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HOMICIDE IN HOLLAND! A NEW MASTERPIECE PREMIERES

VAN DER VALK - MASTERPIECE 
NEW SERIES!
Sunday 8pm
BINGE THE 3-EPISODE SERIES STARTING SUNDAY WITH LPB PASSPORT

Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as the title character in an all-new series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers, on Van der Valk, airing in three gripping 90-minute episodes on MASTERPIECE, starting this Sunday on LPB.  

If this sounds familiar, that's because we've been here before! The wildly popular original series of Van der Valk starred Barry Foster and ran on British television from 1972 to 1992. Now Marc Warren steps into the role of the brilliant but cynical commissaris (inspector), solving baffling crimes in 21st-century. He's joined by his right hand woman, Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers. Together they face a trio of challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam’s renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder.

CLICK HERE to read more about the three episodes.

LPB IS YOUR KEY TO THE CASTLE

LUCY WORSLEY'S ROYAL PALACE SECRETS
Sunday - 6:30pm

Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, takes us behind closed doors to explore the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Every year millions flock to visit these extraordinary royal palaces, but in 2020 the global pandemic saw their doors shut and their treasures locked away. Luckily, Lucy's job means she's got the keys.

"ARE WE PLAYING GOD?" NOVA DIVES DEEP INTO DNA

NOVA: HUMAN NATURE
Wednesday - 7pm
With an extraordinary new technology called CRISPR, we can now edit DNA—including human DNA. But how far should we go? Gene-editing promises to eliminate certain genetic disorders like sickle cell disease. But the applications quickly raise ethical questions. Is it wrong to engineer soldiers to feel no pain, or to resurrect an extinct species? And is there harm in allowing parents to choose their child’s features, like eye color or height? The scientists who pioneered human genome studies and CRISPR grapple with these questions. 

LPB AND KPLC PARTNER TO BROADCAST NIGHTLY UPDATES ON HURRICANE LAURA RECOVERY

In an effort to deliver critical information to the residents of southwestern Louisiana who were heavily impacted by Hurricane Laura, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the only local broadcaster in Lake Charles that did not receive major damage to its technical capabilities, is teaming up with NBC affiliate and Gray Television station KPLC, to air nightly updates on storm recovery weeknights prior to the PBS NewsHour at 6:00 pm.  "With cellular service affected and widespread power outages, broadcast television is the only way many storm victims may be getting important information," says LPB President Beth Courtney. "We are pleased to be able to provide this vital service for Louisiana residents." 

The news stories will broadcast weeknights on LPB between 5:55 pm and 6:00 pm. "We are fortunate to have a partner like Louisiana Public Broadcasting, that can help us reach our audience as we work to recover from this storm and minimize impacts to those affected," said John Ware, Station Manager of KPLC in Lake Charles.

 LPB/KPLC's broadcast reports are part of LPB's ongoing work, keeping Louisianans informed with critical news and information. Since the start of the global pandemic, LPB has provided pool media coverage of the daily briefings of the COVID updates and Hurricane Laura updates from the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to all public and commercial television and radio broadcasters statewide, as well as ongoing coverage on our weekly news and public affairs program, Louisiana: The State We're In.

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

  Don't let her disheveled appearance fool you! DCI Vera Stanhope is obsessive about details when it comes to her work solving crime! Four new episodes of this fan favorite return to LPB Saturdays.  VERA - NEW SEASON Saturday - 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-Antiques RoadshowCleveland, Hour 2
8pm-Antiques RoadshowCleveland, Hour 3
9pm-Escape to the ChateauNEW SERIES! The fairytale French castle is found!
10pm-Voces on PBS: Childen of Giant

escape-chateau-small.jpg#asset:39873 Escape to the Chateau - Monday at 9pm

TUESDAY
7pm-The Vote: American Experience
8pm-FRONTLINE: Growing Up Poor in America
9pm-Harbor From the Holocaust

WEDNESDAY 
7pm-NOVA: Human Nature
9pm-Hacking Your Mind: Living on Auto-Pilot
10pm-Mississippi:Rivers of Life

THURSDAY
7pm-Father BrownA dark secret at Helmsley House!
8pm-Frankie Drake Mysteries - NEW SERIES! Lady power PI's!
9pm-The War"A Necessary War" - Ken Burns' sweeping seven-part look at the Second World War.



FRIDAY
7pm-Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm-Washington Week
8pm-Samantha Brown's Places to LoveBudapest
8:30pm-Art Rocks!New Orleans artist Demond Matsuo.
9pm-Great Performances: Romeo and JulietThe classic ballet beautifully shot in Budapest. 


SATURDAY
7pm-As Time Goes By
7:30pm-Keeping Up AppearancesA FAN FAVORITE RETURNS! 
8pm-Mum
8:30pm-Mister Winner
9pm-Vera - NEW SEASON! Brenda Blethyn returns as the unorthodox but brilliant DCI Vera Stanhope. 

Keeping-up-appearances.jpg#asset:39874 Keeping Up Appearances - Saturday 7:30pm

SUNDAY
5:30pm-A Place to Call Home
6:30pm-Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets
8pm-Van Der Valk on MASTERPIECE - NEW SERIES!
10pm-Professor T - NEW SERIES! - Brilliant mind. Unpredictable nature. 

HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT RACIAL DISPARITIES IN LOUISIANA?

Do you have a question about racial disparties in Louisiana in the areas of healthcare, criminal justice or voting rights? Submit your question now to www.lpb.org/disparity then watch the LOUISIANA PUBLIC SQUARE episode, Dialogue on Disparity for answers. The program airs Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm on LPB. 

NEW PBS KIDS SHOW PREMIERES! MEET ELINOR OF "ELINOR WONDERS WHY!"

                                                                                     


                                                                                    ELINOR WONDERS WHY
                                                                                   Monday - Friday at 9:30am

LPB HELPS PARENTS "BRIDGE THE GAP" WITH ADDITIONAL AT-HOME LEARNING RESOURCES

Beginning Monday, September 7, LPB’s PBS KIDS 24/7 channel will feature broadcast programming linked to additional at-home learning resources that can be used to supplement distance learning plans and provide added enrichment and support for younger children’s educational needs. 

Included in these resources, found at lpb.org/education, will be printable weekly activity packets for educators of children PreK-K and grades 1-2. A printable monthly schedule is also available. Educators can find additional at-home learning resources connected to current programming, professional learning support, lesson planning kits and more in the PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines collection, which will continue to be updated in the coming weeks.

 "LPB is proud to offer essential educational services to communities across Louisiana every day with at-home and over-the-air learning resources for teachers, students and families— and it is something public media is positioned to do best. As a statewide television network, LPB reaches a majority of Louisiana households," says Christina Melton, Deputy Director for LPB. "The Bridging the Gap initiative, as well as the state’s critical news that LPB provides, helps deliver and make accessible this vital information to everyone."  

Additional details on the available fall offerings can be found below:

 BROADCAST & STREAMING

  • LPB 1 – HD Channel & LPB.org/livetv: LPB dedicates a portion of each day to broadcasting and live-streaming award-winning PBS KIDS programming, which can be seen from 5 am to noon and 2 – 5 pm weekdays and from 5 – 9 am Saturdays and 7 – 9 am Sundays.  
  • LPB PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel: With more than 1,187,670 users annually in Louisiana, and 31,900,000 streams annually, LPB offers anytime access to more than twenty series aligned to curriculum goals – from science and math, to literacy and life lessons. These programs are also livestreamed on the LPB App. Related parent and teacher resources are also available (see below). 

DIGITAL AND PRINTABLE RESOURCES

NEWSLETTERS

FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS - LPB'S TOP 5 EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Grades K-2: Sled Dog Dash Game | MOLLY OF DENALI™-Use this MOLLY OF DENALI™ digital game to extend and expand children's use of informational text, as well as their knowledge of Alaska Native culture. Molly and her friend Tooey use a fictional app to access information that will help them guide and take care of their sled dogs. As the children play, they learn about sleds, sled dogs, and the Alaskan environment, while using navigational and graphical features of informational text: diagrams, captions, tables, and electronic menus. Players also locate key details in the text to learn about dog care. The game, which takes about 20 minutes to play, is accessible for readers and non-readers alike.

 

Grades 3-5: Comparing Fractions: Bubble Gum Blowing Contest - Determine which class wins the bubble gum blowing contest by comparing fractions based on how many students blew bubbles and the size of each class. This interactive exercise focuses on fractions with unlike denominators using number lines and takes math out of the classroom and into the real world.

 

Grades 6-8: The Powers of Government - In this interactive lesson supporting literacy skills, students learn about the three branches of the United States government. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on the powers that the Constitution assigns to each branch—legislative, executive, and judicial—and how the three branches work together. During this process, they read informational text, learn and practice vocabulary words, and explore content through videos and interactive activities.

 

Grades 9-12: Timeline: A Brief History of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity | Light Falls -This interactive timeline from the World Science Festival follows Einstein’s early progress from his brilliant but rebellious school days to his first job working as a clerk in a patent office in Bern, Switzerland, through to the announcement of Einstein’s special theory of relativity in 1905. It culminates with the solar eclipse of May 29, 1919, when astronomical observations prove Einstein's theory is correct. The timeline ends with a short video on general relativity presented by Brian Greene.

 

Teachers:  PBS LearningMedia Class Rostering Webinar - Explore the free tools available on PBS LearningMedia, including the new class rostering tool that allows you to easily keep track of students' progress and completion of assignments. During this webinar, our team will provide training on how you can take full advantage of class rostering and other advanced tools that will bring lessons to life for your students!

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

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: Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23, & Sept 30. Go to www.lpb.org/athome to register. 

LPB NOW STREAMING LIVE FOR LOCAL VIEWING ONLINE AND ON THE GO!

Viewers can now watch the award-winning local content they love from Louisiana Public Broadcasting  as well as all of their PBS favorites and they won’t even need a television set! LPB-HD is now streaming live online on lpb.org and on the LPB app.

Viewers can visit lpb.org/livetv or go to lpb.org and click on LIVE TV. If you have not allowed “Location Services” you may be asked to do so. It is as simple as that and it is absolutely free; there is no subscription nor cost associated. Other ways to access the LPB HD live stream is through the LPB app,or pbs.org

“LPB is committed to providing quality educational, informative and entertaining programs to the citizens of Louisiana,” says Beth Courtney, CEO and President of LPB. “As the ways our citizens watch our programs changes, then so must LPB. From apps, online, to YouTube, Facebook and even our digital first series, LPB is expanding its digital frontiers.”

STORIES FROM THE LOUISIANA HAYRIDE - AN LPB PARTNERSHIP WITH THE "ALL Y'ALL" PODCAST

LOUISIANA HAYRIDE STORIES
"ALL Y'ALL" PODCAST
New episode available Sept. 7

Louisiana Hayride Stories! is a six-episode podcast series exploring the lasting cultural impact of The Louisiana Hayride. This week's episode features Louisiana businessman Alton Warwick. 

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All Y’all, a Shreveport-based podcast, produced the series in partnership with Louisiana Public Broadcasting in conjunction with Ken Burns' critically acclaimed docu-series Country Music. That series, along with the entire Ken Burns collection is available for the first time ever on LPB Passport

An outreach grant for the Country Music documentary series was provided by WETA in Washington, D.C. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  

LOUISIANA LEGENDS AWARDS GALA PLANNED FOR SPRING 2021

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 6, 2021 and join us for The Louisiana Legends Gala at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol! Guests will enjoy a champagne reception and buffet, silent auction, music and an awards ceremony. The Louisiana Legends being honored are: Dr. Carolyn Leach Huntoon, first woman to serve as Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center; Dr. Terry King, world-renowned Pediatric Cardiologist, co-inventor of the “King Mills Cardiac Umbrella” device; Terry Landry, the first African American Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police; Johnny Robinson, LSU great and 2019 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee; and Donna Saurage, philanthropist and Manager of CCC Holding L.L.C., the parent company of Community Coffee. All prior ticket sales will be honored. Visit www.lpb.org/legends for more information and to reserve your tickets! 

WHAT STORIES ARE YOUR NEIGHBORS TELLING?

From personal responsibility to personal risk – people across Louisiana are sharing their story with the rest of the country through the PBS American Portrait national storytelling project. The simple to use map feature at www.pbs.org/americanportrait makes it easy to see stories uploaded by state. Browse through the videos uploaded from people in Louisiana or switch to another state to watch their videos or read their submissions.

Want to share your own story? It’s simple to do!

The website offers some thought-provoking questions and prompts. All you have to do is fill in the blank. It’s a simple way to provide people with a glimpse into your own life and to share your perspective as PBS explores what it means to be American today.

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

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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