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RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS & CAREGIVERS

In an effort to ensure limited disruption to Louisiana students' education due to public school closures through April 13, LPB, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education and in collaboration with PBS stations nationwide, have announced a plan to provide teachers, parents, caregivers, and students with resources to continue learning at home. LPB and other public media stations have prepared broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources - in alignment with state curriculum - to provide continued at-home learning. 

This educational schedule runs from noon-5, Monday thru Friday and will include programs covering diverse topics such as US & Louisiana history, Astronomy, Natural History, and Biology. For a look at this week's programming, CLICK HERE to access the LPB schedule. For more learning@home resources, CLICK HERE.

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RESOURCES & INFORMATION

With the developing coronavirus pandemic, LPB is committed to providing you with the latest information possible. From PBS NewsHour and special national coverage to briefings from the Louisiana governor's office, LPB is working to make sure you have access to information from the most reliable sources. 

Watch for updates on air, online, and on our social media platforms. 

CLICK HERE for COVID-19 information. 

LATEST INFORMATION AND VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

CONFRONTING CORONAVIRUS: A PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL
THURSDAY, 7pm

Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS NewsHour Special will focus on health precautions for individuals and the public-at-large as well as the pandemic's economic impact in both the United States and globally. The primetime special, to be anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, will include interviews with officials; reporting from NewsHour's bench of special correspondents throughout the world; and a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America, to be moderated by NewsHour correspondents Amna Nawaz and William Brangham.

BEHIND THE CASTLE DOORS - A CLOSER LOOK AT THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR

THE ROYAL HOUSE OF WINDSOR - PART 1 
MONDAY, 8pm

What does it take to survive generation after generation of crisis? According to the six-part documentary The Royal House of Windsor it takes a mixture of ruthlessness, pragmatism, and sheer good luck! Episode 1, aptly titled "Adapt or Die" goes to the way-way-back to offer fresh insights into how George V (1865-1936) rescued the monarchy by dumping his family's German roots, and also explores the Edward VIII abdication crisis. 

The program is hosted by Gwilym Lee, who plays DS Charlie Nelson in the latest LPB season of Midsomer Murders and as well as Samuel Castell from Jamestown. 


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PHIL SPENCER'S STATELY HOMES 
MONDAY, 9pm

THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

NIALL FERGUSON'S NETWORLD
TUESDAY 7pm

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok...how many of these social media platforms are you on? Many of them may have started out idealistically as a way to connect the world; now they are just as likely to be the source of anxiety and fake news. 

Historian and author Niall Ferguson explores the centuries-old origin story of social networking in this three-part series airing back-to-back on LPB, Tuesday. From the Reformation and 17th century witch hunts through the American Revolution, to the nightmare visions of Orwell's 1984, Ferguson takes a close look at the intersection of social media, technology, and the spread of cultural movements. 

“In order to truly understand the influence and power of social networks, it’s essential to look into the past,” says Ferguson. “The advent of fake news, corporate monopolies and government interference is nothing new. Only by understanding history can we find solutions to the issues facing our new ‘networld’ today like information war and election interference.”

A SUNDAY MIDWIFE MARATHON - GET READY FOR THE NEW SEASON!

CALL THE MIDWIFE SEASON 8 MARATHON
SUNDAY BEGINNING @ 5pm

LPB brings you a marathon full of your favorite midwives! 

Join us as we present CALL THE MIDWIFE SEASON 8 Marathon with episodes one through eight airing back to back this Sunday. Return to Nonnatus House in 1964, a time of change both in Poplar and throughout the world. The nuns and nurses are facing a variety of challenges and romance may be on the horizon for one of them!

The marathon is all in anticipation of the Season 8 finale followed by the Season 9 premiere, both airing next Sunday. CLICK HERE TO SEE A PREVIEW OF THE NEW SEASON.



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AND DON'T FORGET!

Watch all new episodes of Midsomer Murders, Thursdays @  8pm.

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

Not a bad looking place to be right about now!  NATURE: Yosemite - Wednesday @ 7pm.



Click on the links to find out more about each of these LPB programs! For complete listings check schedules at LPB.org.


MONDAY
7pm-Antiques Roadshow: Crocker Art Museum
8pm-Royal House of Windsor
9pm-Phil Spencer's Stately Homes


TUESDAY
7pm-Niall Ferguson's Networld - Disruption
8pm-Niall Ferguson's Networld - Winner Takes All
9pm-Niall Ferguson's Networld - Networld War



WEDNESDAY
7pm-Nature: Yosemite
8pm-NOVA: Japan's Killer Quake
9pm-Food - Delicious ScienceA 3-course meal on food & our bodies.


THURSDAY
7pm-Confronting Coronavirus: A PBS NewsHour Special
8pm-Midsomer MurdersMedieval torture in Midsomer!
9pm-Vera- the return of Brenda Blethyn.


FRIDAY
7pm-Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm-Washington Week
8pm-Samantha Brown's Places to Love
8:30pm-Art Rocks!
9pm-Great Performances: Turandot

SATURDAY
7pm-As Time Goes By
7:30pm-W1a
8pm-Mum
8:30pm-Detectorists
9pm-A Place to Call Home
10pm-Prey


SUNDAY
5pm-Call the Midwife-Marathon

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS & MORE RESOURCES

As the number of cases increase, so does the amount of information and rumor about the novel coronavirus. How do you separate fact from fiction? LPB and PBS are trusted sources for information. 

For the latest news daily, watch PBS NewsHour.
PBS NewsHour Schedule:
Mon-Fri @ 6pm
Sat. & Sun. check schedule at lpb.org/schedule 

LPB has a put together a page full of official news from the Louisiana governor's office and the CDC, as well as resources for parents & caregivers from PBS KIDS. It includes everything from expert advice on how to talk to your kids about coronavirus to Elmo worksheets that show you how to wash your hands! It's a page full of useful information from trusted sources and it's all in one helpful location: www.lpb.org/health.

LPB LearningMedia has resources that can help teachers, parents and students as we deal with statewide school closures.

LPB KEEPS YOU INFORMED WITH NEWSMAKERS & PRESS CLUB

On Newsmakers, Governor John Bel Edwards talked about the role we all have to play in stopping the spread of the coronavirus. The governor also spoke about his priorities for the upcoming legislative session. You can watch the entire speech anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channelNewsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

We also have Governor Edwards' address from last week to the Baton Rouge PRESS CLUB. The coronavirus was the main topic of discussion from last week's meeting as well. You can watch PRESS CLUB at lpb.org or on LPB's YouTube channel

LPB POSTPONES LOUISIANA LEGENDS AWARDS GALA & AUCTION

Out of an abundance of caution, Friends of LPB have postponed the 2020 Louisiana Legends Awards Gala & Auction, says Terri Crockett, Executive Director. The annual event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana's sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and brought honor to the state. The decision to postpone is being made out of concern for the well-being of the guests in light of the still developing threat of the coronavirus. The gala has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 22.

For more information about Louisiana Legends, go to www.lpb.org/louisianalegends .

A $10,000 DELTA GIFT CARD COULD BE YOURS!

DETAILS
What: Enter to win a $10,000 Delta Air Lines Gift Card & fly anywhere in the world.
How: Tickets are $100.00 each. Only 500 will be sold!!
When: Ends April 1st

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

LPB'S BETH COURTNEY HONORED AS BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Beth Courtney, President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. She was named 2020 Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters at their annual Prestige Awards luncheon on Tuesday, March 10. 

Courtney, who has been a part of the LPB family since 1976, was honored for her “significant contributions and service to the broadcast industry”  and for her “outstanding record of civic achievement and public service.” Courtney’s daughter Julia George Moore accepted the award on her behalf.

The LPB produced documentary In The Blind was also honored by LAB, winning in the category “Uniquely Louisiana” which recognizes “the best program highlighting the diversity of the people, places and things of Louisiana.” In The Blind, produced, written, and directed by Emma Lou Reid, traces the unique traditions and rich culture of waterfowl hunting in Louisiana.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AMERICAN?

PBS and LPB are teaming up to launch one of the most ambitious storytelling initiatives ever. AMERICAN PORTRAIT aims to capture the state and the spirit of our nation in a way that only YOU can do: by telling YOUR story, and sharing it with the rest of the world. Taking part is simple: go to the PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT website, and follow the instructions on how to "add your story." You'll be given a series of thought-provoking prompts that you can finish. 

Some examples include: "I was raised to believe..." "You don't know what it's like to..." or "What keeps me up at night is..." 
You can submit a video, a photograph, a drawing, or text. 

LPB will be telling you more about American Portrait in the coming month. Everyone is invited to take part. Sign up and start sharing your story with America. 

NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENDED FOR LPB'S "YOUNG HEROES" AWARDS

You still have one more week to nominate an exceptional young person for LPB's Louisiana Young Heroes! 

Every year, we look to highlight everyday high school students who are doing exceptional good in their communities. They are Louisiana students in grades 9-12 who excel academically and give significantly of themselves through public service, or overcome adversity, or exhibited extraordinary heroism, or serves as an inspiration to others. 

Get more details and access the online nomination form at lpb.org/heroes

Nominations accepted through Monday, March 23. LPB's Young Heroes is sponsored by Propane Dealers of Louisiana, Hancock Whitney, Demco, Hotel Indigo, and Community Coffee. 

YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

LPB wants to know what you think. Take our quick survey to tell LPB how we can better serve you!  Go to www.lpb.org/survey

PASSPORT BINGE OPPORTUNITY!

Delhi in the 19th century is brought to vivid life in the rich new MASTERPIECE series Beecham House and you can see the ENTIRE SERIES before it even airs on PBS as a special benefit to members of LPB Passport

Beecham House tells the story of John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who buys a magnificent mansion in India and moves there to begin a new life. He brings his family along with him including his scheming mother (Lesley Nicol, Downton Abbey's Miss Patmore) and rebellious brother (Hello Leo Suter, Sanditon's Young Stringer!) and a mysterious and apparently motherless infant. CLICK HERE to watch a short preview!

As a member of LPB Passport, you can watch all six episodes of Beecham House plus you get extended access to a digital, on-demand library of more than 1,500 episodes of PBS favorites, including select MASTERPIECE shows like Sanditon, Downton Abbey, Poldark, and The Durrells in Corfu. 

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LPB Passport also provides you with access to local programs produced right here at home by LPB. LPB Passport offers exclusives like Attakapas: The Cajun StoryDeeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories; & Atchafalaya Houseboat

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