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Mine Wars, Farmsteaders & more!

(Tuesday at 7PM on Mine Wars, learn about the struggle over the power that fueled America and led to the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Indianapolis, treasures include a 1961 Ty Cobb-signed baseball. At 8PM on Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, vintage finds include Carroll O’Connor’s Archie Bunker coat. At 9PM on Atlantis, Jason cannot believe his luck when he stumbles across an abandoned feast. Then at 10PM on New Tricks, Sandra thinks a missing person’s case may be linked to one she worked on years ago.

Tuesday at 7PM on Mine Wars: American Experience, go inside the bitter battle to unionize coal miners at the dawn of the 20th century. At 9PM on FRONTLINE, hear the inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. At 10PM POV: Farmsteaders points an honest and tender lens at everyday life in rural America.

Animal Babies, Magical OZ & Thursday Mysteries

(Four renowned wildlife cinematographers travel the globe to follow six iconic baby animals as they grow. Wednesday at 7PM!)

Wednesday at 7PM on Animal Babies: First Year on Earth, see how the babies learn to understand their surroundings in environments ranging from Africa to Iceland. At 9PM on NOVA: Rise of the Superstorms, dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Then, see back-to-back episodes of Magical Land of OZ beginning at 10PM. Explore one of the most magical lands on the planet and its unique wildlife including a tree-dwelling kangaroo and a bird that spreads fire.

Thursday at 7PM, when Lady Felicia’s home comes under threat, Father Brown is forced to seek help from an unlikely ally. At 8PM on Midsomer Murders, when a barrister is killed, suspicion falls on a convicted murderer who has just been released from prison. At 9:30PM on Shakespeare & Hathaway, Frank and Lu investigate the disappearance of an eastern European oligarch. Then at 10:30PM on Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece, Alec and Alison Wilson marry after meeting in the secret service during World War II. Two decades later, spy novelist Alec dies, and his real story begins to emerge. 

This Weekend on LPB!

(See Country Music: Live at the Ryman, Sunday at 7PM!)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, Samantha Brown takes a Rhine River Cruise. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, meet Rebecca Vizard, who transforms antique textiles from around the world into deluxe home accessories. At 9PM on Live From Lincoln Center, join the extraordinary musicians of the Chamber Music Society on a remarkable journey as they perform in venues like the Ancient Amphitheater of Larissa. At 10:30PM, Great Performances: Harold Prince: The Director's Life celebrates the extraordinary career of this producer and director.

Saturday at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on A Place to Call Home, Sarah attempts to track down a local Jewish girl who ran away from her uncle. At 10PM on 800 Words, George gets an unexpected visitor after spending the night with Katie. On Front and Center at 11PM, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robby Krieger takes the stage. Then, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue lay down the grooves with special guest Cyril Neville on Austin City Limits at midnight.

Sunday at 6PM, Charley Pride: American Masters traces the improbable journey of Pride, from his humble beginnings as a sharecropper’s son to his meteoric rise as a trailblazing country music superstar. At 7PM, see Country Music: Live at the Ryman. Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns, featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more. At 9PM, Churchill's Secret on Masterpiece is a dramatization of Churchill’s life-threatening stroke in 1953, when he was prime minister. At 11PM, the case of a missing Swede in South Africa leads Wallander down a dangerous path.

Preview 'Country Music' in Baton Rouge and Shreveport!

See a special preview of Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, the new 8-part, 16-hour documentary film series. The preview features highlights from the whole series, which explores the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. Following the preview, hear from Country Music Superstar and Shreveport native Kix Brooks (Shreveport), and country music authorities: Joey Kent (Baton Rouge and Shreveport) and Johnny Wessler (Shreveport).

Sunday, September 8: Manship Theatre 100 Lafayette Street  Baton Rouge LA, 70801

2–3:30PM: Preview Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns & Q & A with Joey Kent, author of the new book Cradle of the Stars about the Louisiana Hayride. General Admission Tickets are free but very limited. RSVP at

Tuesday, September 10: Robinson Film Center 617 Texas Street Shreveport LA, 71101

7–8:45PM: Preview Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns & Q & A with hear from Country Music Superstar and 2005 Louisiana Legend Kix Brooks; Joey Kent, author of the new book Cradle of the Stars about the Louisiana Hayride; and Johnny Wessler, founder of The Friends of The Municipal Auditorium. General Admission Tickets are free but very limited. RSVP at

For those who have memories to share about the Louisiana Hayride, LPB will be recording oral history interviews during the day on September 10 in Shreveport in collaboration with the producers of the “All Y’All” podcast. Contact Christina Melton if you have a story you’d like to record:

Door prizes for each event:  (Must be present to win)

At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight Deluxe Edition Box Set ($200 value)

Ken Burns: Country Music ($100 value)

Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns premieres Sunday, September 15 at 7PM on LPB and on PBS stations nationwide and is underwritten locally by Louisiana Companies, Querbes & Nelson and the Louisiana Forestry Association.


Enter to Win a Generac Generator

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Deadline to Enter: Monday, September 30 at midnight. Drawing will be held on Tuesday, October 1. (OFFICIAL RULES

Thank you to our sponsor: Optimize EGS!


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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, Scott Woodward discusses LSU Athletics in the next 10 years. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: The Press Club hosted a forum for candidates for State Senate District 16 on Monday, Aug. 26. The five-person field included two House veterans competing for the seat –– Reps. Steve Carter and Franklin Foil, both Baton Rouge Republicans. The other contenders are Democrat Beverly Brooks Thompson; Everett Baudean, a Libertarian; and Bob Bell, a Republican.

Burden Museum & Gardens at ShopLPB

ShopLPB September 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.

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