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A CELEBRATION OF THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR & FEMALE TRAILBLAZER - TONI MORRISON

"Hers was a monumental life that had impacted the world's culture," Timothy Greenfield - Sanders, Director - "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am".

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
AMERICAN MASTERS
Tuesday 7pm

Toni Morrison says she was inspired to write because no one took a "little black girl" seriously. Well, write she did! LPB is proud to bring you the U.S. broadcast premiere of the powerful documentary AMERICAN MASTERS — Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, the latest in PBS's summer long salute to Trailblazing Women. #TrailblazersPBS

The documentary is an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author that examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “Beloved,” “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. 

In addition to Morrison, the film features new interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned “Beloved” into a feature film. 

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CLICK HERE to watch a preview of this powerful & moving documentary. 

PROFITS & PAINKILLERS; YOUTH & GUNS - TIMELY NEWS PROGRAMS TO WATCH NOW OR LATER

OPIOIDS, INC
FRONTLINE
Tuesday  9pm

The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50 times stronger than heroin.

DON'T WANT TO WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY TO WATCH? 

You can stream it right now at pbs.org/frontline, on YouTube and in the PBS Video App.

JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION!

Join FRONTLINE | PBS and Financial Times for a conversation about holding pharma companies accountable in the opioid crisis. Tues., 6/23 at 7pm CLICK HERE TO RSVP


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LOUISIANA PUBLIC SQUARE: YOUTH & GUNS
Wednesday  7pm  ENCORE PRESENTATION

Within the last month, Governor John Bel Edwards signed three pieces of pro-gun legislation into law. They include allowing the carrying of firearms into places of worship if approved by the church, and into different municipalities even where they are banned. Those efforts, coupled with the fact that many cities see a spike in gun violence during the summer make this encore presentation of Louisiana Public Square as timely as ever. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT NOW ON LPB.ORG. 

A FEMINIST ICON; A UNIQUE INTERPRETATION

GLORIA: A LIFE
GREAT PERFORMANCES
Friday 9pm

PBS continues its summer celebrating female trailblazer with this intimate theatrical production exploring the life of Gloria Steinem, one of the most inspiring women of the feminist movement. Fifty years after Gloria Steinem began advocating for women’s equality and championing the equality rights of others, her vision remains highly relevant. 

Starring Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Christine Lahti as Steinem, the play features an all-women cast playing both male and female roles. Act one focuses on Steinem’s life and path to activism. Act two consists of a “talking circle” with the audience discussing the play’s themes, moderated by Gloria Steinem herself. This unique theatrical format offers a forum for Steinem’s philosophy on the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change.

DOWNTON ABBEY FINAL SEASON - LPB 3 Marathon
Sunday - 10am - 9:00pm

If you just finished watching the Downton Abbey SEASON 1-5 marathon this past weekend on LPB 3, now's your chance to finish watching the entire series. Watch a marathon showing of the final season Sunday from 10am until 9pm. We've got a pledge bundle that not only includes all six seasons of the show, but the 2019 movie as well! 

You can browse through all of the wonderful gifts available as our "Thank You" to you for supporting LPB at www.lpb.org/pledge . 

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

 Tragedy at the cinema and it has nothing to do with the price of concessions! GRANTCHESTER SEASON 5 ON MASTERPIECE airs Sunday at 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 RoadshowVintage Mobile
8pm-Art Detectives
9pm-Phil Spencer's Stately Homes
10pm-The Musketeers


TUESDAY
7pm-Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am: AMERICAN MASTERS
9:00pm-FRONTLINE: Opioids, Inc.
10pm-INDEPENDENT LENS: Pipe Dreams


WEDNESDAY 
7pm-Louisiana Public SquareYouth & Guns
8pm-Spy in the Wild: A NATURE mini-series 
9pm-NOVA: Australia's First Billion YearsPart 2
10pm-Prehistoric Road TripEmily has a cool job!

THURSDAY
7pm-Father Brown
8pm-Midsomer Murders
9:30pm-National Parks: America's Best Idea - New parks in Alaska



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: Gloria - A Life



SATURDAY 
7pm-As Time Goes By
7:30pm-Still Open All Hours
8pm-Mum
8:30pm-Mister Winner
9pm-Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators
10pm-SoundbreakingThe Human Instrument


SUNDAY
7pm-Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & SecretsQueen Anne
8pm-Grantchester Season 5 A murder cramps Will's date style. 
9pm-Beecham House 
10pm-Before We Die

SHREVEPORT RESCAN MOVED TO JUNE 30

ATTENTION SHREVEPORT (KLTS) ANTENNA (OVER-THE-AIR) VIEWERS! 

Plans to change the channel on which Shreveport area viewers using antennas receive LPB's signal have been delayed.  The KLTS move from channel 24 to channel 17 is now planned for Tuesday, June 30. That means you will need to rescan your television set. If you need help understanding how to rescan for channels, you can visit www.fcc.gov/rescan to watch an instructional video. 

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING RETURNS JULY 6TH ON LPB

LPB continues our partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education to help teachers, parents, and students make the most of at-home learning opportunities. LPB has prepared a block of educational programming from noon until 5pm, Monday through Friday, featuring math, science, and social studies. The programs begin the week of  July 6th.

Eureka Math Instruction Videos

  • Grades K-2       Noon – 1:30pm             Tues. & Thurs.
  • Grades 3 -5      Noon – 1:30pm             Mon., Wed., & Fri.

Illustrative Math Instruction Videos

  • Grades 6 -8      1:30 – 3:30pm               Monday – Friday

Science and Social Studies Documentaries

  • Suitable for various grades    3:30 – 5:00pm            Mon. -Fri.

For a detailed description of each week’s programs and access to hundreds more resources, go to www.lpb.org/athome.

FREE  WEBINAR - LEARN TO USE PBS LEARNINGMEDIA RESOURCES

ATTENTION TEACHERS & PARENTS!

Learn how to get started using PBS LearningMedia. These 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. 

We have several webinars planned and one is sure to fit your schedule: June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15. Go to www.lpb.org/athome to register. 

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: Andy’s Art Studio- In this game, little artists can paint masks, quilts and nesting dolls from around the world!

2. Grades 3-5: Mandarin Movement -- In this activity, language and movement unite. There are two teachers who will read a command, once in Mandarin and once in English. The students listen to both languages and then perform what the command is. Students are asked to complete things such as sit down, stand up, stop and swim. This activity is great for working on psychomotor and cognitive skills.

3. Grades 6-8: Why Do Astronauts Exercise At Least Two Hours A Day In Space? -- If you play a sport, you know that staying in shape in the off-season is just as important as it is during the regular season. If you do not keep up your training during the months you are off, you will lose your strength and agility. Just like athletes everywhere, astronauts have to keep in shape both on Earth and in space. Watch NASA astronaut Randy “Komrade” Bresnik explain the different types of workout equipment and the exercises astronauts use in space. Then, learn how you can create an experiment to simulate the effects of bone loss at home with the help of the STEM in 30 team!

4. Grades 9-12: Identifying “FAKE” News -- What is “fake” news? How do we know it’s false? Use these resources from Common Sense Education to investigate the way information is presented in order to analyze what is seen on the web. This resource is part of the News and Media Literacy Collection.

5. Teachers:

Lower Grades: Developing Cultural Awareness | Learning with the Littles

We invite you to a live discussion with illustrator, animator, writer, director and producer, Joe Murray, who created the new PBS KIDS hit, Let’s Go Luna. Together with on-staff anthropologist Erik Messal and cultural advisors from more than a dozen countries, Joe has a developed a fun, sweet, irreverent way for even our littlest learners to travel the world and develop global awareness. Designed by educators, the Learning with Littles professional learning series for Pre K-2 educators provides ideas for how to responsibly integrate media into your learning environment.

Upper Grades: Confronting Bias-Ethics in the Classroom -- The resources in this collection provide teachers with tools to incorporate ethics education in the classroom, promote understanding of differing viewpoints, and foster civil dialogue about bias. The collection is divided into three subcategories; Understanding Bias, Experiencing Bias, and Addressing Bias. 


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

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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