film. To RSVP, or for more information please call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.


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. 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 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.


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 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. For more information, go to LPB's website. To RSVP, please call 225-767-4274 or email RSVP@LPB.org.


LPB Day or night, 365 days a year, 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: Finding Your Roots: Southern Roots; A Chef's Life: Liver Lover; and Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 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. If you want to activate LPB Passport even quicker, go to LPB's Facebook page - just comment "#donate $5" to become a sustaining member - or "#donate $60" for the year - and get immediate access to LPB Passport!


LPB Warm up with Honey Fennel Gingerbread Loaf. This loaf has a warming spicy flavor with a floral taste of pure honey. It is perfect with coffee or tea. In fact, it's so good that you might end up eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Bake Banana Walnut and Coconut Muffins. These paleo muffins are a great healthy breakfast and snack, perfect to make at the beginning of the week.

Indulge in Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread. Use ripe bananas for a sweeter, more intense flavor. Ripe bananas also have a lower starch content, which insures the bread stays moist.

Check out the Breakfast and Brunch section of PBS Food for more ideas!


LPB In Aillet House: A Window to Our Past, join a group of dedicated preservationists as they endeavor to save the Aillet House, an important example of a small Creole plantation. Watch as the house is being moved to its new location on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum and returned to its former glory.

Every Louisianan should watch Castle on the Hill: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. Completed in 1850, the Old State Capitol has served not only as a seat of government, but also served as a hospital, Union troops compound, as well as a prison. The "Castle on the Hill" has stood the test of time and survived the battles of the Civil War as well as the impeachment hearings of Governor Huey Long. Thanks to a massive restoration effort in the 1990s, this historic jewel houses stories of Louisiana's rich political past and architectural wonders for future generations.

In Rosedown: A Link to the Past, LPB explores the history of West Feliciana's Rosedown Plantation. The two-story home and its gardens were built by Daniel Turnbull and Martha Hillard Barrow Turnbull to resemble the beautiful gardens of France, England and Italy that they saw on their honeymoon in 1828. Completed in 1835, Rosedown Plantation's estate covered 3,500 acres and would eventually include 12-huge columns and two small ones, as well as three porches. The biggest attraction has always been the glorious gardens that Martha Turnbull continued to expand for the remainder of her life.
The plantation is now an historic site, providing invaluable insights into the history of life on a southern plantation.

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