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ISLANDS OF WONDER "WOWS!"

ISLANDS OF WONDER
3-PART SERIES
Wednesday 7pm
The 3-part Islands of Wonder series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth. The fragile islands also serve as a vital gauge for the planet’s health. Click here and treat your eyes to the visually stunning preview.

MORE ABOUT THE EPISODES

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Madagascar | Sept 16 | 7pm
The oldest island on Earth, Madagascar has been isolated longer than any other place in the world. Life here has had time to evolve in strange and unique ways, resulting in more unique wildlife than possibly any other island on the planet.

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Borneo | Sept 23 | 8pm
Borneo, the third largest island on Earth, may seem like a paradise but its harsh landscape proves a struggle to survive. These challenges are the secret to the island hosting a greater diversity of life than almost any other island.

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Hawaii | Sept 30 | 7pm
Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, it’s home to an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.

CAN YOU TRANSFORM A TROUBLED DEPARTMENT? FRONTLINE INVESTIGATES

FRONTLINE: POLICING THE POLICE 2020
Tuesday 8pm

George Floyd’s killing triggered mass demonstrations nationwide calling for racial justice and police accountability in the United States. In the wake of those protests, New Yorker writer and historian Jelani Cobb returns to a troubled police department he first visited four years ago (Policing the Police) to examine whether reform can work, and how police departments can be held accountable.

COMING NEXT WEEK!

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LOUISIANA PUBLIC SQUARE: DIALOGUE ON DISPARITY
Sept 23 - 7pm
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.

A FAN FAVORITE RETURNS FOR A FINAL SEASON

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX
Sunday 7pm

Audience favorite Last Tango in Halifax, winner of two British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards, is returning to for an exciting fourth (and final!) season. The heartwarming comedy-drama follows Alan and Celia, two childhood sweethearts who are reunited in their seventies. As they enter their seventh year of marriage, Alan and Celia are discovering that wedded bliss isn’t always blissful.

Clashing politics, a new job and other distractions increase tensions in the household. Meanwhile, Celia’s daughter Caroline gets emotionally embroiled at work and Alan’s brother, Ted, flies in for a visit with a special yet unexpected guest.

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

 Who says you need brains to be smart? Meet slime molds: the brainless blobs that can learn, make decisions, and navigate mazes!  NOVA: SECRET MIND OF SLIME Wednesday  - 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- Fort Worth, Hour 1
8pm-Antiques Roadshow - Fort Worth, Hour 2
9pm-Escape to the ChateauLike "This Old House" just on a much BIGGER scale. 
10pm-POV: Whose Streets?

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

TUESDAY
7pm-The Vote: American Experience
8pm-FRONTLINE: Policing The Police 2020
9pm-Building The American Dream

WEDNESDAY
7pm-Madagascar: Islands of Wonder
8pm-NOVA: Secret Mind of Slime
9pm-Hacking Your Mind: Weapons of Influence
10pm-Lucy Worsley's Royal Palace Secrets

THURSDAY
7pm-Father Brown - Lady Felicia gets away from the riff-raff and into trouble on a train. 
8pm-Frankie Drake Mysteries 
9pm-The WarCovering Jan. 1943 to Dec. 1943



FRIDAY
7pm-Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm-Washington Week
8pm-Samantha Brown's Places to LoveThe Florida Keys
8:30pm-Art Rocks! 
9pm-Great Performances: Now Hear This - Haydn: King of Strings
10pm-Art in the Twenty-First CenturyBritish history and modern upheaval shape today's London artists. 


SATURDAY
7pm-As Time Goes By
7:30pm-Keeping Up AppearancesThe new vicar comes to tea. 
8pm-Mum
8:30pm-Mister Winner
9pm-VeraA young man's search for his biological father ends in murder. 

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SUNDAY
5:30pm-A Place to Call Home
6:30pm-Last Tango in Halifax - NEW SEASON PREMIERES
8pm-Van Der Valk on MASTERPIECEMysticism, alchemy and the occult collide. 
10pm-Professor TA double poisoning at the university. 

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.

ATTENTION TEACHERS!


REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US FOR THIS VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE THAT'S BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND EMPOWERING. 

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

Grades K-2: Hamster Run - Game | The Ruff Ruffman Show- Use the engineering design process to build, test, and redesign structures to help the hamsters reach their food in this structural science game from The Ruff Ruffman Show. This resource is a part of the Ruff Ruffman Show Science Collection.

 

Grades 3-5: What Edison Teaches Us About Success - Students examine Thomas Edison’s character traits and how they contributed to his becoming one of the greatest inventors in history. In this interactive lesson, students watch videos adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison to gather evidence about Edison’s traits. They apply what they learn to explain how one particular trait helped him succeed as an inventor.

 

Grades 6-8:  Comparing Unit Price -This interactive activity challenges learners to solve unit rate problems to determine the best deal per ounce of grocery items. Recognize how math concepts, like rate and ratio, can be used in everyday situations.

 

Grades 9-12: What are the Chances?-This flexible interactive provides opportunities to practice identifying simple, compound, and/or dependent probabilities using answers in the form of fractions, percentages, and/or decimals. Beginners can explore simple probability, while more advanced learners can get practice with conditional probability. Immediate feedback is provided, with access to step-by-step solutions for repeated incorrect responses.

 

Teachers:  LPB | Edcamp Statewide Partnership Empowering Educators Statewide -Edcamps are free to attendees, ensuring that all local educators have access to them. LPB’s goal is to support Edcamps around the state so educators statewide can connect with one another to spark innovation in the classroom. This partnership will help Edcamps in Louisiana bring educators together to transform teaching in learning, especially early childhood educators. LPB recognizes the need for strong peer-to-peer teacher networks and looks forward to bringing the Edcamp model to communities around the state in partnership with all of the Edcamps in Louisiana.

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

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

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 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.”

FINAL EPISODE!!! 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. 14

Louisiana Hayride Stories! is a six-episode podcast series exploring the lasting cultural impact of The Louisiana Hayride. This week is the final episode and features musician AJ Haynes of Seratones. 

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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.  

Everyday Louisianians doing extraordinary things for our state’s children; that’s what The Angel Award is all about. This year, LPB is pleased to team up with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to present those awards to nine honorees in a one-hour special.

The program will feature segments on each honoree that tells the story of their work, their lives and the children for whom they have made a difference.  This year’s honorees are; Ben Bowie of Lafayette, Sarah Broome of Baton Rouge, Dr. Marybeth Lima of Baton Rouge, Dr. Calvin Mackie of New Orleans, Lucinda Miles of Shreveport, Johnny Robinson of Monroe, Levar Robinson of Baton Rouge, and Syrita Steib of New Orleans.

This year’s honorees were chosen from more than 150 nominations submitted from across Louisiana and will each receive a $25,000 grant to the nonprofit of their choice to support their work. Each year, the Foundation also honors a “Blue Angel,” an employee of BCBSLA who has shown extraordinary commitment to children. This year, the Foundation has selected David Longstreet of Baton Rouge.

The Angel Award airs on LPB October 19 at 8pm. It will also be streamed online at LPB.org, the LPB App and both LPB’s and the Foundation’s Facebook pages. 

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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