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It's Louisiana Young Heroes Day!

(The 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes got to meet each other for the first time yesterday evening when they created Baskets of Hope for children battling serious illnesses. Pictured L to R: Sydney Lewis, William Gaspard, Arianna Hannum, Ryan Smith, Deondrais Boxley, Jamone Williams, and Cade Canepa. Not pictured: Nalon Soileau)

Today is Louisiana Young Heroes Day! LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge are honoring the eight recipients of the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards.

The Louisiana Young Heroes Awards, celebrating its 24th year, honor students in grades 7-12 who have overcome obstacles in their lives, done well academically despite those obstacles, and served their communities, schools, and/or charitable ventures. 

A full day of activities is planned including recognition from Governor John Bel Edwards and East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, visits to Tiger Stadium at LSU and the Water Institute of the Gulf, and a dinner banquet where each Young Hero will be presented a Tuition Assistance Grant generously donated by the Louisiana Credit Union League.

The awards ceremony will be livestreamed at lpborg/live. The video will be archived at A program featuring the Young Heroes bios and highlights from the day will also be broadcast on LPB on Friday, May 3 at 8PM.

 The 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes are:

  • Deondrais Boxley of Vidalia – 11th grader at Vidalia High School
  • Cade Canepa of Watson – 12th grader at Live Oak High School
  • William Gaspard of Moreauville – 12th grader at Louisiana School for Agricultural Sciences
  • Arianna Hannum of Metairie – 12th grader at Academy of Sacred Heart
  • Sydney Lewis of Pineville – 12th grader at Rapides High School
  • Ryan Smith of Baton Rouge – 9th grader at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan School
  • Nalon Soileau of Zachary – 10th grader at University High
  • Jamone Williams of Baton Rouge – 11th grader at Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan School

Acadian Companies; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; and Southern Lifestyle Development provided generous underwriting support for this year’s awards.

Learn more about each of the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes at

New Documentaries, Great Performances and more this week!

(Eva Mozes Kor is arguably the best-known and most-active Holocaust survivor in the world. Hear her message tomorrow at 10PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow, travel to Tulsa for more treasures appraised at Philbrook Museum of Art. Watch to learn what item is valued at $30,000 - $50,000. At 8PM on FRONTLINE, a decorated Marine veteran fights to reunite her family after her undocumented husband is deported. At 10PM on New Tricks, the team has just 24 hours to solve an unsolved murder of a woman dating back 100 years.

Tuesday at 7PM on Finding Your Roots, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories. At 8PM, see the continuation of Reconstruction: America After the Civil War - a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time for African Americans. Reconstruction is generously underwritten by The West Baton Rouge Museum’s Cutting Cane Ain’t All We Do Tour. That's followed at at 10PM by Eva: A-7063, the incredible true story of Eva Mozes Kor, who at the age of 10, fought to stay alive inside the concentration camp where she and her sister Miriam were being experimented on as one of “Mengele’s twins.” Follow her journey of forgiveness and healing.

"Think Wednesday" & Mystery Thursday on LPB

(The telescope allows humanity to reach the furthest limits of seeing 13 billion light-years out. Learn about the its creators Wednesday at 9PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature: Big Birds Can't Fly, explore the evolution and unique stories of ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis. At 8PM, watch NOVA: Secrets of Noah's Ark, a 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story. At 9PM on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World, meet the brilliant minds throughout history, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. Then at 10PM, on Reel South: A Texas Myth, the Glover family invites an indigenous activist group to start a protest camp on their land in West Texas.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown accidentally attends a seance. At 8PM on Doc Martin, with James teething, Martin and Louisa are desperate for more sleep. Meanwhile, Al needs Bert's help to get the whisky business back on track. At 9PM on Death in Paradise, Jack and the team are mystified when the TV show host is found drowned. At 10PM see a special encore of the premiere episode of Les Misérables.

The Best of LPB this Weekend

(Les Misérables continues Sunday at 8PM. Now a mayor and a factory owner, Valjean hires the single mother Fantine. Trouble leads to a reunion with Javert.) 

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. Then, don't miss Samantha Brown's Places to Love at 8PM, as she visits Charleston, South Carolina. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, see the Newcomb Museum exhibition on the lives of women incarcerated in Louisiana. At 9PM on Garry Winogrand: American Masters, discover the life and epic work of this photographer who captured America in the 60s and 70s. Then at 10:30PM on Cast the First Stone, seventy-five inmates, both men and women, at Angola Prison and Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, find healing as they come together to perform the largest ever prison production of The Passion Play.

Saturday starting at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, a death in the Big Bop Club brings an international incident right to their doorstep, while the women grapple with Jean's sudden disappearance. At 10PM on 800 Words, Weld mounts operation search and rescue for Ike, Zac and Steve. Then, don't miss Kacey Musgraves and Lukas Nelson on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM.

Sunday at 7PM, on Call The Midwife, the team attempts to reunite an estranged mother and daughter who are both pregnant. At 8PM, Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables continues. Love, death, and the struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France feature in this beautifully faithful retelling. Watch all six episodes now with LPB Passport! Then on Unforgotten Season 3 on Masterpiece at 9PM, Cassie and Sunny interview the four male occupants of the holiday home, whose accounts are fairly consistent.

Help LPB's Nourish Win a Webby! Deadline to Vote is Thursday!

Help LPB's digital series Nourish • PBS win an International Webby Award! It's stories about food – what it says about who we are, where we're from and the ties that connect us.

Cast your vote for the series at

Watch & share Nourish on YouTube and Facebook - Voting ends this Thurs. April 18th! Thanks for supporting this LPB production. Show your Louisiana pride; please vote & share! Help us increase our votes by 5% to take the lead!

The Webby Awards are hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor,” and are the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Enter the Win the Wheels Car Raffle

Show your support for LPB by entering the Win the Wheels Car Raffle! This year’s Grand prize is a 2019 Honda Civic! Deadline is Thurs, June 20 at midnight! Enter at:

Prize Information:

  • Grand Prize: 2019 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 2nd Prize: Trip for Two to See Harry Potter on Broadway (Entry Deadline - June 20, 2019)
  • Early Bird Prize: VIZIO E-Series 65” 4k Ultra HD HDR Smart TV (Entry Deadline - May 15, 2019)

Vehicle Sponsored by: RoyOMartin and Ryan Honda

All of the proceeds support the programs on LPB. No Question about it, you are getting something back - the prizes are just the lagniappe! During this special raffle a limited number of tickets will be pledged so claim yours soon!

Help Create a Legacy for Your Family & Community

LPB is your trusted source for information and is the state’s largest classroom. Your participation in the The Friends of LPB Be A Friend campaign 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 to increase our membership to 20,000 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! ...HERE'S HOW you can help. Thank you!

Enter the Win the $10,000 Delta Air Lines Gift Card!

Enter To Win A $10,000 Delta Air Lines Gift Card and fly anywhere in the world! Support Friends of LPB and get your ticket today, and you and your family will be off to a perfect getaway.

Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, June 30 at midnight. Go on-line at or call 225-767-4214 to purchase your tickets and see how far your dreams can take you! (Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold.)

The LDMA highlights Louisiana's environment in April

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, the Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA) is highlighting stories on Louisiana’s environment throughout the month of April. Louisiana is known for its natural beauty and ecological diversity, but the state faces challenges, often man-made, that threaten the future of these habitats.  From the beginning, LPB has provided in-depth coverage of environmental issues ranging from hazardous waste disposal and pollution to conservation, coastal land loss, and disasters. Start exploring some of our best stories on the environment HERE.        

LPB's En Français archive now available to view!

You can now view 223 episodes of LPB’s En Français series on the Louisiana Digital Media Archive at The series, which aired from 1980-1993, was produced in collaboration with the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) and is the only original LPB series broadcast entirely in French. It features interviews and performances by the stars of Cajun music, performances of original plays by Le Théâtre ‘Cadien, stories on Acadian history and culture, and much more!   

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.

Support LPB while you shop at AmazonSmile!

Simply go to, log in/sign up to join Amazon and search for Friends of LPB and then click on ‘Select!’

Now every time you place an order on Amazon a percentage of your purchase will be donated to LPB and help fund more of your favorite programs!

For step-by-step instructions, CLICK HERE

See ALL of Les Mis even before it airs! LPB has your Passport!

Become a Friend of LPB, and receive a world of exploration and entertainment! Access to LPB Passport starts at $60 or just $5 per month. 

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 over 1500 hours of your 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 ALL seasons of your favorite Masterpiece dramas on LPB Passport including: Les Misérables, UnforgottenVictoria, Poldark, and The Durrells in Corfu.

Introducing the Launch of New Collections from LPB Passport:

Films from Ken Burns featuring all episodes of The National Parks; Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony; The Central Park Five; and Vietnam

Spring Dramas including Mrs. Wilson, Unforgotten, and Les Misérables.

Top Docs: Special titles from Independent Lens.

Newly added programs: Royal Wives at WarShakespeare’s Tomb; and In Their Own Words | Queen Elizabeth II.

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, Raymond Jetson discusses social issues pertaining to inner city Baton Rouge. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel

Visit Burden Museum & Gardens via ShopLPB

ShopLPB April Feature: Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift Digital Download

In the center of the busiest corridor of one of Louisiana’s largest cities lie hundreds of acres of fields, forests and remnants of a lifestyle from an earlier century. LPB, the Burden Foundation, LSU and the LSU AgCenter present Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift. This program takes us on a journey that begins in the 1800’s where we meet the family whose heirs would eventually make an extraordinary gift for future generations.

Burden Museum & Gardens: A Family’s Gift DVD also available.

Be sure to browse all of the DVDs, digital downloads, books, t-shirts, and more available at 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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