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This Week on LPB - January 22-28, 2018


LPB (Join Ann Curry Tuesday night for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments.)

From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Antiques Roadshow appraisers check out vintage and antique items such as a painted "Bucher" box made around 1800, and a Randy Gumpert baseball archive. At 8PM, Independent Lens goes deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles with demands for reform. Then at 9:30 on SAS Rogue Warriors, Stirling is locked away in Hitler's most guarded prison, and the SAS passes to Paddy Mayne.

Tuesday at 7PM, see the premiere of We'll Meet Again. Join Ann Curry to witness dramatic reunions between people separated during WWII. On a two-hour FRONTLINE at 8PM, intimate stories of the refugees and migrants caught in Europe's tightened borders are shared.

Louisiana Public Square, LPB's monthly town hall discussion, looks at "Early Education Matters." Business professionals and politicians agree that there is a severe lack of access to high-quality child care in the state. But with the state facing a $1-billion budget shortfall, can funds be found to make this a priority? Louisiana School Finder, a first-of-its-kind performance guide on early care and education centers is a useful tool for parents seeking care for their children. Can it also be a mechanism to improve performance? We look for answers to these questions and more. At 8PM, Nature introduces us to animal misfits who are weird but unique, from a flightless parrot to an Arctic caterpillar. On NOVA at 9PM, discover how the magnificent city of Petra rose and fell in Jordan’s bone-dry desert.

Thursday night at 7, when the father of a young writer is found dead, tension mounts against the travelers in Kembleford; Father Brown must uncover the truth before one of them is sent to the gallows. At 8PM, Louisa and Doc Martin have their first therapy session and are surprised when they are given homework. At 9PM, see the conclusion of "The Great & the Good " on Midsomer Murders.

Louisiana: The State We're In on Friday night at 7PM will fill you in on the news of the week that affects you. At 8PM, Samantha Brown's Places to Love tours Shanghai, China. Samantha begins by sampling the unique breakfast street food that the locals thoroughly enjoy, and then visits the ancient water town of Feng Jing. Next at 8:30 on Art Rocks!, the George Rodrigue Foundation and Louisiana A+ Schools have joined forces with teachers and principals across Louisiana to incorporate art into science, technology, engineering and math classes, making it easier and more exciting for students to learn these subjects.

Saturday night from 7 to 9PM, watch your favorite classic British comedies on LPB. At 9 on A Place to Call Home, James and Olivia's hopes of a brighter future are challenged when George confronts his son. Next on a second episode, Jack is furious at Carolyn for having kept secret the fact they have a daughter.

See part three of Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece at 8PM Sunday. Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations and goes toe to toe with the French king. At 9PM, see part one of Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents. William Cecil, Elizabeth I's spy master, discovers a conspiracy to assassinate the Queen.


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 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 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 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.


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.

All entries must be received by Monday, February 5, 2018.


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.


LPB Did you, a family member, or someone you know serve in, or were affected by, the Vietnam War? If so, LPB wants to preserve and share your story. Every Wednesday through February 28, LPB invites you to come to our studios in Baton Rouge to record your Vietnam experience. To schedule an interview, contact our production department at (225) 767-4204 or 1-800-272-8161 ext. 4204.

You may also share your own history via LPB's website through your own videos, photographs or written stories.


LPB PBS Kids has a plethora of apps that are not only educational, but are fun, too!

In Splash & Bubbles Ocean Adventure, join Splash, Bubbles, Dunk, and Ripple on a journey to the world’s undersea habitats, where you’ll discover the creatures that live there and learn about the many different ways plants and animals thrive in the ocean. Then use the animals, plants, and objects you find to build and decorate your very own ocean!

The Wild Kratts need your help taking care of baby animals in the African Savannah! Take care of a baby elephant, cheetah, crocodile, zebra and aardvark! Join Martin, Chris, and the Wild Kratts team on an African Savannah creature sitting adventure. These baby animals need a lot of attention and care, and with Wild Kratts Baby Buddies app, you are in charge of feeding, washing, protecting, and playing with each one. The Wild Kratts team will be there with some facts and tips to help you learn about the baby animals amazing creature powers along the way.

With the Super WHY! Power to Ready app, your child can play along with each of the main characters from the TV series: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, of course, Super Why, while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading. Super Duper!


LPB Don't want to wait for days? You don't even need to walk to the mailbox! LPB now has some of our programs available as digital downloads. The Louisiana: A History series; Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall’s Journey To Save Our Seeds & Stories, Atchafalaya Houseboat, Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott; Turning the Tide; and The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers are available to be downloaded as soon as you make your contribution to LPB.

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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