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(Why was the body of a diamond merchant found at his isolated mansion? And why is his sister always shut away in her room? Maigret is on the case, Tuesday at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM, Antiques Roadshow is in San Diego. Highlights include a pair of mid-century modern “Barcelona” chairs: designed in 1929 as thrones for the king and queen of Spain, and at 8PM, see the groundbreaking collection of botanical illustrations published in 1613, valued at $250,000 to $350,000! At 9PM on Atlantis, despite their newfound fame after slaying the Minotaur, the boys are still penniless and hungry. When an old man asks them to find his missing daughter, they find their task will not be an easy one. At 10PM on New Tricks, Standing and McAndrew agree to help investigate the unsolved murder, and the case brings McAndrew face-to-face with an old adversary.

Tuesday at 7PM, the murder investigation of a diamond dealer seems to point at one man. But, despite the evidence, Maigret lets him go. At 8:30PM on Maigret, a stripper in Montmartre reports that she overheard two men at her club planning to kill a countess. A few hours later, she is found strangled. At 10PM, see Tale of Two SistersAnne & Mary Boleyn followed by Tale of Two SistersThe Pankhurst Sisters, siblings who helped establish voting rights for women.

Nature, NOVA, & Secrets of the Dead

(Were Leonardo da Vinci's designs original? The latest investigations are revealed, Wednesday at 9PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature, see the epic survival stories of the world’s smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the “cheetah” of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. At 8PM on NOVA: Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday?, will asteroids turn out to be our economic salvation -- or instruments of extinction? At 9PM on Secrets of the Dead, Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art, but new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks. Then at 10PM on Shetland, Perez finds it hard to break through the suspicion and fear of a community not used to locking its doors, but who are now facing the reality of a killer in their midst. 

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, faced with the prospect of travelling in second class, Lady Felicia is delighted to run into opera legend Dame Bianca Norman who invites her and Mrs. McCarthy into her private pullman carriage. At 8PM on Doctor Blake Mysteries, when a controversial writer is found dead and her sister is found unconscious from a suspected suicide, Blake has to search out the truth. That's followed at 9PM by Death in Paradise, where island life is disrupted by a murder. Then at 10PM, on Spying on the Royals, King George V orders his son to be put under surveillance.

Endeavour Returns this Sunday!

(A new season of Endeavour premieres Sunday at 8PM!) 

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In, followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. At 8PM, don't miss Samantha Brown's Places to Love. Samantha travels to Huntsville, Alabama, where she gets to float in space like an astronaut! At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, meet Grammy-nominated bluesman, Kenny Neal and Blues Hall-of-Famer, the late Lazy Lester. Then at 9PM, learn about the life of this playwright and outspoken activist on Terrence McNally: American Masters.  

Saturday beginning 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 the women's doorstep. At 10PM on Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music, hear the Marsalis Family, Irma Thomas, Rebirth Brass Band, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tim McGraw, Buddy Guy, Zachary Richard, Trombone Shorty, Harry Connick Jr , and more perform 'You Are My Sunshine.' Then, don't miss Herbie Hancock on Austin City Limits at 11PM.

Sunday at 6PM, see the finale of Endeavour Season 5. Then at 8PM, see the Season 6 premiere of Endeavour. The murder of a schoolgirl brings Endeavour back to Oxford. When he refuses to accept that the main suspect is guilty, he must uncover the truth and rescue the victim before it’s too late. Then at 9:30PM on Midsomer Murders, Jones goes undercover at the Oblong Foundation after one of the cult’s young female members disappears suddenly. 

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LPB & LDMA Observe the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Throughout June, LPB will present weekly segments commemorating D-Day on Louisiana: The State We’re In (Friday nights at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM). You can find other LPB programs and oral history interviews available for viewing on the Louisiana Digital Media Archive, including Builders, Heroes and the Boats that Won the War for Us (2000), Louisiana’s Experience: World War II (2007), D-Day Plus 50: Louisiana Remembers (1994), and The National D-Day Museum Grand Opening (2000).

Take a Chance to Win The Wheels!

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 

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!

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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!

Ready Jet Go! Screening Party this Thurs. June 13!

Join us this Thursday, June 13 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM at LPB's studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, for a special Ready Jet Go! screening party as we celebrate a Summer of Space.

Jet Propulsion and his friends Sean and Sydney will take an adventure to the moon with the other Bortronians and Earthlings in this special movie event, “One Small Step.”

Attendees will enjoy the movie, along with a snack and a hands-on activity. The Louisiana Art & Science Museum will be in attendance with their Discovery Dome!

Each LPB Kids Club Family Member gets free admission (up to 4 people). Non-Members are $10 per person. Reserve your space!

Countdown to the Chasing the Moon Preview Screening next Mon., June 17

The Countdown has begun…join LPB, the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main for a special one-hour preview of the ALL-NEW documentary Chasing the Moon from PBS and American Experience. Join us Monday, June 17th at 6:30PM for refreshments, followed by the screening and a panel discussion with a former NASA scientist. Reserve your space!

Reimagine the race to the moon for a new generation. This series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.

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Top Docs: Special titles from Independent Lens.

New programs added this week: Nature | American Spring Live; Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World | The Robot; Gershwin Prize | Emilio and Gloria Estefan; Korea: The Never-Ending War.

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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, Kristy Hebert discusses "Hemp & CBD Education." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Pollster and data analyst John Couvillon spoke about the 2019 Louisiana election and how candidates can use data to help them win.

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ShopLPB June Feature: A Summer of Birds - DVD

A Summer of Birds is an LPB documentary that details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of the renowned naturalist painter John James Audubon.

Based on the acclaimed book A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, the program chronicles the summer of 1821 which he spent in Louisiana at the Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish.

Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward narrates the program, which features an original musical score by Suncoast Emmy winner Mike Esneault.

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