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Country Music, Cradle of the Stars & more!

(Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns premieres Sunday at 7PM!)

Tonight starting at 7PM on back-to-back episodes of Antiques Roadshow: Palm Springs, see which treasure is worth $100,000 - $150,000! At 9PM on Atlantis, Jason is reminded of his promise to Circe and her grim warning should he fail to honor their pact. Then at 10:30PM on New Tricks, fresh from her successful SWAT raid on a group of Russian gangsters, DCI Sasha Miller arrives at UCOS to replace Sandra.

Tuesday at 7PM on Finding Your Roots, DJ and producer Questlove, talk show host Dr. Phil, and journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, find astonishing tales of bondage in their family histories. At 8PM on The Feud: American Experience, discover the real story behind the most famous family conflict in U.S. history - the battle between the Hatfields and McCoys. At 9PM, FRONTLINE exposes the deadly toll from the Flint water crisis. At 10PM on POV: Grit, after her town is left submerged by a tsunami of mud, Dian, a politically active teenager, galvanizes her neighbors to demand reparations from the corporate powers.

Animal Babies, Magical OZ & Thursday Mysteries

(See Part 3 of Magical Land of OZ - Wednesday at 9PM!)

Wednesday at 7PM on Animal Babies: First Year on Earth, join the baby animals as they near the end of their first year of life. At 8PM on NOVA: Treasures of the Earth: Gems, delve into Earth’s depths to discover how precious stones are forged. Then on Magical Land of OZ at 9PM, explore Australia’s mesmerizing wildlife and how they’ve adapted to survive in the human environment.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, locals walk through the woods, with a dog that uncovers a partially skeletonized hand in the cold ground. At 8PM on Midsomer Murders, during a total eclipse of the sun, an amateur astronomer is killed by a blow to the head with a meteorite. At 9:30PM on Shakespeare & Hathaway, a falling studio light nearly kills Julienne Fortby live on air during a psychic TV show. Then at 10:30PM on Mrs. Wilson on Masterpiece, the widowed Alison soon finds herself at the center of a mystery. 

This Weekend on LPB!

(Cradle of the Stars: The Story of the Louisiana Hayride features old photographs, film clips and radio show recordings from the period. Hank Williams Jr. narrates. Friday at 8PM!)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, don’t miss Cradle of the Stars: The Story of the Louisiana Hayride. Explore the musical roots of Shreveport, Louisiana, where some of country music's most venerable stars, including Hank Williams Sr., Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, George Jones and others performed. At 9:30PM, An Opry Salute to Ray Charles is a celebration of the songs and influence of the iconic recording artist. At 11PM, Raúl Juliá: American Masters is the first documentary about the Puerto Rican actor whose work on stage and screen took the world by storm.

Saturday at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on A Place to Call Home, to Sarah and the Blighs’ horror, Regina is released from the asylum. At 10PM on 800 Words, George’s romantic night with Katie unravels. On Front and Center at 11PM, Country artist Chris Janson performs. Then, Chris Stapleton and Turnpike Troubadours take the stage on Austin City Limits at midnight.

Sunday at 6PM, see an encore of An Opry Salute to Ray Charles. At 7PM and 9PM, explore the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form on the premiere of Ken Burns' new 8-part series. In the first episode Country Music: The Rub, see how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. Local support for this program is provided by Louisiana Companies, Querbes & Nelson and the Louisiana Forestry Association.

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Why wait for each episode to air? The entire 8-part, 16-hour series, Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns is on LPB Passport

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The Chaperone is 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, a society matron who never broke a rule, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York. Find out what happens when she lands in Manhattan with rebellious teenager as her ward...

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Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. In the latest episode, Dr. Brian Wolshon discusses the future of transportation with connected and self-driving vehicles. 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.

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