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GET READY FOR A RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY

DOWNTON ABBEY SEASONS 1 - 5 MARATHON                                                          
Begins Friday - 8pm thru Sunday -  7pm

So, binging doesn't seem like something the Dowager Countess would approve of, but we hope LPB viewers won't think it distasteful, especially when it comes to the cream of the crop of British period dramas! LPB is proud to present the first 5 seasons of Downton Abbey this Memorial Day weekend. Starting with all the drama of the visit by the unfortunate Mr. Pamuk to the devastation of World War I to the changes brought on by the Roaring Twenties, you get to see it all again...or perhaps for the first time!

We won't leave you hanging! LPB will present a Season 6 marathon, Sunday, May 31 starting at 10am.

There are lots of wonderful special features available on the PBS Downton Abbey webpage, including this feature on Downton's Unsung Hero - Isis.

isis.png#asset:37072 An Earl's best friend!

THE BEAUTY OF AMERICA BROUGHT TO YOUR LIVING ROOM!

THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA
6 episodes
Beginning Thursday - 9:30pm

As our country slowly starts to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis, some are urging Americans to consider a "staycation" this year - vacationing in their own state or country instead of international travel. We can think of no better travel brochure to entice you to do just that than the stunning series THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA.

Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan spent over six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, but still manage to make the series intimate and compelling. Eventually, it's a story about people who were willing to devote themselves to saving a portion of the land they loved - the ultimate symbol of freedom and democracy. 

National-Parks-Vintage-Yellowstone-glacier-point.jpg#asset:37167 Thursday - The founding of our first national park - Yellowstone.

AN AMERICAN TRADITION CONTINUES

NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
Sunday - 7pm

One of PBS' highest rated programs, this year's star-studded NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT is America's night of remembrance. It's our chance to honor our troops, veterans, and wounded warriors - all of those people, along with their families, who have given their lives for our nation.

This year's program will feature new content, especially relevant to our current situation. Along with honoring our troops, you'll also see a celebration of our heroes who are doing so much for all of us in the current fight against COVID - 19.

Hosted by Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, the show will feature performances and appearances by General Colin Powell, Renee Fleming, Sam Elliot, Laurence Fishburne, Trace Adkins, Esai Morales, CeCe Winans, and many more. 

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 you can experience lots of Louisiana history from the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953 to a profile on Leah Chase - the queen of Creole cuisine. Plus a look at the world's greatest rivers including the Mississippi.  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

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

 The amazing story of the man behind the tornado ratings system and the discovery he made that is still saving lives to this day. Mr. Tornado - AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Tuesday @ 8pm.


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 - Little Rock
8pm-Fake or Fortune?
9pm-Phil Spencer's Stately Homes
10pm-The Musketeers 


TUESDAY
7pm-NOVA: Deadliest Tornadoes
8pm-Mr. Tornado: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
9pm-FRONTLINE: Inside Italy's Covid War
10pm-Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words


WEDNESDAY 
7pm-NATURE: A Spy in the Wild
8pm-NOVA: Eagle Power
9pm-Expedition with Steve Backshall - Suriname
10pm-Reel South 


THURSDAY
7pm-Father Brown  - Who's out to get a tortured artist?
8pm-Midsomer Murders
9:30pm-National Parks: America's Best Idea


FRIDAY
7pm-Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm-Washington Week
8pm-Downton Abbey Seasons 1-5 marathon begins!

SATURDAY - All Downton - All Day

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SUNDAY
7pm-National Memorial Day Concert
8:30pm-National Memorial Day Concert - Encore
10pm-Bletchley Circle
11:30pm-Last Tango in Halifax

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. 

GET READY FOR A ROAD TRIP THROUGH TIME!

PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP
Coming Soon! - June 17

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Emily Graslie, host of Prehistoric Road Trip, outside of Hanna, WY. Credit Julie Florio and WTTW.

PBS's upcoming show, PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP takes you back in time through America's fossil country. During the 3-part series, host, writer, and executive producer Emily Graslie will take us on an EPIC road trip exploring the American West. Along the way she'll encounter mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have helped shape the Earth.

You could get a sneak peek at this much anticipated show AND have some fun while learning. Go to www.lpb.org/roadtrip and sign up for LPB's Girls Virtual Road Trip to the Museum! This online event is planned for Saturday, June 13 and is designed for girls in grades 4 - 6. Not only will the girls and their families get a preview of the show, each attendee will get to talk with women scientists from the LSU College of Science. Each of our young scientist will be mailed a hands-on science kit that will get them outside and exploring the natural world! Share your discoveries online with us! The event is free, but attendance is limited and you must RSVP to take part. The deadline is May 31st. Go to www.lpb.org/roadtrip to register. 

Big thanks to LSU College of Science, Geaux Science Explorations (funded by the Halliburton EAB Foundation) and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. 

Major funding for PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP is provided by The Negaunee Foundation. Major funding also comes from The Grainger Foundation, The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation, PBS, and WTTW donors and members.

5 NEW PICKS FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES!

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: Pinkalicious & Peterrific/ Pinka-Perfect Band -- Experiment with different instruments, sounds, and rhythms with this PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC® online game. After choosing a drum set, xylophone, or harp, children make changes in order to create their own unique musical instrument, and then play along with the Pinkalicious & Peterrific characters in a musical performance.

 

2. Grades 3-5: Tynker Hour Of Puzzle: Candy Quest -- Students are introduced to computer programming concepts as they solve basic coding puzzles, and enhance STEM learning outcomes as they play a fun coding adventure game. Learn skills such as patterning, sequencing, loops, conditionals, critical thinking and problem solving, while leading a personalized troll through the adventure!

 

3. Grades 6-8: Graphing Distance and Time: Travel -- In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos and complete interactive activities to learn how to represent a young man’s unicycle trip on a graph. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a mathematics focus on expressing distance–time relationships with graphs. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.

 

4. Grades 9-12: Is There Life in Space? -- The High-Adventure Science Space Module contains five activities. In this module, you will explore the question, “Is there life in space?” You will discover how scientists find planets and other astronomical bodies through the wobble (also known as Doppler spectroscopy or radial-velocity) and transit methods. Then you will compare zones of habitability around different star types, discovering the zone of liquid water possibility around each star type. Finally, you will explore how scientists use spectroscopy to learn about atmospheres on distant planets. You will not be able to answer the question at the end of the module, but you will be able to explain how scientists find distant planets and moons and how they determine whether those astronomical bodies could be habitable.

 

5. Teachers: Cyberchase Text-to-Teacher Program (Grades 1-4) -- Looking for free, STEM resources to use with students in grades 1-4? Sign up for the popular Cyberchase Text-to Teacher program from the award-winning PBS KIDS math series. Teachers receive text messages once a week throughout the school year with links to FREE, quality, STEM classroom resources from Cyberchase. Text LPB to 30644 today to receive messages throughout the school year. Message and data rates may apply.

 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!

Attention parents and teachers!

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 www.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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