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For the first time ever, iconic Christmas performances spanning the decades are brought together for families of all ages to share. Watch "A Classic Christmas" Saturday at 7pm. 

Monday - How much is a photo signed by Einstein worth? Find out on Antiques Roadshow (7pm). At 8pm, the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer-Prize winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday on American Masters. Next, The Art Detectives (9:30pm) head to the Welsh countryside in search of a potentially lost work by Mary Beale, Britain's first commercially successful female artist. 

Jubilee-Singers_Circa_1875_super-small.jpg#asset:28949 The Fisk Jubilee Singers circa 1875. 

Tuesday - How did a group of mostly former slaves battle prejudice and oppression to sing their way to performing for presidents and queens? Their remarkable story is the subject of American Experience Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory (8pm). Next Frontline (9pm) presents the U.S. broadcast premiere of one of the year's most critically acclaimed documentaries: For Sama. Waad al-Kateab documents falling in love, getting married, and giving birth to her daughter Sama - all while filming the cataclysmic conflict raging in Syria around them. "This is not just a film for me - it's my life," said Waad. 


A cool customer! "Nature" takes a look at bears, Wednesday at 7pm. 

Wednesday - Take a trip around the globe tonight with Nature: Bears (7pm). From grizzlies to pandas, follow the adventures of bears around the world as they draw on their brains and brawn in the struggle to adapt...and survive. Next is a two-hour NOVA: The Violence Paradox (8pm). You see violence all over the news, but some people say this is the most peaceful time in history! NOVA investigates. 

Thursday - Father Brown (8pm) holds the key to the crown and the fate of his friend Hercule Flambeau. Next on Midsomer Murders (8pm) it's murder most "fowl" when the president of the bird-watching club is found dead. Tonight is the finale of And Then There Were None (9:30pm) with the real killer on Soldier Island revealed. 

Friday - Start your weekend with a look at the top news on Louisiana: The State We're In (7pm). On Louisiana Legends(8pm) meet internationally renowned textile artist Rebecca Vizard. From the small town of St. Joseph to the high-end cosmopolitan world of design, Vizard's work graces homes across the country. Next on Art Rocks! (8:30pm) meet Ascension Parish painter Alvin Batiste who recreates the rural life and music of the past through his folk art. And from the bayou to the bard, Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing (9pm) brings a modern interpretation of Shakespeare's romantic classic. 


LPB showcases Louisiana's unique history with locally produced "Attakapas: The Cajun Story" Saturday at 9pm. 

Saturday - Kick-off your holiday season with familiar Yuletide songs performed by legendary artists on A Classic Christmas premiering on LPB at 7pm. This nostalgic special is hosted by Gavin MacLeod ("The Love Boat") and Marion Ross ("Happy Days") and will spotlight some of your favorite traditional carols and popular standards. With the use of archival footage from the 1950s through the 1970s you'll see the likes of Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Mahalia Jackson, and Nat King Cole. 

The evening of song and stories continues with an encore showing of LPB's dynamic and immersive Attakapas: The Cajun Story (9pm). This multi-media stage show features Louisiana singer - songwriter, poet, cultural activist, and environmentalist Zachary Richard. The story chronicles the plight of the Acadian people during their expulsion by the British from Nova Scotia and their epic journey and eventual arrival in Louisiana. It's history brought to life with song and storytelling. 


What will the number one recipe be? Watch America's Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary Special at 6pm.

Sunday - How do you celebrate 20 years of being the most-watched cooking show on public television? With a cooking-countdown of course! Fans across the country voted for their all-time favorite recipes from the series and you'll see the results on America's Test Kitchen 20th Anniversary Special (6pm). Cook your favorite recipe and share it with LPB on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. USE: @lpborg #lpbcooks.

Want a way to bring together your love of house hunting and Jane Austen? Look no further than Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors (7pm). The "Pride and Prejudice" author used houses and property as central themes in her work, so tonight we'll trace her life and career through the homes and holiday apartments where Austen is known to have lived and stayed. 

TheChaperone_KeyArtsuper-small.jpg#asset:29009 The Chaperone begins tonight at 8pm. 

If you have LPB Passport then you may have already seen The Chaperone (8pm). A sneak peek at this captivating drama from Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes is just one of the many perks associated with an LPB Passport membership. If not, you're in for a treat! Journey from Kansas to New York City and explore the life of a fictional chaperone to Jazz Age star Louise Brooks. 


John George's gives you the inside "scoop" on the purchase of "The Times - Picayune" on Newsmakers. You can watch it 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...U.S. Sen. John Kennedy speaks about congressional politics and issues in Washington. You can watch PRESS CLUB at or on LPB's YouTube channel


Great Performances is back with its third annual "Broadway's Best" lineup and this year features a nice mix of fan favorites and critically acclaimed productions and you can watch them any time you want with LPB  Passport. The lineup includes "42nd Street," "Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I," "Kinky Boots," "Red," and "Much Ado About Nothing." You'll see all the productions on LPB, but you can binge them now with LPB Passport. Access to LPB Passport starts at $60 or just $5 per month and includes such fan favorites as the entire Downton Abbey series and The Durrells in Corfu on LPB Passport.

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.


Want to plan a fantastic Christmas surprise for your children or grandchildren?

How about treating them to LPB's Very Merry Christmas Breakfast! Santa and Mrs. Claus will welcome you and your children while you enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. You'll hear Christmas stories and carolers will sing songs. But you know what will really make this Christmas breakfast unlike any other? The special appearances by some of your child's favorite PBS characters!

Daniel Tiger, Curious George, Luna,Super Why!, and Princess Presto will all be there! Let LPB help you make this a holiday they won't forget. 

The fun begins Saturday, December 7th at 10am at the Raising Cane's River Center Ballroom in Baton Rouge. To make your reservations, go to


Friends of LPB is pleased to offer you the opportunity to make this holiday season even brighter. How about a chance to win a $5,000 Amazon gift card?

With the Season of Smiles raffle, each ticket is just $30.00. If you buy five you’ll get a sixth chance to win, free. Of course that money goes to support all of your favorite programs right here on LPB. The deadline to enter is midnight December 17th and the drawing will be December 18th

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