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Family Pictures, Downton Abbey LIVE & more!

(Tonight at 8PM, see the premiere of Family Pictures USA, and discover how the historically rural state of North Carolina, built on tobacco and textiles, is rapidly changing.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Fort Worth, treasures include an Auguste Rodin “Eternal Spring” bronze. But is it authentic? At 8PM on Family Pictures USA: North Carolina, Native Americans come home to ancestral lands, and families separated by race and class work toward healing. At 9PM on Atlantis, Hercules acts on information from the unscrupulous Crios and sets off in search of his lost love. At 10PM on New Tricks, the team finds themselves in pursuit of a mysterious Bosnian woman.

Tuesday at 7PM on Family Pictures USA: Detroit, explore America’s comeback city. From the influence of the auto industry to labor unions to the Motown sound, Detroit’s multilayered story is revealed. At 8PM, Family Pictures USA: Southwest Florida, visit the Paradise Coast, where Native Americans, ranchers and fishermen share family stories. Then at 9:30PM on POV: Happy Winter, go to Palermo’s Mondello beach, where every summer, over 1,000 cabins are built in preparation of the Ferragosto holiday.

Explore Pluto, See Superheroes & Thursday Mysteries

(Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on NOVA: The Planets: Pluto and Beyond, the New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by NASA’s most distant target yet. At 8PM on NOVA: The Planets: Ice World, Uranus and Neptune dazzle with unexpected rings, supersonic winds and dozens of moons. Then at 9PM see Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World, meet the brilliant minds, from Galileo to Edwin Hubble, responsible for creating the telescope. That's followed by Rise of the Superheroes at 10PM. Learn how superhero films conquered the world, from Batman to The Avengers.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, the Kembleford Ramblers outing takes a tragic turn when the local Lord is found strangled. At 8PM on Arthur & George on Masterpiece, Sir Arthur and Woodie close in on the Wyrley Ripper. At 9PM on Shakespeare & Hathaway-Private Investigators, when a live action role-play battle in the woods goes wrong, Frank and Lu must clear the Queen’s name and catch the culprit. At 10PM, see an encore of the Season 4 finale of Grantchester. Will struggles with a decision that will determine his future. 

This Weekend on LPB!

(Downton Abbey fan alert: Downton Abbey Returns! Friday at 10:30PM, Downton Abbey Season 2 on Masterpiece Sunday at 1PM, and Downton Abbey LIVE Sunday at 8PM!)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, don’t miss Great Performances: The Sound of Music. Enjoy this new British production of the long-running hit that garnered the Best Musical Tony for 1959. Then, keep watching at 10:30PM to see Downton Abbey Returns! Join host Jim Carter (the much-loved butler Mr. Carson) for a celebration of the beloved hit series and a sneak peek at the upcoming movie.

Saturday at 5:30, join hosts Tony Orlando and Dawn for Straight from the Heart: Timeless Music from the 60s & 70s (encores at 8:30PM). At 7PM, see the premiere of The O’Jays: Live in New York. At 10PM, join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of Motown, R&B, and soul on 70s Soul Superstars.  

Sunday at 1PM, make a date with the Crawleys with Downton Abbey Season 2 on Masterpiece, and find out how you can see the upcoming Downton Abbey movie before its national release! At 5PM John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind, featuring classics of the 50s & 60s folk era. At 6PM, explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks on Ken Burns: The National Parks. At 7PM, don’t miss PBS Previews: Country Music. Go behind the scenes of the sweeping new series from Ken Burns, plus learn how you can see Miranda Lambert in concert! At 8PM, it's the premiere of Downton Abbey LIVE. Join host Deborah Roberts along with cast members and creators for a celebration of the hit series. Guests will reveal behind-the-scenes stories and preview clips from the film. (encore at 9:30PM)

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See The Downton Abbey Movie First!

Join us as we toast the return of Downton Abbey! Friends of LPB cordially invites you to raise a glass to the Crawleys on Sunday, September 15 in Baton Rouge and Tuesday, September 17 in Shreveport. Enjoy refreshments before being transported back in time to 1920’s England. You will be among the first to see the new Downton Abbey movie before its national release!

Tickets are very limited. Get yours today for these exclusive engagements. Details and tickets for the Baton Rouge screening are HERE and for the Shreveport screening are HERE!

Special thanks to Shreveport screening sponsor, The Oaks of Louisiana.

For Your Best Health

This Saturday, see two new programs on ways to better your health beginning at 9AM with 3 Steps to Pain-Free Living, followed at 11AM with Feel Better with Pressure Point Therapy. Then watch the popular Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe at 2PM and Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D. at 3:30PM.

 On Sunday at 9AM, see an encore of Feel Better with Pressure Point Therapy. Then at 11:30AM, discover how to improve your cognitive fitness on Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich, hosted by Maria Shriver.

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LPB Passport exclusive! Passport members can now stream The Chaperone ahead of its Nov. broadcast premiere. 

The Chaperone reunites writer Julian Fellowes and actress Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey for an immersive period piece: Louise Brooks, a 1920s silver screen sensation, was just a few years earlier, a 15 year-old student in Kansas. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York, Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a society matron who never broke a rule, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer. Find out what happens when she lands in Manhattan with rebellious teenager as her ward...

Also new only to LPB Passport: Season 2 of Frankie Drake Mysteries. Binge season 2 of the 10-episode detective series. Plus, catch up on Season 1!

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Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. In the latest episode, Brandon Fremin discusses "US Deptartment of Justice; Operations and Recent Developments. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Hear a congressional update from Representative Garret Graves.

Life on the Atchafalaya at ShopLPB

ShopLPB August Feature: Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in a Louisiana Swamp Audiobook

Gwen Roland reads her memoir about her life on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin in the 1970s. The book was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and was the basis for the new LPB documentary. (4 CDs) 

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