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See the season finales of Doc Martin, Victoria and more

(Sigourney Weaver guest stars on the season finale of Doc Martin, Thursday at 8PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Hotel del Coronado (Hour 2), discover covetable items like a 1915 San Diego Exposition poster, a Joan Crawford archive from around 1940, and a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of Gandhi. Guess which is valued at $40,000-$50,000. At 8PM on Midsomer Murders, Barnaby and Jones investigate the murder of a social services worker, and Barnaby's wife Sarah joins him in Midsomer. At 9PM on New Tricks, the arrest of a Turkish barmaid working in London illegally reopens the cold case of a landlord who died in a suspected arson attack on his pub.

Tuesday at 7PM on Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny -- three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today. At 8PM Roads to Memphis: American Masters, examine the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the turbulent forces in 1968. At 9PM on FRONTLINE: Right to Fail, after decades in institutions, a man with schizophrenia faces violence and death to live on his own. In collaboration with ProPublica, the film investigates a court-ordered effort to move those with serious mental illness into independent living. Then at 10PM on Independent Lens: People’s Republic of Desire, meet a generation of young people in China who have come of age online, where virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections.

Wednesday at 7PM on Louisiana Public Square: Beyond the Minimum Wage: The last time the federal minimum wage was raised was in 2009. Since then, 29 states and dozens of other cities and counties have set minimum wages above the federal floor. Louisiana is among five states that never adopted a state-level minimum wage rate. This year, Governor John Bel Edwards will attempt once again to raise the minimum wage for Louisiana workers. His goal is $8.50 an hour phased in over two years. Should the minimum wage be increased? If so, by how much? Watch to hear the discussion. At 8PM on Nature: Yosemite, join scientists and adventurers to investigate how global changes are affecting one of America's greatest wildernesses. At 9PM on NOVA: Great Human Odyssey, walk in the footsteps of our ancient ancestors as scientists trace the paths that led us out of Africa and around the world. 

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown investigates when a girl is found left for dead at a boys' school fete. At 8PM on the season finale of Doc Martin, Martin stops practicing the week before his hearing, but patients continue to solicit his advice. An American tourist asks Mrs. Tishell for help, and Penhale commissions a bust of himself. (with guest star Sigourney Weaver) At 9PM on Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators, Frank and Lu struggle to protect a troubled teen who suffers from nightmarish premonitions of murder. Then at 10PM on VERA, a well-loved member of a coastal community is deliberately run off the road, and Vera must investigate the victim's past if she is to stand any chance of finding their killer.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. That's followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. At 8PM, see an encore of Louisiana Public Square: Beyond the Minimum Wage. Then at 9PM Holly Near: American Masters, experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of this feminist singer and activist. At 10PM on Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport 1963-65, see never-before-seen performances that convey the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change. Many of these songs hold an honored place in the soundtrack of 60s activism in America.

Saturday at 7PM on Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs, celebrate the centennial of the timeless artist in this special featuring his greatest hits and cherished standards, including “Mona Lisa,” “Unforgettable,” and “When I Fall in Love,” along with rarely seen footage from his variety show. (encores at 10PM) At 8PM on Quincy Jones Presents Sheléa, join Quincy Jones, David Foster and the multi-talented Sheléa for this intimate concert as Sheléa performs a wide range of songs, including a Whitney Houston medley and a tribute to Aretha Franklin. The music continues at 11:30 PM with Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum. Enjoy Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson - "the Mt. Rushmore of country music"- for this live concert recorded in 1990.

Sunday at 8PM on the season finale of Victoria, the world's eyes are on the Great Exhibitions, and the Royal couple. Does triumph or failure beckon? Then at 9:30PM, don't miss A Conversation with Ken Burns. Go behind the scenes with the acclaimed documentary filmmaker whose work has included The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, The National Parks and The Vietnam War.

Tips for Health & Wealth

This Saturday and Sunday, LPB presents ways to better your health and wealth.

Saturday at 9AM, discover how improving gut health can lead to better health for the entire body on Gutbliss with Dr. Robynne Chutkan. At 10:30AM on the Keto Diet with Dr Josh Axe, Dr. Axe puts his own fresh spin on the widely successful and well-researched keto diet. At noon, supercharge your memory with Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. At 1:30PM, discover timeless wisdom and a life-altering perspective on Deepak Chopra: The Spiritual Laws of Success. Then at 3PM on Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott 2019, learn how can you protect your hard-earned savings.

Sunday at noon, explore how being kind can lead to a more fulfilled, happy, healthy and successful life on The Power of Radical Kindness with Angela Santomero. Then at 1:30PM, learn 7 simple brain-based strategies to Feel Better Fast and Make It Last with Daniel Amen, MD

Be A Friend - Help Us Reach 20,000 Members!

The Friends of LPB Be A Friend campaign has an ambitious goal to increase our circle of friends to 20,000 members by 2020. We currently have about 14,000 members so we have a ways to go--- but we know with your help, anything is possible! 

LPB is your trusted source for information and is the state’s largest classroom. Your participation and generosity will ensure LPB continues to educate, inspire, and create exceptional programs for generations to come. 

Take the challenge and become a part of LPB’s Be A Friend campaign today! We are counting on our current members to help us reach our goal...HERE'S HOW you can help.

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Enter to Win Tickets to Country Music: Live at the Ryman!

You could be in the audience for the one-night only, star-studded event Country Music: Live at the Ryman in Nashville on March 27! Become a Friend of LPB by midnight on Sunday, March 17 for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this exclusive SOLD-OUT concert hosted by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns with performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brenda Lee, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Williams and Dwight Yoakam.

All members of Friends of LPB are eligible!

If you’re not already a member, become a Friend of LPB by March 17, and you too will be entered in the giveaway!

PBS is filming this concert for a future broadcast. This special event is in anticipation of Ken Burns' Country Music documentary premiering this September on LPB.

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Join us at the 2019 Louisiana Legends Gala & Auction

(Pictured: 2019 Louisiana Legends: Todd Graves, Denise Lewis Patrick, Roy O Martin III, Newton Thomas, and Rebecca Vizard)

The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is a very special annual event hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state.

Friends of LPB is proud to announce that the 2019 Louisiana Legends are: Todd Graves, American entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers; Denise Lewis Patrick, writer and editor of children’s books; Roy O. Martin III, CEO, President and CFO of RoyOMartin; Newton Thomas, founder of the Newtron Group, leader in industrial electric and instrumentation; and Rebecca Vizard, internationally renowned textile artist.

This year’s gala and auction will be held Thursday, May 9 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Click HERE for ticket information.

The Louisiana Legends Gala will feature a champagne reception and buffet, a silent auction featuring items donated by the honorees, music and an awards ceremony. Highlights from the event will be broadcast at a later date on LPB.

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Whenever or wherever you and your family have some free time, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport provides Friends of LPB members extended access to 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! 

Watch your favorite Masterpiece dramas: VictoriaPoldark, and The Durrells in Corfu.

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Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport including Attakapas: The Cajun Story; Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories; Atchafalaya Houseboat; and many more! 

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

LPB keeps you informed with Newsmakers & Press Club

Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. In the latest episode, hear from Christopher J. Tyson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, where he leads Baton Rouge’s land development and blight elimination efforts. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel. Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed gives an update on her first seven months on the job. Reed discusses ongoing efforts to update the Master Plan for Higher Education in the state, which outlines minimum admissions requirements for students and serves as a visionary document for colleges and universities across Louisiana.

The Civil Rights Movement in Louisiana

ShopLPB February Feature: SIGNPOST TO FREEDOM: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott  DVD

A one hour documentary that recounts the circumstances and events that led to the nation's first large-scale boycott protesting segregation and then examines its impact on the evolution of grassroots civil rights activism across the country during the early years of America's Civil Rights Movement. Regardless of whether the Baton Rouge bus boycott is viewed as a success or failure, the boycott's impact on the larger civil rights movement is indisputable. Not only did the boycott provide proof that African Americans could take a brave, unified, and peaceful stand against segregation, it also brought to light a specific, yet fundamental inequity suffered by most black Southerners, paying the same bus fare as whites, but having to stand up over empty seats, simply because they were black. Music by Grammy-winning artist Chris Thomas King.

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