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Celebrate the Fourth and more!

(Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, A Capitol Fourth continues its nearly four decade tradition of celebrating our nation’s independence. Hosted by John Stamos, the program will feature Carole King, the Muppets, and many more. Watch Thursday at 7PM! )

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow, we take a look back at our visit to Tampa. Soak up and revisit Sunshine State appraisals from 2005, including an item now valued at $100,000 - $150,000! At 8PM on Fake or Fortune?, could a stark, square of plaster be one of Giacometti's earliest and most daring works? At 9PM on Atlantis, when a clandestine messenger brings unexpected news from outside the city, Ariadne calls on Jason and his friends to help guide her to the source. At 10PM on New Tricks, Brian faces disciplinary action for a death in custody from his past.

Tuesday at 7PM, join experts as they uncover the truth behind the find of the century: an alleged proof copy of Galileo's "Sidereus Nuncius" with the astronomer's signature and seemingly original watercolor paintings that changed our understanding of the cosmos. That's on Secrets of the Dead: Galileo's Moon. At 8PM on Eric Idle's The Entire Universe, explore the history of the universe with a chorus of singers and dancers, show tunes, and guest stars in this comedic musical extravaganza. At 9PM on FRONTLINE, see how one family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “Patriot” groups. Then at 10PM on POV, visit The National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a festivity unlike any other in the world. 

The Mighty Mississippi & PBS Previews: Country Music

(Its fingers stretch into nearly half of the USA, from the frozen north to the nation's agricultural heart to mysterious southern swamps where alligators still rule. Watch Mississippi: Rivers of Life, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Mississippi: Rivers of Life, see the many faces of the massive, muddy Mississippi. At 8PM on NOVA, join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science. Then stay tuned for NOVA: Black Hole Universe. At 10PM on Shetland, Jimmy is closing in on the human traffickers, but the truth may hit close to home.

Thursday at 7PM, celebrate America's 243rd birthday with an Independence Day celebration.  A Capitol Fourth stars Carole King and the Broadway cast of “Beautiful,” Vanessa Williams, the Muppets of Sesame Street and many more. At 8:30PM, catch a special preview of Country Music, the new film by Ken Burns, premiering in September. At 9PM, see an encore presentation of A Capitol Fourth hosted by John Stamos. Then at 10:30PM, see an encore of Endeavour. A triple murder exposes the secrets of a village in the grip of deadly rumors.

This Weekend on LPB!

(Continue to follow the dramas facing the wildlife in Yellowstone, as Spring brings many new challenges. Friday at 10PM on Great Yellowstone Thaw.) 

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 on Samantha Brown's Places To Love, Sam takes an Oregon RV trip. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, meet potter Ken Tracy, who produces his cobalt blue vessels by carving beautiful botanic designs onto them. Then at 9PM on Part 2 of Big Pacific, understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem.That's followed at 10PM by Part 2 of Great Yellowstone Thaw, where wildlife survives one of the greatest seasonal changes on earth.

Saturday beginning at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM, Vera investigates when a wealthy young woman is found murdered at a party. At 10:30PM, meet the co-founder of Chic, and legendary producer on Front and Center: Songwriters Hall of Fame: Nile Rodgers. Then, don't miss Miranda Lambert on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM.

Sunday at 7PM, catch up on Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece. Ross makes his maiden speech in Parliament and finds some notoriety. Demelza contends with a failing mine and mending Drake’s broken heart. At 8PM on Endeavour, the collapse of a tower block reveals a clue that may uncover the truth behind the crime that has haunted Endeavour and the team. Then at 9:30PM on Midsomer Murders, Barnaby and Jones uncover a complex mystery involving holy orders, teenage romantic liaisons, African art and missing antique silver.

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Molly of Denali Preview Screening at LPB!

You are invited to join us for special screening of the new PBS Kids series, Molly of Denali on Saturday, July 20 at 10AM at the LPB Studios!

Molly of Denali is an animated action-adventure comedy that follows the resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl. Follow Molly and her dog Suki and friends Tooey and Trini on their many adventures in Alaska.

LPB Kids Club members are invited to join us for a complimentary breakfast starting at 9:30AM. The screening is free and open to the public. Tickets and more information found HERE.

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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!

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Make a Grilled Veggie Sandwich this July 4th

It’s Grilling Season! 

This PBS Food grilled veggie sandwich recipe only takes 15 minutes to prepare including the homemade hummus.

Ingredients for your shopping list:

  • Quick Hummus: 
  • 1 1/2 cup garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Grilled Vegetables:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 zucchini, sliced horizontally
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 1-inch rounds
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced horizontally
  • 8 slices of bread, toasted

Find recipe HERE.

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, Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne tells us "Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Daryl Purpera speaks about the legislative session, Medicaid and the financial crises facing some of Louisiana’s cities, among other things.

Explore Louisiana Wildlife at ShopLPB

ShopLPB July Feature: The Alive! series.

This week: Alive! In America’s Delta: Alligator: King of the Bayou DVD

The American alligator is the largest reptile in North America and Louisiana has millions of them – from the coastal parishes to the Arkansas state line. They are so plentiful that they’re hunted for their meat and hides. But for a period of time, beginning in the early 1960s, Louisiana’s alligator population was in steep decline. Since then, Louisiana has instituted one of the world's most successful wildlife conservation projects to help ensure the alligator’s survival. Since 1985, some 300,000 gators have multiplied to nearly 3 million today. 

Witness first-hand how this keystone species – and cultural icon – was brought back to viability using a combination of biological science and marketplace economics

Be sure to browse all of the DVDs in the Alive! series, plus 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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