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A NIGHT OF HOPE AND HEALING

A NIGHT OF HOPE AND HEALING
MONDAY - 9-11PM

LPB presents a special broadcast event that includes the premiere of two documentaries examining childhood trauma...and a look at the hope scientific research is providing survivors. 

BROKEN PLACES / 9PM
Why does childhood trauma seem to severely damage some children while others are able to thrive? In the documentary Broken Places, filmmakers revisit childhood trauma victims profiled from decades ago to learn how their experiences shaped their lives as adults. You'll hear from experts who explain the devastating impact of childhood adversity, as well as the inspiring characteristics of resilience. 

RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE / 10PM
This program is a chronicle of the new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease. Resilience delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the birth of new treatments to prevent Toxic Stress - now understood to be one of the leading causes of everything from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression. 

A Night of Hope and Healing is generously underwritten by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana. 

TODAY'S MEDICAL REVOLUTION; TOMORROW'S TREATMENTS?

THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY Part 1
TUESDAY - 7:00PM

A major new four-hour documentary series from Ken Burns and Barak Goodman explores the history - and the future- of genetic science. 

From Gregor Mendel's groundbreaking experiments with peas in the 19th century to the newfound powers to alter DNA with pinpoint precision, the program will look at the growing ability to transform the treatment of some of the world's most complex and challenging diseases. The series also tackles the daunting ethical challenges that these technologies pose for humankind. Part 2 airs Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00PM on LPB.

LOOKING TO DIVE DEEPER?

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Tonight (April 6) LPB is hosting an online preview screening and chat discussion "The Gene & The Acadians: A Discussion About Genetics." 

This will include a short preview screening of the PBS documentary followed by a chat featuring Dr. John Doucet, an Acadian Geneticists with Nicholls State University and Mr. Chris Durrance, director of the The Gene - An Intimate History.

The event is free, but we request that you RSVP here! 

There are more resources available on our website at www.lpb.org/programs/thegene including a series shown on Louisiana: The State We're In that takes a closer look at why the Acadians are important to genetic research and a visit with one family affected by a hereditary disease.

A FAMILIAR FACE TO MYSTERY FANS RETURNS ON MASTERPIECE

BAPTISTE ON MASTERPIECE
SUNDAY - 9PM

French detective Julien Baptiste from the hit show The Missing returns with his own stand-alone spin-off series. Fans of The Missing will be happy to see his return, but if you haven't seen that series yet, don't worry; you'll be able to follow along the twists and turns in this crime drama just fine!

In the series The Missing, Detective Baptiste put his methodical crime solving skills to the test by helping families as they searched for their missing children. As Baptiste begins, it is now two years after his last case and a retired and restless Baptiste is visiting Amsterdam where his daughter has recently given birth. A lunch with an old flame, who also just happens to be Amsterdam's chief of police, turns out to be more than a chance to catch up on old times: she wants his help finding a missing girl. 

Geared toward a more mature audience, fans of tightly plotted crime series like Unforgotten, Inspector Lewis, and Endeavour are sure to enjoy this program. 

Baptiste on Masterpiece also co-starring.......AMSTERDAM!

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Filmmakers felt they needed a location that was full of as many twists, turns, and surprises as the plot of Baptiste itself.

LPB "AT-HOME LEARNING"  SCHEDULE & RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

ON-AIR RESOURCES

LPB's partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education continues this week with a variety of programs designed to provide parents, teachers, and students with continued at-home learning options. Geared toward middle and high school students, this week we cover topics ranging from a week-long look at great African civilizations to a challenge to "think like a genius" from none other than Stephen Hawking himself. 

LPB'S AT-HOME LEARNING PROGRAM BLOCK AIRS FROM NOON - 5PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY. The daily schedule is subject to changes and interruptions for Coronavirus updates. CLICK HERE FOR THE DAILY SCHEDULE.

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ONLINE RESOURCES

Parents - did you know that LPB PBS KIDS channel is available 24/7, offering anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8. If your carrier doesn't provide you with the channel, you can always watch it with an antennae or by downloading the PBS KIDS Video app on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices. The app offers on-demand educational videos and a livestream of the PBS KIDS channel and is completely free! For more resources for parent, teachers, and caregivers, go to lpb.org/athome

A QUICK NOTE ABOUT LISTINGS!

Like many businesses, various listing services used by LPB to update your television programming guides are being effected by coronavirus work stoppages. 

Your television guide may not always accurately reflect programs you wish to watch or record. It is always a good idea to check lpb.org/schedule to confirm the time and date of your favorite programs. There is also a search feature so you can find the showtime for your can't miss content! 

Programs are always subject to change or interruption for important emergency broadcast updates. 

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

  There's more to those backyard bunnies than you might realize. NATURE: Remarkable Rabbits - 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 - Treasure Fever
8pm-Royal House of Windsor - Part 4
9pm-Broken Places
10pm-Resilience


TUESDAY
7pm-The Gene: An Intimate History
9pm-Frontline: China Undercover
10pm-Secrets of the Dead: World War Speed



WEDNESDAY
7pm-NATURE: Remarkable Rabbits
8pm-NOVA: The Truth About Fat
9pm-Earth's Sacred Wonders
10pm-Reel South: F11 and Be There


THURSDAY
7pm-Father BrownA beekeepers mysterious death.
8pm-Midsomer Murders
9:30pm-Ken Burns Presents: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History


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

SATURDAY
7pm-As Time Goes By
7:30pm-W1a
8pm-Mum
8:30pm-Mister Winner 
9pm-Death in ParadiseAn artist is poisoned. 
10pm-Prey


SUNDAY
7pm-Call the Midwife - It's fashion show time!
8pm-World on Fire on MASTERPIECEKasia joins the resistance.
9pm-Baptiste on MASTERPIECENew show

WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?  OPENING THE ARCHIVE VAULT

You can make quarantine time learning time...with the help of the Louisiana Digital Media Archives. 

The Louisiana Digital Media Archives... or LDMA as we call it around the building...is the online home of not only LPB's Digital Collection, but also the Louisiana State Archives Multimedia Collection. That means there are thousands of hours of media and it's all freely available for you to stream!

Not even sure where to begin? We asked archivist Leslie Bourgeois to tell us about her favorite topics. Click on the titles for links!

BACK TO SCHOOL
"This features LPB educational series on a variety of topics, including math, science, history, and foreign languages," says Leslie. "It's a great option for teachers and parents!"

TRAVEL STORIES
"While staying home, you can take a virtual road trip around the state!"

COOKING SHOWS
"This is our collection of LPB cooking shows and interviews with famous chefs from around Louisiana," says Leslie. "Watch these and you will be inspired to try some new recipes."

LOUISIANA SPORTS
"If you're missing sports right now you can watch interviews with some of your favorite Louisiana athletes of the past."

LOUISIANA MUSIC
"No matter what you like, we've probably got it covered here. Watch interviews and see performances from Louisiana musicians from a variety of genres; jazz, Cajun, zydeco, country, rock, and the blues."


There is literally something for everyone! To do your own browsing, just go to www.ladigitalmedia.org and get ready to explore! 

BE A PART OF THE CONVERSATION

Today, one in five adults – over 40 million Americans – live with a mental illness. Most people with a serious condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression cycle through a revolving door of insufficient care due to lack of funding, personnel, and space. Our nation’s emergency rooms and jails are at the forefront of this battle.

Monday, April 13, LPB teams up with ITVS and Independent Lens for a closer look at the response to the mental health crisis. At 9pm watch the premiere of psychiatrist and filmmaker Kenneth Rosenberg’s Bedlam for Independent Lens. Rosenberg’s film follows the lives of three patients who find themselves with a chronic lack of institutional support, weaving in his own personal story of how the system failed his late sister, who battled with schizophrenia. 

 During the broadcast premiere, viewers will have an opportunity to take part in a special survey designed to help shape both the local and national conversation on mental health issues.

Says Independent Lens Executive Producer Lois Vossen, “Care of the mentally ill is an issue that deserves discussion, and our goal with the public broadcast of this documentary is to prompt new conversations around this crucial topic."

HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER YOUR QUARANTINE?

These are strange days indeed.

Days when we are urged to "isolate" ourselves away from group gatherings. To not come together for spring crawfish boils and baseball games. To not go to class or in some cases, not even work. 

Louisiana is doing our part...and some day we will hopefully look back on this time and shake our heads in amazement. The memories of these weeks will become far-fetched stories we will tell our children and grandchildren.

How will you remember your quarantine?

A simple way to do that and share your story with the world is by taking part in the PBS American Portrait national storytelling project. 

LPB has been sharing details about this project with you for the last few months, but it's taking on a new light. Now, people across America - both young and old - are finding it a powerful point of connection during this time of separation. It's an easy way for you to share how the coronavirus is impacting your daily life. 

Taking part is simple: go to the PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT website, and follow the instructions on how to "add your story." You'll be allowed to choose from several prompts to get you started; things like "I never expected..." or "None of us are prepared for this..."

Tell your story through text, photos with captions, or video. Tell how the pandemic is changing your routine, how it's already affected your job or school, and share what your thoughts and feelings are. 

The PBS American Portrait project is our chance to show what it means to be an American, living in Louisiana, during some strange days. Upload your story and share it on social media. Don't forget to tag or mention #/@LPB.

LPB KEEPS YOU INFORMED WITH NEWSMAKERS & PRESS CLUB

Newsmakers is a weekly program presenting news and speakers from the capitol city region. During the COVID-19 health crisis, LPB will be archiving most of Governor Joh Bel Edwards' press updates as part of this important series. You can watch them on LPB's YouTube channelNewsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law.

PRESS CLUB is a weekly program highlighting the meetings of the Baton Rouge Press Club. Those meetings have been put on hold as part of the governor's "stay at home" order. LPB's coverage will return as soon as that order has been lifted. In the meantime, you can watch archived 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 .

LPB NOW LIVE ON YOUTUBE TV

LPB is now streaming live on YouTube TV. Dedicated live channels for LPB and LPB KIDS, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full line-up available in Louisiana, you can visit the YouTube TV live guide or the LPB schedule here.

 “We are committed to providing viewers with the opportunity to watch LPB on as many platforms as possible,” says Beth Courtney, President & CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. “In our increasingly mobile world, this new partnership with YouTube TV provides viewers with even more options so they can enjoy all of their favorite PBS and LPB programs.”

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