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International Jam #502 - $25.00

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. These exotic sounds explore the many reasons for musical expression. From Haiti, the group Boukan Ginen hopes to raise social awareness through their lyrics to bring about change in their country, while Djo Dezormo and his group from Martinique struggle to preserve and celebrate their heritage through their Carnival music. Also featured are the Afro-Cuban rhythms explored by the Iroko Project (USA/Cuba), which are an ancient African religious expression; and the popular, modern dance sound of Congolese souokus from living legend Tabu Ley Rocheraus and his Orchestre Afrisa (Zaire).

International Jam #503 - $25.00

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. This episode showcases modern music, driven by underlying African and Carribean rhythms: the dynamic Afro-Latin drumming of compas dance music performed by Dadou Pasquet and Magnum Band (Haiti); the hypnotic and romantic Malagasy sound of Rossy (Madagascar), Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens (photo at right) (South Africa) with their tightly harmonized township jive, and the rhythm of the Biguine vide in the music and dance of Martiniquan Carnival group Sasayesa.

International Jam #601 - $25.00

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. This show takes off with a zydeco groove, with two popular south Louisiana groups: Keith Frank & the Soileau Family Band and Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie. Cyril Neville and the Uptown All-Stars are masters at New Orleans Funk, while the music takes on a more international flair when pop singer Ismael Lo, from Senegal takes the stage.

International Jam #602 - $25.00

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. The backbone of music - percussion, is explored in this episode. Based on the traditions of Japanese Kubuki Theater, the drums and flutes of Ondekoza are an expression of a disciplined way of life. The Canadian group Tuyo brings experimental instrumentation to their exciting and theatrical performance.

International Jam #603 - $25.00

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. This episode features African and Caribbean music. Kanda Bongo Man (Zaire) plays the danceable rhythms of soukous; dance and percussion ensembles Bougarabou (West Africa) and Le Ballet Pomme Canelle (Martinique) provide exotic choreography. Afro-Haitian spiritual music is performed by Vodou-Le.

International Jam #604 - $25.00

This series of one-hour performance programs features artists from around the world. The shows were taped live, on location at the annual Festivale International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana. International Jam showcases many talented Louisiana artists and our indigenous music styles, while also exploring and comparing other cultures and music presented at the Festival International each year. The series offers viewers across the country a first-hand look at the Festival International and the variety of music that makes it so popular. This episode features traditional folk music from The Maine French Fiddlers, the smooth latin sounds of Conjunto Céspedes (Cuba/U.S.A.), Mario Canonge and his talented jazz combo from Martinique, and a rhythm and blues master from New Orleans, John Mooney & Bluesiana.

Jazz For Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz? - $25.00

Famed New Orleans trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Director Wynton Marsalis returns to his hometown of New Orleans for this entertaining lesson about New Orleans Jazz. Wynton and his band talk about the roots of Jazz and demonstrate the various forms of Jazz.

Journey for Justice: The A.P. Tureaud Story - $25.00

As the local attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., Tureaud handled practically all the desegregation and other civil rights cases filed in Louisiana from the early 1940s through the 1960s, including suits filed to allow black students to attend Louisiana State University. The documentary includes sequences about his cases to equalize teacher salaries, to loosen restrictions on voter registration, and to desegregate state public universities and New Orleans public schools. Explore Tureaud's educational background, his experience with harassment and threats on his life, and his struggle to maintain a legal practice and support a family. The documentary features interviews with Tureaud family members and key national and local leaders who knew Tureaud, such as U.S. District Judges Constance Baker Motley and Robert Carter; former S.U. Law School Dean Louis Berry; Sybil Morial, wife of the late New Orleans Mayor Ernest Morial; Archbishop Phillip Hannan, and retired Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Revius Ortique. Rare audio of Tureaud discussing his activities in the civil rights movement is also presented.

Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening - $25.00

Kate Chopin scandalized the 19th century and triggered a revolution in the 20th. She set her stories in New Orleans and in the bayous and backwaters of Louisiana a lush Creole world that awakened desire and longings for freedom. Lost for over half a century, her fiction has been unearthed and rediscovered for our time. This DVD includes the original award-winning production as well as a multi-linear enhanced version with extra material not included in the original broadcast.

Katrina’s Smallest Victims - $25.00

When Hurricane Katrina's high winds and floodwaters knocked out the major hospitals in New Orleans, medical personnel stayed with the hospitalized children and expectant mothers until they could be transported to Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge. This LPB documentary tells the story of the heroic efforts by Woman's Hospital personnel to not only get these fragile babies and expectant mothers out of New Orleans but to handle their medical and personal needs at their own facility in Baton Rouge.

Katrina's Smallest Victims was produced by Dorothy Kendrick, who was nominated for both national and regional Emmy awards for her documentary Living With Cancer. She has been recognized twice in the last two years by the Louisiana State Medical Society for Excellence in Medical Reporting for programs on the risks of childhood obesity. She is the current holder of the Medical Society's top award for Excellence in Broadcast Reporting.

Kids: Trying to Trim Down - $25.00

Among the experts interviewed for Kids: Trying to Trim Down are Dr. Gerald Berenson, the lead researcher in the Bogalusa Heart Study; Pediatrician Dr. Stewart Gordon; and Heidi Schumacher and Melinda Southern, the authors of the book Trim Kids. The documentary examines the importance of watching how much kids eat, monitoring a child's activity level, and understanding the cause of their overeating. Children discuss the difficulties they encounter because of their weight, everything from being teased to developing Type II Diabetes while parents talk about their difficulty in coming to grips with the problem and the sense of relief they felt when they decided to take action.

LegalEASE (The Series) - $25.00

An award winning series designed to show teenagers the long-term legal and emotional consequences of alcohol and drug abuse and violence. Discusses conflict resolution. Teens recount their experiences and the tragic consequences of their bad choices.

Detailed teacher guides explore the legal ramifications of alcohol and substance abuse and violent acts, and provide techniques for anger management, conflict resolution and other vital information adults can use to help teens make positive choices in their lives.

Four Lessons on 1 DVD. Teacher Guide included with the purchase of the series.

1. The Legal Ramifications of Alcohol Abuse
2. The Legal Ramifications of Drug Abuse
3. The Cycle of Violence
4. Conflict Resolution

Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet - $25.00

Independent producer Bess Carrick has joined forces with Louisiana Public Broadcasting in the production of a documentary about former Congresswoman and Ambassador to the Vatican, Corinne "Lindy" Boggs.

Lindy Boggs was elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy left by the presumed death of her husband, Rep. Thomas Hale Boggs, Sr., whose small plane disappeared over the mountains of Alaska in 1972.

Mrs. Boggs was reelected to the eight succeeding terms in Congress. She served from March 20, 1973-January 3, 1991, when she retired to be with her ailing daughter, Barbara Boggs Sigmund, Mayor of Princeton, NJ. Mrs. Boggs was appointed Ambassador to the Vatican by President Bill Clinton in 1997, and she served that diplomatic post until 2001.

Her life and career are the subject of this documentary called Lindy Boggs: Steel and Velvet.

Literacy and Learning (The Series) - $100.00

This professional development series introduces teachers in grades 5-8 to techniques to help students improve their reading skills. The series supports "reading across the curriculum" and provides staff development and classroom strategies in reading for the four major content fields - math, science, social studies, and language arts. While each strategy is demonstrated in one content area, each can be used in any content area at virtually any grade level.

Four modules each consisting of four 20 minute video lessons and a teacher guide. All four modules are $100. Individual modules are available.
More information: Literacy and Learning (The Series)

Literacy and Learning: Module 1 - $25.00

Introduces a variety of teaching strategies for middle school educators to use to advance their students' skill-level in reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking.

1. Literacy & Science Grade 5
Features two strategies: 1) "SQ3R" gives students five steps to develop effective study habits; and 2) "Concept Mapping" allows teachers and students to organize concepts and determine the relationships between concepts. Both "SQ3R" and "Concept Mapping" take the students to higher levels of thinking.

2. Reading across the Curriculum
Features "K-W-L" a strategy used before, during, and after reading to enhance students' comprehension. The letters K-W-L represent the steps in the strategy: What I Know, What I Want to Learn, and What I Learned.

3. Literacy & Mathematics Grade 5
Features three strategies: 1) "Think Aloud"helps students read or think through difficult content material; 2) "SQRQCQ" is a "secret" for solving word problems; 3) "The Quick Write" gives students the opportunity to reflect upon their learning through a writing assignment. These strategies help students monitor their own progress and show teachers particular areas of need.

4. Literacy & Social Studies Grade 5
Features two reading and writing strategies: 1) "Jigsaw" has children teaching each other and works quite well when using technology in the classroom; and 2) "Cubing" a writing strategy used to help students examine a topic from different points of view.

This module consists of four 20 minute video lessons on 1 DVD.
More information: Literacy and Learning

Literacy and Learning: Module 2 - $25.00

Module 2 consists of four staff development programs illustrating instructional strategies to help teachers increase students' abilities to read and learn. Strategies in this module include: "Journaling," "Word Problem Comprehension," and "Generating Interactions between Schemata and Text" (GIST), "Vocabulary Knowledge", "Knowledge Rating" and "Writer's Workshop". While each strategy is demonstrated in one content area, each can be used in any content area at any grade level.

1. Literacy & Mathematics Grade 8
Features student problem-solving with the help of three strategies: "Word Problem Comprehension," "G.I.S.T." (Generating Interactions between Schemata and Text) and "Vocabulary Development". These strategies help students to better interpret vocabulary and situations described in word problems and to distinguish between essential and nonessential information.

2. Language Arts: Writing Grade 8
Features "Writer's Workshop", highlighting seven effective instructional practices: Mini-lessons; Status of the Class; Student-Teacher Conferences; Peer Conferences; Independent Writing; Share Circle, and Publication. Also includes an exploration of Status of the Class as a management technique and a Goal Setting Conference.

3. Literacy & Science Grade 8
Literacy and Science highlights "Journaling". This versatile strategy involves all four components of literacy: 1) reading expository text; 2) listening to teacher and peer explanations; 3) communicating about the experience; and 4) writing in various journal formats.

4. Integrating Reading Grade 7
Highlights "Knowledge Rating", a pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading activity. Through participation in brainstorming and the use of the Knowledge Rating form, students are encouraged to master word meanings within different contexts to enhance concept and vocabulary development.

This module consists of four 20 minute video lessons on 1 DVD.
More information: Literacy and Learning

Literacy and Learning: Module 4 - $25.00

1. PReP & Listen-Read-Discuss
Features classroom instruction using the "PreReading Plan" to assess students' prior knowledge before reading and the "Listen-Read-Discuss" strategy, a pre- and post-reading strategy that also includes group discussions.

2. Anticipation/Reaction Guides & Discussion Groups
Focuses on the use of pre-reading "Anticipation Guides" and post-reading "Reaction Guides" to assess and reassess students' vocabulary and reading comprehension. Small group discussions are also featured including role assignments.

3. Three Level Study Guides & Verbatim Split Page Procedure (VSPP)
Features the "Verbatim Split Page Procedure", a note-taking strategy for helping students listen and organize their class notes for later use; and the "Three Level Study Guide", a useful strategy for assisting students in reading text which focuses on three levels of comprehension questions: literal, inferential, and evaluative.

4. Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy (VSS) & Morphemic Analysis
Highlights two strategies to enhance vocabulary development: "Vocabulary Self-Collection" and "Morphemic Analysis". These strategies help students select important vocabulary related to the topic at hand and develop understanding of critical vocabulary through studying the morphemes of words.

This module consists of four 20 minute video lessons on 1 DVD.
More information: Literacy and Learning

Living With Cancer - $25.00

This documentary tells the courageous story of how three patients lived and, in one case, died with cancer.

Lost Louisiana: All The Small Places - $25.00

This home video contains the entire seventh installment in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. Take to the road across Louisiana to explore vanishing landmarks and institutions including Haughton's forgotten mercantile, and the friendly, perennial town of St. Francisville. Take a hike up Mount Driskill, lament the disappearing Manchac Lighthouse and enjoy the show one last time at Crowley's Vaudeville Theater. "Lost Louisiana: All The Small Places" is a poignant trip down memory lane for anyone who treasures Louisiana's unique history and folkways.

Lost Louisiana: Castaways - $25.00

Castaways, the twelfth installment of Louisiana Public broadcasting's Emmy-winning nostalgia series, has Jeff Duhe using a Louisiana Preservation Alliance list to tour Monroe's Grand Street, St. Francisville's Rosedown Plantation, Bunkie's Bennett Store, a sawmill at Long Leaf and Shreveport's Pump Station. The list includes Tioga's Commissary, Baton Rouge's Train, 1930s Murals, Trinity Church in Cheneyville and Mansfield's Battleground. This latest tour is a countdown of Louisiana history.

Lost Louisiana: Early Set - $275.00

Set includes:
Lost Louisiana: One
Lost Louisiana: Two
Lost Louisiana: All the Small Places
Lost Louisiana: Castaways
Lost Louisiana: Homefront
Lost Louisiana: Postcards
Lost Louisiana: Rivers Run Deep - The Atchafalaya
Lost Louisiana: Rivers Run Deep - The Mississippi
Lost Louisiana: Rivers Run Deep - The Red
Lost Louisiana: The Road Less Traveled Part One
Lost Louisiana: The Road Less Traveled Part Two
Lost Louisiana: The Spirit Remains
Lost Louisiana: The Way We Were


Lost Louisiana: Endangered Sites - $25

Charlie Whinham travels throughout the state to visit six of the state’s endangered historical sites on the 14th edition of the series. Stops include a visit to the Geodesic Dome created by Buckminster Fuller for the Union Tank Car Company north of Baton Rouge and the historic Capitol House and Heidelberg Hotels in downtown Baton Rouge. In Vacherie, we visit Laura Plantation, which was damaged by fire in 2004. Then on to Lafayette to visit Holy Rosary Institute, a Catholic school founded in 1913 to educate African-American children. It closed in 1993. In Reserve, we stop by the Reserve-Godchaux Plantation House that was built in the early 19th Century and was owned in the 1820s by freemen of color. The final stop is the Old Baskin High School in Franklin Parish, which was built in 1925.

Lost Louisiana: Homefront - $25.00

Homefront is the eleventh installment in Louisiana Public Broadcasting's Emmy-winning nostalgia series. Jeff Duhe presents a scrapbook of stories from World War II, including Pineville's Louisiana Maneuvers, our memories of Pearl Harbor, Louisiana's Fighting Tigers and Higgins' Boats. Revisit Baton Rouge's Harding Field, uncover a German U-Boat in the Gulf of Mexico and talk with the men of the 760th Tank Battalion. This poignant essay on Louisiana's role in the war salutes our state's unique patriotism and essential role in our nation's greatest fight for freedom.

Lost Louisiana: One - $25.00

This DVD contains the entire first installment in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. Take to the road across Louisiana to explore landmarks and institutions that are gone but not forgotten including Mervine Kahn's department store in Rayne, the great Hurricane of 1893 that wiped out Cheniere Caminada, Irish Heritage of Louisiana restored along with a beautiful church, Shreveport's Louisiana Hayride where country legends first played and the History of Jazz Music as its landmarks are slowly vanishing. "Lost Louisiana" is a poignant trip down memory lane for anyone who treasures Louisiana's unique history and folkways.

Lost Louisiana: Places of Worship - $25

Five historic churches in Louisiana are spotlighted. Included: Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville; Madonna Chapel in Bayou Goula; St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Thibodaux; Summer Grove Baptist Church in Shreveport; and Touro Synagogue in New Orleans.

Lost Louisiana: Postcards - $25.00

This DVD includes the entire thirteenth installment of LPB's search for disappearing landmarks and forgotten corners of Louisiana. In a collection of essays by Jeff Duhe we visit the Jigger Post Office, a Carencro Gulf Station and Tallulah's Hunting Camp, hidden for ninety years. In Monroe, a craftsman steers a Homemade Paddlewheeler. In The Big Easy, we ride a working Steam Train and take a final spin at a Revolving Lounge. The final postcard comes from a tiny island in the Gulf where pelicans return from the brink.

Lost Louisiana: Rivers Run Deep - The Red - $25.00

The Red River cuts a powerful channel through the history of each community along its path. From quaint Plain Dealing and Minden's German Village through the Civil War's Red River Campaign, this is a journey you won't soon forget. Stop in Natchitoches, the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase and Kent House, Alexandria's colonial treasure. Peek into a 1902 Colfax Hotel and visit the dedicated Italian Nuns of Moreauville. Enjoy the interesting landmarks and poignant history of the unspoiled Red River.

Lost Louisiana: Rivers Run Deep-The Atchafalaya - $25.00

The very name Atchafalaya is associated the world over with the Cajuns of its great basin. Its origins at Three Rivers is hard to define, but as it rolls past Fort DeRussy and the Simmesport Fish Market, the flavor of south Louisiana comes alive. Ride the Melville Ferry and rediscover Palmetto's General Store, search for Cow Island, tour Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville, taste the sweets at LeJeune's Bakery and hear Tugboat Jerry sing and carve toothpicks. Finally, watch a pirogue maker shape old wood. Savor a slice of life along one of America's most famous and beautiful rivers.

Lost Louisiana: Rivers Run Deep-The Mississippi - $25.00

Take a walk down Louisiana's eastern border in this final of a trilogy of river essays from Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Uncover the secrets of Poverty Point and Grant's Canal, see Winter Quarters in Newellton, hear the story of d'Iberville's journey, tour Laura Plantation and stroll where the famous court case of Homer Plessy began. Join Jeff Duhe as he goes "Walking to New Orleans" in this poignant search for the vanishing landmarks and faded cultural icons of the Mississippi River Delta.

Lost Louisiana: The Road Less Traveled - Part One - $25.00

This home video contains the entire fifth installment in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. We begin a tour of Highway One, Louisiana's vanishing main street, at Three Corners, the Arkansas/Texas/Louisiana line, meet a farmer content to grow Dixie Sunflowers, visit the site of the Battle of Mansfield, witness a Cane River baptism, tour Melrose Plantation, uncover a forgotten bank in Mansura, cross the Sarto Iron Bridge and shop at Lettsworth Country Store. Join Louisiana Public Broadcasting's "Lost Louisiana" cultural guide Jeff Duhe for a personal tour of "The Road Less Traveled".

Lost Louisiana: The Road Less Traveled - Part Two - $25.00

This home video contains the entire sixth installment in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. We continue a tour of Highway One, Louisiana's vanishing main street and a unique way of life starting with restorations to Huey Long's Capitol, we'll hear the histories of the important Plaquemine Locks and the colorful town of Donaldsonville, watch as Thibodaux's Cajun boat builders keep tradition alive, visit a Virgin Mary Shrine, "pass a good time" at a Golden Meadow dance hall and, finally, dig for bottles on Grand Isle. Join Louisiana Public Broadcasting's "Lost Louisiana" cultural guide Jeff Duhe on the final leg of a personal tour of "The Road Less Traveled".

Lost Louisiana: The Spirit Remains - $25.00

This home video contains the entire fourth episode in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. Take to the road across Louisiana to explore landmarks and institutions that are gone but not forgotten including a tribute to an overlooked Franklin storekeeper, the tremendous talents of Shreveport's "Leadbelly", the emotional demolition of Thibodaux's Grand Theater, a lesson in humanity as told by Ruston's P.O.W Camp, the demise of LSU's Free Speech Alley and the vanishing landmarks captured by a wise sketch artist. "Lost Louisiana: The Spirit Remains" is an impassioned eulogy for our vanishing way of life.

Lost Louisiana: The Way We Were - $25.00

This home video contains the entire third installment in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. Take to the road across Louisiana to explore landmarks and institutions that are gone but not forgotten including a tribute to the Louisiana State University cadets of the Old War Skule, the beautiful and lasting dignity of the Hotel Bentley in Alexandria, relive the warm feeling of dancing to the Russ Morgan Orchestra and rekindle a friendship with your favorite Kid's TV Heroes as they return to the little screen. "Lost Louisiana: The Way We Were" is a retrospective of stories to help us all recall Louisiana's unique history and folkways.

Lost Louisiana: Two - $25.00

This DVD contains the entire second episode in the acclaimed Louisiana Public Broadcasting series of cultural specials hosted by Jeff Duhe. Take to the road across Louisiana to explore landmarks and institutions that are gone but not forgotten including the haunting work of photographer Fonville Wynans, the restoration of Louisiana's Old State Capitol, the closing of Airline Motors Restaurant in LaPlace and a trip down a lonely road called Highway One. Lost Louisiana II is a cornucopia of stories that will long be treasured by everyone who loves Louisiana's unique history and folkways.

Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name? I - $25

One look at a map of Louisiana, and you will see a number of towns with some unusual names. If names like Bunkie, Dry Prong, Tickfaw or Zwolle pique your curiosity, you’re not alone. Lost Louisiana host Charlie Whinham wonders how some of these towns and communities got their names. Lecompte, Louisiana, for example, was named after a world-class racehorse. Back in the late eighties, it also received national attention on “The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson.” Is Bunkie, Louisiana, actually named after a monkey? Did Zwolle derive its name from its famous tamales? You’ll find all those answers and more in this edition of Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name?

Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name? II - $25

One look at a map of Louisiana, and you will see a number of towns with some unusual names. If names like Bunkie, Dry Prong, Tickfaw or Zwolle pique your curiosity, you’re not alone. Lost Louisiana host Charlie Whinham wonders how some of these towns and communities got their names. In this program, visit Natchitoches, New Roads, Iowa, Abita Springs and Mount Lebanon to find out firsthand how these towns got their names.

Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name? III - $25

How does a town end up being named Mowatta? Why would you call your town Start? Charlie Whinham and the award-winning Lost Louisiana team hit the road again to find out. Visit Avery Island, Breaux Bridge and Turkey Creek to find out the origin of those town's names. Whinham will interview local historians and longtime residents to find out how the towns were named and the significance of those names.

Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name? IV - $25

Have you wondered how a town gets named Plain Dealing? When did the city of Thibodaux lose the “e” from its name? Was the town of Eunice named after a person? Charlie and the Lost Louisiana crew also head to Bogalusa and Opelousas to find out the origin of the town’s names. Charlie talks to local historians and long time residents to get the full story about the towns and cities. HD.

Lost Louisiana: What’s In A Name? V - $25

This time Charlie visits the self-proclaimed "Frog Capital of the World" in Rayne and the tiny Sabine Parish village of Fisher (population 268 in the 2000 Census). He also answers the questions: Why would a town be named Cutoff and who is this man named Many and why did they name the town after him? Did you also know that Donaldsonville is not the original name of the parish seat in Ascension Parish? HD.

Louisiana Archives Roadshow - $25.00

North Louisiana residents show off their antique treasures when the Louisiana Archives Roadshow heads to Shreveport, LA. Some of the items appraised at the event include a Bonnie & Clyde chamois from the floor of their car as well as a gun and newspaper article, a 1966 LSU Cotton Bowl autographed football, a collection of rare books and a Depression Era Christmas card made of wallpaper. The Secretary of State's Office partners with LPB on these antiques events across the state.

Louisiana Book Festival - 2006 - $25.00

Taped live at the 2006 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, this program features readings from such Louisiana authors as Jason Berry and Margaret Sartor, along with panel discussions on writing and a post-Katrina New Orleans.

Louisiana Book Talks - $25.00

This program includes interviews with a number of noted Louisiana authors recorded at the 2004 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge. The authors include Robert Crais (Hostage), Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler (A Good Scent From A Strange Mountain) and LSU professor, poet and essayist Andre Codrescu. Codrescu is also a contributor to National Public Radio and was the host of the Peabody Award-winning series Road Scholar. Pulitzer Prize winner Shirley Ann Grau, (The Keepers of the House) was also honored for her work.

A Louisiana Christmas Journey DVD - $25

Emmy-winning producer Charlie Whinham hit the road in December to spotlight some of the Bayou State’s time-honored holiday events and traditions, some dating back two centuries ago.

The program includes visits to the Festival of Lights celebration in Natchitoches, the Christmas Eve bonfires in St. James Parish, Christmas at the Acadian Village in Lafayette and the LSU Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge and a stop at the American Rose Society’s Roseland in Shreveport.

Louisiana Gardening - $25.00

This special is hosted by popular New Orleans gardener Dan Gill, the co-author of the Louisiana Gardener's Guide and the author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana. Gill, who hosts a radio show and does a weekly gardening segment on WWL-TV, gives tips on how to solve the problems that may keep you from having a great flower bed or vegetable garden. Dan will be joined by camellia expert Art Landry, butterfly gardener Linda Auld, and Bill Fontenot, an expert on landscaping using native plants.

Louisiana Honors Its Veterans - $25.00

On the 56th anniversary of D-Day, Louisiana Public Broadcasting honored an entire generation of World War II veterans. Men and women whose sacrifices made this world safe for democracy and our American way of life. LPB has captured on tape this historic evening for you to re-live with your loved ones for generations to come. Watch as celebrated historian Stephen Ambrose leads a distinguished panel of scholars in discussions of important battles from North Africa to the D-Day invasion of Normandy and on to the Pacific. Share with real-life Louisiana war heroes the gripping stories of bravery and sacrifice many Louisianans made in these historic battles.

Louisiana Honors Its Veterans: The Pacific Theatre - $25.00

A tribute to the men and women of Louisiana who served in the Pacific Theatre during World II, this special also highlights a preview of the Pacific wing of the D-Day Museum dedicated on December 7, 2001. The D-Day Museum opened on June 6, 2000 honoring all World War II veterans. In this program, hosted by Bob Courtney, Louisiana veterans share their stories about the war. The program spotlights the contributions of such heroic Louisianians as General Claire Chennault and the Fighting Tigers and Congressional Medal of Honor winner Jeff DeBlanc of St. Martinville who shot down nine Japanese planes before being shot down behind enemy lines.

Louisiana Legends - $25.00

Specify Legend Name
Episode Description
Louisiana Legends Interview DVD

LPB's Louisiana Legends series highlights outstanding Louisianans who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines including writing, art, entertainment, politics, public service and athletics. Featuring insightful biographical videos and in-depth interviews with host Beth Courtney, these shows provide intimate glimpses into the lives of the state's most influential, visionary and successful citizens. Please specify the name of the Louisiana Legend interview you want, along with a brief description. For a full list of Lousiana Legends past and present, visit www.lpb.org/legends.

Interviews available include:

Virginia Shehee
State Senator, Businesswoman, Civic Leader, Philanthropist

Percy Sledge
Rhythm and Blues and Soul Singer

Gayle Hatch
Former U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Team Coach

Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Director General of the Foreign Service and Former Ambassador to Liberia

Richard Zuschlag
Acadian Ambulance co-founder and philanthropist

Retired Army Lt. General Russel Honoré

Terry Bradshaw
Hall of Fame Quarterback

James Davison
Businessman and Philanthropist

24th Louisiana Legends Gala (2014) - $25.00

Highlights from the 24th Louisiana Legends Gala. The 2014 year's event was held Thursday, May 8 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge and honored former LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown, the winningest coach in LSU Basketball history; two-term Governor Murphy J. “Mike” Foster, Jr., Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer and guitarist Buddy Guy, community activist Mary Frey Eaton and businessman and philanthropist W. Elton Kennedy, Jr. Guy was on tour in Brazil and unable to attend but he did send a taped message for the event. The program includes profiles of the honorees and their acceptance speeches along with other highlights from the gala.

Louisiana Parks: Our Natural Treasures - $25.00

Join award-winning journalist Charlie Whinham (Louisiana: The State We're In, Lost Louisiana, Louisiana Railways) as he travels our state to visit some of Louisiana's most beautiful and historic parks in Louisiana Parks: Our Natural Treasures.

Charlie's journey includes visits to Kisatchie National Forest, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and Chemin-A-Haut State Park north of Bastrop. Charlie showcases the natural beauty, recreational activities, and facilities at each site, along with their history.

Also included are tours of Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville, North Toledo Bend State Park near Zwolle, Lake Bistineau State Park east of Shreveport, Poverty Point State Historic Site near Delhi, and the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte.

Louisiana Postcards - $25.00

Join award-winning LPB Chief Photographer Rex Q. Fortenberry as he trains his camera of the may sights and sounds of Louisiana; including her people, wildlife and landscapes. Engulf yourself in a special "Sense of Place" experience as you journey from one end of this fabulous state to the other!

Included on this DVD:

FRESHWATER CITY
MAMOU MARDI GRAS
ALLIGATOR BAYOU
FLORIDA PARISHES
SPANISH LAKE
CADDO LAKE
BLESSING OF THE FLEET
BATON ROUGE BALLOON FESTIVAL
BARRIER ISLANDS
FROGMORE COTTON
FESTIVAL OF THE LIGHTS
ACADIAN CHRISTMAS
BONFIRES ON THE LEVEE

Plus Bonus Video:
THE WEST OF IRELAND
Photographer Rex Q. Fortenberry journeys to the emerald isle for this special presentation."

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