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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: 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.

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? 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? 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? 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?

Natchitoches: A Tri-Centennial - $25.00

LPB's Charlie Whinham travels to North Louisiana to celebrate the 300th birthday of the oldest town in Louisiana and the first French settlement in what later became the Louisiana Purchase. It was also the site for the hit movie Steel Magnolias. 2014 marks the Tri-Centennial for Louisiana's picturesque and timeless community of Natchitoches. Settled in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement within the territory of Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches and surrounding areas include French, Spanish, Creole and native American influences that still exists today.

Louisiana Rock and Reel - $25.00

What do you get when you combine the world's most famous Cajun band with Canada's premier traditional French music band? It's a scorching night of music called Louisiana Rock and Reel. This great evening of French music features Louisiana's Grammy-winning BeauSoleil and Quebec's La Bottine Souriante tearing through an hour-long set of traditional Cajun waltzes, blues, ballads and rock 'n roll at La festival Internationale in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Louisiana Serenade - $25.00

Take a musical journey through a day in the life of Louisiana. This musical tribute to Louisiana features photography from around the state, set to original music. We begin at sunrise and travel through the regions of our state accompanied by the music of such artists as BeauSoleil and Sonny Landreth. A half-hour of music and imagery that celebrates the diversity and natural surroundings of the state.

Louisiana Story: The Reverse Angle - $25.00

This high-definition public television documentary explores the legacy of Robert Flaherty's Louisiana Story. This program brings together the surviving key participants of the original 1940's movie and allows them to comment on this controversial film, including Richard Leacock, legendary cinematographer and associate producer of Louisiana Story, and J.C. Boudreaux, once the emblematic Cajun boy who personified Flaherty's optimistic vision. Reverse Angle features diverse commentary from native folklorists, artists, filmmakers, and historians who have both studied and shared in the legacy of Louisiana Story.

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