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This Week on LPB - November 27 - December 3, 2017


LPB Watch as history meets fantasy with treasures fit for a period costume drama such as a 1907 Robert Henri oil painting. See Mansion Masterpieces on Antiques Roadshow tonight at 7 on LPB. At 8:30PM, American Masters profiles Bob Hope. Hear about the entertainer's life through clips from his films and radio and TV shows. At 10:30, the many documentaries and short series produced by Ken Burns are showcased.

Tuesday night at 7, hear 14 stories from Louisiana Vietnam veterans or their family members. Hear where and how they served in their own words on The Vietnam War: Louisiana Stories. (All of the oral histories gathered by LPB are housed on the Louisiana Digital Media Archive - LDMA.) At 8, see the finale of Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's The Vietnam War. Saigon falls and the war ends. Americans and Vietnamese from all sides search for reconciliation. At 10PM, join host Patti Labelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B, and soul on 70s Soul Superstars.

Wednesday at 7, see a new musical retrospective hosted by original MTV veejay Martha Quinn. The 80s celebrates the hitmakers of the decade, including Cyndi Lauper, A-Ha, Blondie, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, and more. At 9, see an encore of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years.

Thursday at 7PM, the lovely ladies of Celtic Woman dazzle us yet again in Homecoming: Ireland. Hear classic songs such as "Amazing Grace," "Walk Beside Me," "You Raise Me Up," and more. At 9, Hitman David Foster is joined by a list of celebrity performers.

Every Friday at 7PM, see Louisiana's only statewide newsmagazine, Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul lets you relive all the great songs of that decade. Then at 10PM, see The Moody Blues: Days of Future. The supergroup performed the entire album in concert in Toronto during their 2017 world tour.

Get in the spirit of the holidays Saturday at 6PM with Christmas with Daniel O'Donnell. The Irish crooner performs carols and seasonal favorites with his special guests. At 7, enjoy a prequel to Keeping Up Appearances, Young Hyacinth. Witness the early years of this Britcom heroine. Gather the whole family around the TV at 8PM for Victor Borge: 100 Years of Music & Laughter, an unparalleled collection of the comedian's funniest and most memorable skits. At 9:30, catch an encore of The 80s.

Celtic Woman - Homecoming: Ireland leads off Sunday night at 6PM. At 8, take a look back at the first season of Victoria, and get a glimpse of Season 2, premiering on January 14, in Victoria Returns. At 8:30, LPB will encore The Vietnam War: Louisiana Stories. At 9:30 in Reflections on the Vietnam War, more than a dozen Vietnam vets recount their tours of duty.


LPB Tuesday is #GivingTuesday and your gift will help LPB make a difference for the nearly 50% of kids who don’t have access to high-quality preschool. With your help, we’re working to close the opportunity gap by providing free, research-driven educational children’s programming, anywhere and anytime kids want to watch. When you support LPB, you support all of Louisiana's kids. #GivingTuesday #SupportLPB.


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 sometimes 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 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 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

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


LPB On Saturday, December 2 from 9 to 11AM at Boudreaux's in Baton Rouge, join Curious George as he gets ready for the holiday season at LPB’s "A Very Monkey Christmas Breakfast." You will get to take photos with Curious George and Santa Claus. The unmistakable sounds of carolers will fill the air while you enjoy a delicious hot breakfast. Create a memorable holiday experience the kids will never forget! Tickets are $20 for LPB Kids Club members ($30 for non-members - children 12 months and under enter free).


LPB See Martin and Chris Kratt live on stage here in Louisiana! Join the Kratt Brothers for 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.

LPB also has tickets to see guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa (pictured) in concert in Shreveport or New Orleans. A $200 contribution gets you an Orchestra Ticket and Meet & 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 After work, after Christmas shopping, or anytime you want, 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: Puritans & Pioneers, Austin City Limits: The Pretenders, and NOVA: Secrets of the Forbidden City. Plus, the ENTIRE third season of Poldark the ENTIRE second season of The Durrells in Corfu are available for binge-watching now! Plus, get all of The Vietnam War until the end of the year.

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


LPB How can children learn to be thoughtful caretakers of the earth? Leave it to an alien to help children six to nine and their families see the earth in a whole new way on the Plum Landing webisodes. Play games, plus get printable activity sheets, free apps, and more.


LPB ShopLPB has a plethora of programs about Louisiana - our music, culture, history, arts, politics, and more. And now you can watch some of our shows as soon as you make your donation. With ShopLPB's digital downloads, you will have immediate access to LPB programs such as:

* Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories
* Atchafalaya Houseboat
* Signpost to Freedom: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott
* Turning the Tide
* The Vietnam War: Louisiana Remembers

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. Today through December 24th, get free standard shipping on all purchases through ShopLPB!
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