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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 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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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: 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: 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.

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