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Spring Arrives, Soaring Cathedrals & more

(On Part 1 of Nature: American Spring LIVE, celebrate the time of birth and rebirth for plants and animals across the country.)

Tonight at 7PM on the premiere of Nature: American Spring LIVE, join us for night one of a three-night adventure about the season that sets the natural world in motion. At 8PM on Korea: The Never-ending War, learn about the important turning point in world history that still reverberates today. Then at 10PM on New Tricks, the team investigates the death of a diplomat.

Tuesday at 7PM on Part 2 of Nature: American Spring LIVE, witness mass migrations of animals as they move to spring nesting grounds. At 8PM, on Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky, experience the wildlife and people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range. At 9PM, FRONTLINE: The Last Survivors shares the stories of those that survived the Holocaust. At 10PM on Secrets of the Dead: Jamestown's Dark Winter, learn what the bones of a young girl reveal about what happened in 1609.

"Think Wednesday" & Mystery Thursday on LPB

(Wednesday at 8PM: Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. How did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights?)

Wednesday at 7PM, on Part 3 of Nature: American Spring LIVE, learn how plants and animals depend on each other to survive. At 8PM watch NOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals. With the news of the devastating fire at Notre Dame, examine how the world's great cathedrals were built. At 9PM on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World, learn how robots were first conceptualized in ancient Rome and see how their use has evolved. At 10PM on Reel South: Gimme A Faith, a filmmaking student is surprised to find a North Carolina community of Chinese students connected by evangelical Christianity.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, the unexplained death of an unidentified man in St Mary's graveyard calls for investigation. At 8PM on Doc Martin, Martin's blood phobia causes a disaster with a patient. At 9PM on Death in Paradise, a shadow is cast over a small fishing community when their festival queen is murdered. At 10PM see a special encore of part 3 of Les Misérables.

Young Heroes celebrated & Les Misérables continues

(At 8PM Friday, see video profiles of the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes. Pictured: Co-Chair Blake Fowler, Heroes: Deondrais Boxley, Sydney Lewis, Cade Canepa, Ryan Smith, LPB CEO Beth Courtney, Heroes: Jamone Williams, Arianna Hannum, William Gaspard, and Co-Chair Lauren Fowler.)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM on Louisiana Young Heroes, LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge honor eight students for academic achievements, community service, and overcoming adversity. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, meet M. Douglas Walton of Ruston, who survived a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. His experience reveals itself through his paintings. At 9PM, watch Emilio and Gloria Estefan: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Saturday starting at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, it's clear the city is in the grip of a killer with a dark agenda now menacing Iris' own neighborhood. At 10PM on 800 Words, Shay goes to the dark side after suffering from a broken heart. Then, don't miss Sam Smith and Anderson East on Austin City Limits at 11PM.

Sunday at 7PM on Call The Midwife, Lucille cares for an unmarried teen mother and Valerie helps her grandmother with an embarrassing medical problem. At 8PM on Les Misérables, Cosette moves to Paris under Valjean's protection. (Watch all six episodes now on LPB Passport!) On Unforgotten at 9PM, Cassie and Sunny finally get closer to some truth about the night Hayley disappeared.

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.)

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.

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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: Shakespeare’s TombIn Their Own Words | Queen Elizabeth II; and Great Performances | Brigit Nilsson: A League of Her Own

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, former congressman, Henson Moore discusses the lack of civility in today's politics. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Edgar Cage and the Rev. Lee Wesley, both representing Together Louisiana/Together Baton Rouge, are guest speakers. Cage is a community activist, and Wesley is pastor at the Community Bible Baptist Church. Their topic is “keep it local.”

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.

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