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This Week on LPB - January 29 - February 4, 2018


LPB It should be very interesting to see the items brought in when Antiques Roadshow visits New Orleans! One highlight from Hour One tonight at 7PM is a collection of 1892 float watercolors from the Krewe of Comus. At 8 in Knoxville, the experts look over a third edition of Gone With the Wind with a false inscription. On Castles in the Sky at 9PM, witness the human drama behind the invention that would be pivotal in the Battle of Britain. At 10:30, Independent Lens follows a Chinese filmmaker and a young drifter as they explore freedom and America.

Join Ann Curry for dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed when Mount St. Helens erupted. See We'll Meet Again Tuesday at 7PM. At 8PM, see live coverage of President Trump's State of the Union Address, followed by the Democratic response, and analysis from the PBS NewsHour team.

Wednesday at 7PM, see the premiere of Animals With Cameras: A Nature Miniseries. Witness the secrets lives of animals as the animals become cinematographers. On a two-hour NOVA at 8PM, follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time. Next at 10PM, see part one of Italy's Invisible Cities. In this episode, uncover 2,500 years of hidden history in Naples.

Thursday night at 7, Father Brown and his friends find themselves stranded at a hotel with a group of hedonists. At 8PM, after being followed around by Buddy the dog, Doc Martin manages to pawn the animal off on a local veterinarian. Starting at 9PM, see parts one and two of The Made to Measure Murders on Midsomer Murders. At 10:30 on Sherlock on Masterpiece, see the duo of Sherlock and Watson in 1890's London.

Friday at 7PM, Andre' Moreau and the Louisiana: The State We're In team update you on important stories from across our state. Visit Space Camp and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center at 8PM on Samantha Brown's Places to Love. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, get to know Ana Maria Andricain of Baton Rouge, who dazzled theater audiences from around the world. Find out how she transitioned from being an acclaimed actress to becoming a highly recognized jewelery designer. Great Performances presents Nas Live from the Kennedy Center Classical Hip-Hop at 9PM: The hip-hop artist performs a symphonic rendition of Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra. At 10, join Alicia Keys as she performs in notable locations around New York City.

Saturday at 6PM, The Lawrence Welk Show presents a tribute to Frank Sinatra. At 7, see four fabulously funny U.K. comedies. At 9PM on A Place to Call Home, Sarah battles her inner demons. Then on another episode of A Place to Call Home, Sarah entrusts Ant Peg with her biggest secret. On the premiere of Season Six of Vera at 10:30PM, Vera investigates the murder of a grandmother.

See part one of Tutankhamun Sunday at 6PM, when Egyptologist Howard Carter find evidence of the undiscovered tomb of the boy king. At 8PM on part four of Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece, the queen wants to help when she learns of the famine in Ireland, but her desires meet with great opposition. At 10PM, see back-to-back episodes of 800 Words.


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 has been extended to 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.


LPB LPB invites you to a screening of Independent Lens: Tell Them We are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities next 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 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 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 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.


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: NOVA: Day the Dinosaurs Died; American Masters: This is Bob Hope; and Austin City Limits: ACL Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve 2017. 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 Soup is great for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Even your meat-eating family members will enjoy Vegetarian French Onion Soup. This alternative vegetarian soup still has that deep, savory flavor making it perfect for chilly nights.

You don't have to be Canadian to enjoy Quebec-Style Yellow Pea Soup. It is a heart-warming and heart-healthy soup that's high in protein, making it a great addition to the dinner table.

Kale, Barley, and Lentil Soup is light and filling all at the same time with little preparation. It is just as good on a warm day as on a cold one.

Anytime you need some inspiration in the kitchen, check out all of the recipes PBS Food has to offer


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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