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This Week on LPB - January 8-14, 2018

ART, SCIENCE, NATURE, DRAMA, COMEDY - LPB HAS IT ALL THIS WEEK:

LPB (Get ready - Season 2 of Victoria premieres Sunday night on LPB!)

The new season of Antiques Roadshow begins tonight at 7PM on LPB. The first stop is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and one of the treasures the appraisers check out is an 1892 H.F. Farny painting. At 8 in Knoxville, the experts peruse a collection of personal letters written by Amelia Earhart. At 9, see part one of SAS Rogue Warriors. Hear how the Special Air Forces began in 1941 during World War II in the middle of a desert in North Africa.

On Finding Your Roots Tuesday at 7PM, nonconformist ancestors are on the family trees of actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and William H. Macy. At 8PM, American Experience explores Theodore Roosevelt's perilous 1914 journey into the deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest. At 10, Independenr Lens features a filmmaker's struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Unrest.

Explore Yosemite with experts to discover how climate change affects the valley's majestic beauty Wednesday night at 7 on Nature. On NOVA at 8, take a mind-blowing journey to the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe: black holes. LIGO in Livingston Parish is featured in this special two-hour episode!

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown investigates when Kembleford's new cricket captain is framed for murder. On Doc Martin at 8, Louisa's return raises questions about her and Martin's relationship. Next at 9PM, a reporter's body is discovered on the 18th hole of a gold course, and Dr. Blake is called in to investigate.

Friday nights on LPB start off with our news hour. First, from our part of the world, see Louisiana: The State We're In at 7PM. Then check out what's going on in the rest of the country on Washington Week at 7:30. At 8PM, Samantha Brown's Places to Love visits Bern Region, Switzerland. Next on Art Rocks!, see the work of late Louisiana artist, Clyde Connell, known for her sculptures that evoke primitive totems and paintings that employ primitive markings. At 9PM, see a tribute to Tony Bennett, with Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Bruce Willis, and others, as Bennett receives the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. See an encore of this program at 10:30PM.

Saturday night from 7 to 9PM, laugh until your sides hurt with LPB's British comedy lineup! At 9PM on A Place to Call Home, Sarah and George are having a secret affair. At 9:45 on the next episode of A Place to Call Home, George is asked to host a Japanese trade delegation. Starting at 10:30, see two back-to-back episodes of The Detectorists.

Sunday is the night Victoria fans have been waiting for! See the finale of Season 1 at 7PM. At 8PM on the two-hour first episode of Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece, Victoria is a new mother, but anxious to return to ruling. Albert's friendship with Ada Lovelace is a threat. At 10PM, see parts one and two of Death in a Chocolate Box on Midsomer Murders.

IT'S TIME TO NOMINATE AN INSPIRATIONAL STUDENT!

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.

FREE SCREENING OF I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

LPB LPB and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library are hosting a free screening of I Am Not Your Negro, a documentary film based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House at the Main Library on Goodwood Blvd. this Sunday, January 14 at 6:30PM. Following the screening, participate in a panel discussion of the program. The Academy Award-nominated film directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.

TICKETS TO LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FROM LPB

LPB See Martin and Chris Kratt, the Kratt Brothers, in Wild Kratts Live at Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium on Friday, January 26 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.

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.

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

CRAFT A PEACE DOVE GARLAND WITH THE KIDS

LPB Next Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1968 for his nonviolent campaign against racism. Create a peace dove garland with your child, and use this project to talk about Dr. King's work for peace.

GET THE VIETNAM WAR: LOUISIANA REMEMBERS FROM SHOPLPB

LPB They came from every corner of the state to serve in a war that polarized much of America. Fifty years later Louisiana Remembers those who served, those who grieved, and those who fled Vietnam. Through the personal interviews of soldiers, POW's, and refugees, LPB has preserved the stories of Louisianans during and after the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers is available on DVD or digital download.

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