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A NIGHT OF FINALES FOR ALL OF YOUR SUNDAY FAVORITES!

Sunday is definitely a night of MUST SEE TV on LPB with the season finales of 3 hot shows! Worried about what to watch on Sunday nights now? Never fear! Keep reading to see that LPB has great things planned ahead! 

CALL THE MIDWIFE - FINALE
Sunday - 7pm

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The Season 9 finale finds the council planning to cut funding for Nonnatus House. Sister Julienne isn't taking that news lightly; instead, she takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile Nurse Crane cares for an unmarried expectant mother while Petra must move up her wedding after becoming pregnant. 

WORLD ON FIRE ON MASTERPIECE - FINALE
Sunday - 8pm

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This sweeping tale of World War 2 and the ordinary people whose lives are turned upside down has fans hoping for more! In the finale, Harry realizes as second chance to save Kasia from the horror that is Warsaw. And will Lois find happiness with new love, Vernon?  BONUS- Season 1 is available to binge or watch again on LPB Passport!

BAPTISTE ON MASTERPIECE - FINALE
Sunday - 9pm

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This murder mystery comes to a shocking conclusion after Julien discovers the inside source! The final showdown will leave him shaken - and viewers right along with him. BONUS - The series is available on LPB Passport.


WHAT'S AHEAD IN JUNE!

 

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THE STORY OF STRUGGLE & TRIUMPH OF AMERICA'S FIRST "UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS"

ASIAN AMERICANS - 2 NIGHT EVENT
Monday 7-9pm
Tuesday 7-10pm

They are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, according to the 2010 U.S. Census report. Asian Americans is a five-part multi-night broadcast event in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

The documentary begins with America's first "undocumented immigrants" - arriving from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Despite huge disadvantages, they manage to build railroads and the country while taking their fight for equality all the way to the Supreme Court. 

Sweeping on to World War II through to the new millennium, you'll explore the impact of Asian Americans on the country's past, present, and future, told through individual lives and personal histories. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A 2:30 MINUTE VIDEO ABOUT A LOUISIANA FAMILY DISCOVERING THEIR SOUTH ASIAN ROOTS.

HOW DO YOU STOP A CONTAGIOUS KILLER MICROBE?

NOVA: DECODING COVID-19
Wednesday - 8pm

Join doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID -19 as they strategize to stop the spread. Meet the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, see what it does to the human body, and find out why it exploded into a pandemic. 

EXPLORE MORE FROM NOVA - Click here to browse resources on everything from herd immunity to an explanation of how the coronavirus test works.

LPB LEARNING AT HOME 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 learning at home options. Geared toward middle and high school students, this week at look at innovation and entrepreneurism with  "Boss: The Black Experience in Business" and the series, "Breakthrough: Ideas." NOVA will take you inside animal minds and you won't be confined to your home if you go along with Steve Backshall on his adventures. For a more detailed look at the programs airing, go to lpb.org/athome. 

LPB'S LEARNING AT HOME 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.

MORE RESOURCES:
COVID-19 Information
For Educators, Parents, Students

LPB SNEAK PEEK - COOKING WITH THE QUEENS

KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS
Saturday - 10am
Sneak Peek! Watch for series premiere in 
June

LPB is proud to partner with WYES-TV to premiere a new cooking series that turns the spotlight on women who are changing the culinary landscape of New Orleans in KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS.  Produced by WYES, the 26-part series will introduce viewers to female chefs who are making their mark on the city’s food scene with unforgettable and uncommon dishes. 

To capture the dynamics of this transforming industry, all of the dishes in the series were shot on location in kitchens that ran the gamut from an expansive teaching kitchen at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, to the compact Diva Dawg food truck, to homey digs in Mosquito Supper Club’s Creole cottage. 

After Saturday's sneak peek, LPB viewers can watch the entire series beginning Saturday, June 13 at 12:00pm. Click here for more details about Kitchen Queens: New Orleans.

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

 "Mass" was originally commissioned by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the opening of Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Leonard Bernstein Mass - Friday @ 9pm.


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


MONDAY
7pm-Asian AmericansParts 1 & 2
9pm-Phil Spencer's Stately Homes
10pm-The Musketeers - Birthday celebration goes awry!


TUESDAY
7pm-Asian AmericansParts 3 & 4
9pm-Asian AmericansPart 5
10pm-Mother's Day 


WEDNESDAY 
7pm-NATURE: A Spy in the Wild
8pm-NOVA: Decoding Covid - 19
9pm-Expedition with Steve Backshall
10pm-Reel South - Alice Gerrard, female folk pioneer.


THURSDAY
7pm-Father Brown  
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 Places to Love
8:30pm-Art Rocks!
9pm-Great Performances: Leonard Bernstein Mass


SATURDAY
7pm-As Time Goes By
7:30pm-Still Open All Hours 
8pm-Mum
8:30pm-Mister Winner 
9pm-Death in Paradise 
10pm-Moonstone 


SUNDAY
7pm-Call the Midwife - Finale
8pm-World on Fire on MASTERPIECE - Finale
9pm-Baptiste on MASTERPIECE - Finale

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. 

COMING SOON: YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A DOWNTON ABBEY MARATHON!

Watch for a marathon of Seasons 1-5 starting Friday night, May 22, and lasting through the Memorial Day weekend. All the episodes, all the drama, and all the witticisms of those first 5 seasons, back-to-back. 

It all comes to a dramatic conclusion the following week with a marathon of Season 6, starting Sunday, May 31. Look for more details in our next newsletter!

5 NEW PICKS FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS: EDUCATIONAL APP'S!

LPB offers proven educational resources to parents, teachers, and caregivers across the state. With thousands of options to choose from, both on-air and on-line, LPB is Louisiana's largest classroom.  

With so many tools at your disposal it might even get a little overwhelming. That's why LPB's Educational Technology Manager, Nancy Tooraen, is making it a little easier for you. She's breaking down her weekly Top 5 Resources from our Learn @Home website. Nancy even sorts them out by grade! 

These are Nancy's picks for this week!

1. Grades PreK-2: Photo Stuff with Ruff Ruffman Mobile Download - Photo Stuff with Ruff will inspire your child to discover what the “stuff” in his or her world is made of. In this camera-based experience, your child will learn about science by exploring his or her surroundings and taking pictures of different materials to complete silly scenes. Play it together, record and share your observations in fun, creative ways! The App features 40 comical scenes to complete, 80 unique properties to find, a photo gallery to save and share, and selfie moments!

2. Grades 3-5: Don’t Flood the Fidgets! Interactive Game - Build a city that will keep the Fidgets and their community safe and dry during a flood with this PBS KIDS game. Engage in the iterative design process to build a fictional flood-resistant city, using a defined amount of funds and building materials. Then analyze an image of a real location to evaluate how well it has been designed to reduce the impacts of flooding. This resource provides opportunities for students to use the engineering design process as well as create a model and engage in argument from evidence. 

3. Grades 6-8:   Newton’s Triple Play Baseball Science - This very popular interactive lesson teaches how Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion connects to “America’s Past Time” Baseball. After viewing great baseball clips and animations that relate Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion to baseball, students apply what they’ve learned about these laws to another sport or other real-life situation. During the lesson, students complete three interactive formative online assessments—one for each law—and a summative review, in which students fill out a chart by matching descriptions to each law. At the end of the lesson, students produce a media project that demonstrates their understanding of these fundamental physical science principles.

4. Grades 9-12: Lights, Camera, Budget! - Lights, Camera, Budget! is an online game designed to help high school students learn, study, and review financial literacy topics while also practicing their budgeting skills. In the game, students are positioned as movie producers who have been given $100 million to produce a movie. To get the movie produced, they must prove they have good personal finance skills to keep their budget on track.

5. Teachers: 5 Virtual Ways to Build a Classroom Community – From PBS Teachers Lounge--So what do you do? Do you send off your students with a two week packet and hope for the best? Or when your families or administrators ask that you provide continuity of learning to your kids virtually, you step up to the plate.  Is the first step to take out your plan book and begin mapping out your online academic content? What do you do with your new normal? What does distance learning look like for our younger kids? Where do you start?

 Watch for LPB's Top 5 Learn @Home Resources weekly in The Advocate.

REGISTER NOW FOR OUR NEXT PBS LEARNINGMEDIA WEBINAR

WHAT: PBS LearningMedia Webinar
WHEN: June 4 - 10AM
HOW:
Register by clicking here!

Learn how to get started using PBS LearningMedia. Resources are aligned to national and state standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, and subject area.

CONGRATULATIONS TO LPB'S 2020 LOUISIANA YOUNG HEROES

LPB is proud to announce the six high school students being recognized as this year’s Louisiana Young Heroes. Now in its 25th year, LPB’s Young Heroes Program celebrates the achievements of students who have inspired those around them, and have devoted their time, talents, and energy to making their communities better places.

 This year’s Louisiana Young Heroes are:

Anthony Chiasson – 10th grader at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge

Lillian DeJean – 12th grader homeschooled in Lafayette

Claire Holder – 12th grader at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge

Caleb Lewis – 12th grader at Northlake Christian School in Covington

Riley Marze – 10th grader at Leesville High School in Leesville

Garrett Sanders – 12th grader at Hammond High Magnet School in Hammond

The Young Heroes and their families will be honored on Louisiana Young Heroes Day later this year. Congratulations to you all!

Go to lpb.org/heroes to learn more about each Young Hero. 

Much thanks for the support of our generous sponsors. 

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DO YOU KNOW A HELPER? SHARE THE STORY WITH LPB

Do you know someone who is making a difference during the COVID-19 health crisis? In honor of PBS icon Fred Rogers, Louisiana Public Broadcasting is recognizing the ways Louisianans are making a difference - in big and small ways - with the new digital series, “The Helpers.”

Mister Rogers always encouraged young people to “look for the helpers,” in uncertain times, and these comforting words have inspired this new LPB project.

Here’s how you can help! If you or someone you know is helping others right now, share that story with LPB. Go to www.lpb.org/helpers for more details. 

Tell us how you or someone you know is helping the community during this crisis and our team will get back to you regarding how to produce a short video for us to share. This video may be used on any of our four statewide broadcast channels or online social media pages.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A WHOLE-HOUSE GENERATOR

You don't have to sweat the small stuff this hurricane season because Friends of LPB and Optimize EGS are once again teaming up to bring you the opportunity to win a Generac Generator. This fantastic prize is valued at over $10,000 and includes installation! A whole-house generator will provide you with peace of mind as hurricane season fast approaches. Along with that peace of mind comes the knowledge that you are supporting the programs you and your family love on LPB!

Here's what you need to know to get the power party on!

Tickets: $20 per ticket or 6 for $100.00 (that's like getting one ticket free!)
Deadline: Sept. 7 @ midnight
Drawing: Sept. 8
Details: www.lpb.org/events/power-on-raffle

HOW WILL YOU REMEMBER YOUR QUARANTINE?

People across America - both young and old - are finding PBS's American Portrait project a powerful point of connection during quarantine. The project is 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 that will help to get you started.

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 channel

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

LOUISIANA LEGENDS AWARDS GALA & AUCTION RESCHEDULED

Tickets are available for the upcoming Friends of LPB, 2020 Louisiana Legends Awards Gala & Auction. 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 event was previously scheduled for March, but was postponed due to the pandemic. 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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