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This Week on LPB - November 6-12, 2017


LPB (Two young cheetah cubs with their mother at Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe. See their story Wednesday at 7PM on Nature.)

Tonight at 7, see another special edition of Antiques Roadshow - Our 50 States 2. Highlights include a Green Bay Packers championship group, and a Joseph Henry Sharp oil. At 8, The VA & the Human Cost of War examine the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the 1920's to the modern VA system. On Independent Lens at 9PM, explore the life of jazz great John Coltrane. Denzel Washington speaks the words of Coltrane.

A Louisiana native learns more about his family history Tuesday night at 7. Bryant Gumbel, along with Tonya Lewis-Lee, and Suzanne Malveaux each discover unexpected ancestry on Finding Your Roots. At 8 on The Vietnam War. Richard Nixon, promising peace, narrowly wins the presidency. Then at 10PM on Silent Witness, Nikki and Jack travel to Scotland to investigate the murder of a dancer.

Follow a wild cheetah family in Zimbabwe as they fight the odds to stay alive on Nature Wednesday at 7PM. Next on NOVA, scientists are discovering traces of ancient floods on a scale that dwarfs even the most severe flood disasters of recent times. FRONTLINE at 9PM investigates who profits when disaster strikes, focusing on Superstorm Sandy.

Thursday night at 7, Father Brown has to deal with what appears to be the threat of an alien invasion. At 8, Doc Martin takes James to playgroup, and Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor. On Dickensian at 9, Bob Cratchit tells Bucket that he was scrounging for food when Marley was murdered. Then at 10 on Dr. Blake Mysteries, the murder of a local magistrate may be linked to Lucien's mother's death four decades ago.

Every Friday night starts off with the only statewide newsmagazine, LPB's Louisiana: The State We're In at 7PM. At 8:30 on Art Rocks!, meet an Alexandria artist who incorporates multiple images and layers when creating her artwork to tell stories rich in symbolism. At 9PM, Great Performances presents In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams. Follow the cast and creative team of the Tony Award-winning musical. That's followed at 10 by Foo Fighters - Landmarks Live in Concert: A Great Performances Special. Enjoy the GRAMMY-winning band in performance at the amphitheater at Athens' Acropolis.

Saturday night on LPB means classic British comedies starting at 7PM. At 9 on A Place to Call Home, has Jack uncovered that Sarah is not her real name? On The Tunnel: Sabotage at 10PM, an anonymous package helps the investigation. Then, Lance blames his recent lack of treasure hunting success on his discovery of cursed artifacts on The Detectorists.

Spiro and Hugh organize a "friendly" cricket match on The Durrells in Corfu Season 2 on Masterpiece Sunday at 7PM. A great deal of emotion at 8 on Poldark Season 3 on Masterpiece: Morwenna gives birth; George triumphs; Ross and Demelza bear their souls. At 9 on The Collection on Masterpiece, Dominique is recovering, and Charlotte tries to woo Claude over to her fashion house.


LPB With the purchase of a $50 ticket, you could become the owner of a 2017 Honda Civic Sedan from Ryan Honda! Second Prize is an LG Ultra HD Smart OLED TV! Tickets are just $50 each - when you buy 5 tickets, you get the 6th ticket free! Only 3000 tickets will be sold.

The deadline to enter is November 16 at midnight, with the drawing on November 17! For complete rules and to purchase tickets, go to LPB's website.


LPB LPB will take part in the City of Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission Veterans Day activities at the Lake Charles Civic Center, Saturday, November 11, 2017. As part of their community outreach for the PBS series The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, LPB will bring their 20 x 30 Traveling Map of Vietnam and record oral histories from Vietnam veterans in the Lake Charles area. LPB invites all Vietnam veterans to sign the map of the Vietnam War Theater. Veterans, family members of veterans, and anyone affected by the Vietnam War will also be able to record their stories.

Veterans who would like to record an oral history need to schedule a time with LPB by calling Marian at (225) 767-4204 or 1-800-272-8161, ext. 4204. Veterans who come to record their oral history are encouraged to bring photographs, and other small memorabilia from their time in Vietnam. LPB will schedule recording appointments on the half hour from 9:30AM to 11AM and 1 to 4PM. All interviews will be cataloged in the Louisiana Digital Media Archive.

Veterans can also record their own testimonies and submit them on LPB's website. LPB’s inclusion in this event is being sponsored by the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Lake Charles.


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 breakfast. Create a memorable holiday experience! Tickets are $20 for LPB Kids Club members ($30 for non-members - children 12 months and under are free).


LPB Join us on Monday, November 20 at 9AM at LPB’s studios for a premiere screening of Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas! With help from his friends, Elmo will bring kindness, holiday cheer, and the spirit of Christmas to Sesame Street. Price of admission is a non-perishable food item for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. After the one-hour preview, Chenoa Farrell of Feel Good Mama will demonstrate a healthy, yummy snack that everyone will get to sample! Feel Good Mama helps you create healthy habits for the whole family. Thank you to Whole Foods, Baton Rouge, for donating all of the ingredients! RSVP’s are required - please call (225) 767-4276 or email


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 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 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: The Impression and NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight. 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. 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 Any sort of spiced bread screams autumn. This Spicy & Cozy Persimmon Banana Bread is delicious and moist and spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon and ginger. Fuyus—in case you’ve never had one—taste a lot like cinnamon. It’s not an intense flavor but it’s subtle and delicious. They taste like a refreshing autumnal fruit that complements the flavors in this banana bread.

Pumpkin Apple Baked Beans combine chopped pumpkin, pumpkin puree, apple cider, and chopped apples to create a sweet and tasty comfort food, perfect for a chilly fall day. This recipe is also a great way to use up any pumpkin left-overs from when you carved your Halloween pumpkins.

It's the time of year for Bourbon Mulled Cider. Go forth into this cozy holiday time armed with a very good recipe for mulled cider. It also has cardamom and fragrant bay leaf and slice of oranges and lemon. All of this creates a super fragrant aroma in your house.


LPB In addition to DVDs and digital downloads, ShopLPB has an array of cookbooks to help you with everything from weeknight meals to holiday feasts.

Discover the origin of many of America's premier dishes in Chef John Folse's Plantation Celebrations. It was at the great plantations gracing the banks of the Mississippi River that most Cajun and Creole cuisine developed. With influences from the Native Americans, French, Spanish, English, Africans, Germans and Italians, the cuisine of South Louisiana is recognized worldwide. In this book filled with more than 300 recipes and 150 full-color photographs, Chef Folse documents the masterpieces of plantation kitchens. The 300-year-old story of Louisiana's cuisine and culture is also told in this book. Savor the history and recipes of those historic mansions of Louisiana.

If you would like to lighten up your menu, then Skinny Cajun could be what you are looking for. This is the 3rd cookbook by Lucy Henry Zaunbrecher, known to most of you as Ms. Lucy! In this book, she offers "lighter" versions of Cajun food, some from her earlier books, and some brand new ones. Lucy also offers tips on how to lighten up the fats and carbs on marvelous Cajun dishes.

Be sure to browse all of the DVD's, 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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