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CELEBRATE AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY WITH A PBS TRADITION!

A CAPITOL FOURTH
Saturday - 7pm (encore 8:30pm)
Join PBS for the special 40th anniversary presentation of this July 4th TV tradition. If you've enjoyed this patriotic spectacular in years past, you might notice a few things will be a little different this year. The traditional live performances will not be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol; instead, to ensure the health and safety of all involved, this year's concert performances were pre-taped without a live audience. What won't be different - the SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS SHOW! This awe-inspiring show will still display over our nation's iconic Washington D.C. skyline, captured live by multiple cameras stationed around the city. 

Co-hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, the show will feature performances by Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, Renee Fleming, The Temptations, Trace Adkins, Andy Grammer, Yolanda Adams, The National Symphony Orchestra, and many more!

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More Patriotic Programs!

GREAT PERFORMANCES: ELLIS ISLAND - THE DREAM OF AMERICA
Friday - 9pm

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
Friday - 10pm

KEEP COOL IN JULY WITH 3 HOT NEW SERIES

Don't sweat summer re-runs! LPB is offering three new series premieres this week.

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RISE OF THE CLANS
Limited Series
Wednesday - 10pm 
This series follows the epic struggle for power in medieval Scotland, told from the point of view of the feuding clans. 

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SOUTH PACIFIC 
Sunday - 9am
Flesh-eating caterpillars, giant coconut cracking crabs,and vampire bugs - this BBC nature series takes you beyond the swaying palm trees and idyllic beaches to learn more about this amazing ocean that contains 20,000+ islands. 

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THE 1900 ISLAND
Sunday - 12pm
Four families escape the demands of the modern world and head back in time to the beautiful tidal island of Llanddwyn.

INDEPENDENT FILMS; UNIQUE STORIES FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

Members of Care in Action, a nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for millions of domestic workers in the U.S., take part in a political rally. Credit: Grace Lee & Marjan Safinia.

POV: AND SHE COULD BE NEXT 
2 Night Event
Monday & Tuesday - 9pm
This two-part POV miniseries is part of PBS's summer-long celebration of Women Trailblazers. It tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up. The series follows candidates and organizers across the country, asking whether democracy itself can be preserved - and made stronger - by those most marginalized. 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER!


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FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER: NEWCOMERS
Tuesday - 10:30pm
Margaret Hoover interviews female conservative candidates who are changing the face of the Republican Party. What motivates them to run for office and what challenges do they face as they participate in American democracy? 

LPB DIGITAL SERIES "THE HELPERS" AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE

During difficult times such as these, a little bit of good news can go a long way toward brightening dark days. That's the motivation behind the LPB digital series "The Helpers." Each episode is around one minute in length and highlights the ways Louisianans are making positive differences, both big and small, during uncertain times. 

Right now there are five episodes available to watch on the LPB Facebook page or LPB YouTube channel, with a new episode posted every Tuesday. From 8-year old Makenzi who learned how to use her mother's embroidery machine to sew masks for hospital workers to a small town coffee shop delivering muffins and paninis to front line heroes, each episode in this digital series is designed to remind us that good things are happening all around us. As PBS icon Fred Rogers counseled: "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

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. 


WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

 Watch the landmark series again...or for the first time. COUNTRY MUSIC: A FILM BY KEN BURNS begins Thursday at 9:30pm.


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 - Vintage Philadelphia
8pm-Art Detectives
9pm-POV: And She Could Be Next - part 1


TUESDAY
7pm-Finding Your RootsSigourney Weaver, Justina Machado & Amy Ryan
8pm-Secrets of the DeadThe Woman in the Iron Coffin
9pm-POV: And She Could Be Nextpart 2
10:30pm-Firing Line with Margaret Hoover

WEDNESDAY 
7pm-Spy in the Wild: A NATURE Mini-series 
8pm-NOVA: Australia's First Billion Years - Part 2
9pm-Prehistoric Road Trip - Surprising truths hidden in the fossil record. 
10pm-Rise of the ClansThe Bruce Supremacy

THURSDAY
7pm-Father Brown 
8pm-Midsomer Murders
9:30pm-Country MusicHillbilly music reaches a new audience. 



FRIDAY
7pm-Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm-Washington Week
8pm-Samantha Brown's Places to Love - New Zealand
8:30pm-Art Rocks! - Jim Jeansonne, a founding member of Baton Rouge Gallery. 
9pm-Great Performances: Ellis Island - The Dream of America
10pm-The Statue of LibertyKen Burns on Lady Liberty



SATURDAY 
7pm-A Capitol Fourth
8:30pm-A Capitol Fourth
10pm-Soundbreaking - Going Electric!
11pm-Austin City LimitsTrombone Shorty & Orleans Ave.


SUNDAY
7pm-Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets - Marie Antoinette
8pm-Grantchester Season 5 - A streaker is found dead.
9pm-Beecham House - John reveals his past. 
10pm-Before We Die

HAPPENING TUESDAY! SHREVEPORT RESCAN ALERT!

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

Shreveport area viewers using an antenna to watch LPB will need to rescan their television sets on Tuesday. The KLTS move from channel 24 to channel 17 is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 30. 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: 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: The Cat In The Hat Invents APP -- Build a robot and immerse your child in STEM learning. Engineering tools in each level that help your child learn to experiment and problem solve.

2. Grades 3-5: President for a Day -- This activity provides a job description for the presidency, so students understand what kinds of skills and competencies are necessary in that office. Students have the opportunity to role play as the President for a day, making decisions about different events that a President might actually experience (meetings with Cabinet members, speeches to the public, bowling in the White House).

3. Grades 6-8: Ratio and Proportional Reasoning- Food Labels -- In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students watch videos and complete interactive activities to learn how to use fractions to interpret food labels and make healthy eating choices. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a mathematics focus on proportional reasoning.

4. Grades 9-12: Does Being Popular in High School Really Matter? | Above the Noise -- When you’re in high school, it can seem like being popular is the most important thing in the world. But being popular in high school tends to have adverse outcomes once someone enters early adulthood. It all depends on what type of popularity someone has because it turns out there are two types. They are status and likability. Find out what happens to the popular high school kids after they graduate in the latest Above the Noise episode.

5. Teachers: Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA) -- So, what will you find here? This ever-expanding site contains a combined catalog of thousands of hours of media recorded in Louisiana in the late 20th and early 21st centuries freely available for streaming.  The oldest videos in the collections date back to the late 1940s and early 1950s.  The majority of these videos have not been seen in decades! Some of the collections document Louisiana’s colorful political history through oral history interviews, lectures on politics, campaign commercials, and newsreels.

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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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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