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Annie Oakley, Modern Marvels, and more

(Born into poverty, the self-taught Annie Oakley picked up a gun at age 15 not to become a superstar, but to save her family from destitution. Explore her story Tuesday at 8PM.)

Tonight at 7PM, it’s off to the races for more amazing appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Antiques Roadshow. At 8PM on Fake or Fortune?, the team investigates four sketchbooks which may be the work of Toulouse-Lautrec. Then at 9PM, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond continues. This action-packed drama tells the real story of Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond. At 10PM on New Tricks, the team is drawn into the unfamiliar world of online hacktivists.

Tuesday at 7PM on 10 Modern Marvels that Changed America, take a whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible. At 8PM, on Annie Oakley: American Experience, meet the Ohio sharpshooter who won fame and fortune in a man's world for never missing a shot. At 9PM on FRONTLINE, key players reveal details behind Mueller's investigation. At 10PM on Independent Lens, spend an agricultural year in Napa Valley and meet some of the unsung people who play a critical role in making some of the world's most celebrated wines.

"Think Wednesday" & Mystery Thursday on LPB

(Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Find out Wednesday at 8PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM, on Nature: Equus: Story of the Horse, explore the relationship between man and his noble steed. At 8PM watch NOVA: First Horse Warriors, as scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders. Then at 9PM on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World, learn the explosive history of the rocket. At 10PM on Reel South: The Well-Placed Weed, meet celebrated American garden designer Ryan Gainey. 

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, suspicions are aroused when the holiest house in Kembleford is linked to the death of a wanton woman. At 8PM on Doctor Blake Mysteries, an exhibition boxing match turns sour when one of the boxers dies. At 9PM on Death in Paradise, Saint Marie mourns when a radio legend is murdered live on air, and Jack must unravel the mystery to find the culprit. At 10PM see a special encore of part 5 of Les Misérables.

See the dramatic conclusion to Les Misérables​​ this Sunday

(Find out the fates of Cosette and Javert. The finale of Les Misérables is Friday at 8PM!)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM on Samantha Brown's Places To Love, Sam takes us to Texas Hill Country. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, a Zachary couple share the story behind their art collection. At 9PM, Live from Lincoln Center presents Annaleigh Ashford, who thrilled audiences in Sunday in the Park with George and You Can't Take It With You, for which she won a Tony Award. That's followed at 10PM by Queen Victoria and Her Nine Children.

Saturday starting at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, after a seemingly innocent man is charged with murder, the women become enmeshed in a tangled suburban tragedy. At 10PM on 800 Words, Tracey eventually uncovers the truth as Woody discovers something that can't be hidden. Then, don't miss St. Vincent on Austin City Limits at 11PM.

Sunday at 7PM on Call The Midwife, share in the Turners' emotions over May's impending adoption. At 8PM on the finale of Les Misérables, Marius mans the barricades, where a hostile Valjean intercepts him. (Watch all six episodes now on LPB Passport!) Then watch PBS Previews: Chasing the Moon at 9:30PM. This new film will reimagine the race to the moon for a new generation. That's followed at 10PM by Midsomer Murders. The reclusive lives of elderly eccentrics come under police scrutiny when a social services investigator is murdered.

The Win the Wheels Early-Bird Deadline is Wednesday!

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: lpb.org/raffle

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!

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Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, June 30 at midnight. Go on-line at lpb.org/delta 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.)

Friends of LPB honors the 2019 Louisiana Legends

(Congratulations to the 2019 Louisiana Legends! L to R: Roy O. Martin III, Denise Lewis Patrick, LPB CEO Beth Courtney, Newton Thomas, Rebecca Vizard, and Todd Graves.)

The Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction is a very special annual event hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting

The 2019 Louisiana Legends Gala was Thursday, May 9 and was a great celebration honoring 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.

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.

Thank you to Friends of LPB Chair, Rae Vasquez for co-hosting the reception, and LPB Visionary Society member John Denison for co-hosting the Awards Ceremony. Special thanks to the Gala Committee, sponsors, and guests for supporting LPB!

Highlights from the event will be broadcast on Friday, May 31 at 8PM on LPB.

(Photo Credit: Eye Wander Photo)

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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.

New programs added this week: Breakthrough - The Ideas That changed the World: The TelescopeReconstruction: America After the Civil WarAmerican Masters - Garry Winogrand: All Things PhotographableNATURE - The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention; and American Masters: Joseph Pulitzer.

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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, Janet Simmons, CEO of HOPE Ministries, discusses “Understanding the learned behaviors of differing socio-economic classes." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Dr. Alexander Billioux, from the Office of Public Health, speaks about vaccines, immunizations, and preventable diseases.

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ShopLPB May Feature: An Enchantment of Butterflies DVD

Of all the things in nature that throughout history have captivated the minds, hearts and souls of people, perhaps the most powerful and most universal are butterflies. To gardeners and naturalists, butterflies are considered the most beautiful and popular representatives of the insect world. This program examines more than just science and modern culture. The magic of metamorphosis has served as a literary metaphor for thousands of years, as we discover in examples of native myths, readings and dream imagery. The symbolism of the butterfly is one that even young children understand.

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