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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Isabella Rossellini explore her ancestry story. Finding Your Roots premieres Tuesday, Oct. 8th.

Tonight, you'll be digging through your childhood treasures after Antiques Roadshow: The Gen X Years at 7PM. Next, take another journey into the past, but this time explore the history behind the headlines when Retro Report premieres at 8PM. Then at 9PM, follow an art detective (that's a real job!) as he tracks down lost and hidden public treasures from museums and galleries across Britain in Art Detectives

On Tuesday, actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston, and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories on the season premiere of Finding Your Roots at 7PM. At 8PM, it's another hour of Retro Report where we learn a growing number of cold cases are being solved using DNA data that private citizens have submitted to genealogy websites. Then at 9PM, Frontline travels to the Philippines to take you behind the scenes of their bloody war on drugs. 


Sunrise on the Serengeti. Oh, the places you'll go on Nature, Wednesday at 7PM.

Immerse yourself in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth - from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle and all the way to the tide pools of the Pacific. Wednesday at 7PM watch The Serengeti Rules on Nature. At 8PM, an asteroid attacks Earth; watch Nova - Day the Dinosaurs Died. Then at 9PM, is the secret to animal success the ability to keep one foot in the wild and another in the city? Catch another episode of Wild Metropolis.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, Mrs. McCarthy's friend passes on, but it might not have been from natural causes. The clue: a single, white dove feather. At 8PM on Midsomer Murders, it's a case of death by cheese!  Then, at 9:30PM on Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators, a compulsive gambler's luck runs out! Lu and Frank delve into the world of high-stakes gambling. 


Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes takes the stage for his most intimate concert yet. 

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, Samantha Brown takes you along to Charleston, South Carolina.  At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, meet Eddie Morman, a self-taught artist from Lake Charles whose improvisational brushstrokes are his trademark. At 9PM it's Great Performances: Now Hear This: Handel - Italian Style followed by The Hispanic Heritage Awards at 10PM. 

Saturday at 7PM see your favorite British comedies back-to-back. At 9PM on A Place to Call Home, Elizabeth takes the death of Douglas especially hard. At 10PM on 800 Words, The Turner family is forced to revisit their tragic past when a stranger walks into town. At 10:45PM, pop hit-maker Shawn Mendes takes the stage and performs on Live From the Artists Den. If you can make it to midnight, enjoy an hour long set from Maggie Rogers on Austin City Limits

Sunday starts with a picnic disaster at 7PM on The Durrells in Corfu Season 4 on Masterpiece. At 8PM it's all drama on Poldark Season 5 on Masterpiece. Ross' tenacity in helping Ned bears fruit, but at a cost and Demelza wrestles with how best to equip the community to look after itself. We hope you're enjoying the new series Press on Masterpiece at 9PM. Holly helps Leona investigate a lead at a hospital. Meanwhile, Ed struggles with his conscience after a night working on the Post's showbiz desk.

Congratulations to Mary Durusau, winner of the Generac Generator, generously sponsored by Optimize EGS. And we want to thank all who participated in the Friends of LPB Power On Raffle! 

While the LPB Power On Raffle may be over, we've got another great opportunity in the works. Watch for your chance to enter and win a $5,000 Amazon gift card just in time for the holidays. Details coming soon!


Looking for new binge-worthy shows? Look no further than Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu. Both shows are starting new, exciting and FINAL seasons and if you have LPB Passport, you don't have to wait to watch! The new seasons of both shows are available in their entirety for Passport members. Access to LPB Passport starts at $60 or just $5 per month. 

LPB Passport also offers Louisiana exclusives including:  Attakapas: The Cajun StoryDeeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & StoriesAtchafalaya Houseboat; and Community Coffee: Cheers to 100 Years, the story of a century-old Louisiana coffee company that grew with the people it served.


Get a glimpse of the future of Baton Rouge's "Reimagined Zoo & Greenwood Community Park" on the latest Newsmakers. BREC Superintendent Corey Wilson details the master plan that includes improvements to the JS Clark golf course, an adventure playground, and easier access to the improved zoo. Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channelNewsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

On PRESS CLUB...candidates for State Senate District 14 participated in a forum. The two candidates are state Rep. Pat Smith and Cleo Fields. Both are Democrats and veteran politicians. Smith is term-limited as state representative for District 67. Fields’ previous posts include state senator and U.S. Congressman. 


LPB, Country Roads Magazine and Ann Connelly Fine Art invite you to THE ART OF FOOD on Wed. November 6th. Internationally renowned artist, Francisco Diaz from Argentina teams up with with highly-respected Louisiana Chef Jeffrey Hansell of Oxlot 9 restaurant. Hansell will interpret Pastel's artworks in a series of unique dishes, which will be served at The Art of Food dinner to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience at the spectacular Lamar Corporate Headquarters in Baton Rouge. For more information & for tickets visit the 2019 Art of Food.

Special thanks to our sponsors Lamar Advertising CompanyGeorgia-PacificAnn Connelly Fine Art and Martin Wine Cellar.

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