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THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE ROAD FROM THE 1930s TO THE 1960s AND BEYOND

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA
Tuesday 8pm

This ground-breaking, two-hour documentary film comes from acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy-winning director Ric Burns - the film takes a close look at the way the automobile and highways transformed African American life across the 20th century.

“I think this story resonates tremendously with Americans, both Black and White, because everyone understands and remembers driving or riding in an automobile, and many people have the experience of going on an annual family vacation,” Sorin said. “But while these vacations may be fairly universal American experiences, Black and White travelers went down parallel roads, and the experience for Black drivers on the road is something unknown to most White Americans. For African Americans, travel by automobile during the 20th century posed a paradox: although cars freed them from the tyranny of the Jim Crow bus or train, they faced intimidation and even violence when they ventured out on the road.”

DRIVING WHILE BLACK utilizes a rich archive of material from the period — including footage, photographs, advertisements, road signs, maps, letters and legal records — and weaves together oral histories and the on-camera insights of scholars, writers, musicians and ordinary American travelers.

THE PAST & PRESENT MEET FOR MUSICAL MAGIC ON GREAT PERFORMANCES

GREAT PERFORMANCES: GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS 2020
Friday  9pm
Stream live online at www.lpb.org/livetv OR with the LPB App.

With an eclectic lineup of performers and presenters, this program will be the musical highlight of the week! The awards ceremony and tribute concert focuses on the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees as designated by The Recording Academy. Those honorees include Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. We did say eclectic! 

There is a long list of performers and presenters that you can look at HERE. This cool website even includes some performance clips from this year's show and a few clips from past programs too!

ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESS STORIES: WHAT'S WORKING

THE AGE OF NATURE
3-Part Series
Wednesday 9pm

This 3-part documentary series explores how an increased awareness of the natural world is leading to a new chapter in the story of both humanity and the planet. With stunning photography, the series focuses on the resiliency of Earth's ecosystems - through stories of success, as scientists, citizens and governments act to fix past mistakes and restore the environment. 

MORE ABOUT THE EPISODES

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"Awakening" | Oct. 14  | 9pm

Travel to the Pacific Island of Bikini Atoll to see that the reefs thought destroyed by a nuclear weapons experiment were actually thriving! You'll see the successful efforts to save a Panamanian rainforest and learn how sustainable fishing is helping the Norwegian fishing industry rebound. See how wildlife in Mozambique is recovering after widespread poaching and the restoration of the Loess Plateau, the cradle of Chinese civilization. 

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"Understanding"  |  Oct. 21  | 9pm

Explores how a new understanding of nature is helping us find surprising ways to fix it. Example: How the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park has rejuvenated the entire landscape. 


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"Changing"  |  Oct. 28  |  10pm

An urgent problem faces the planet: climate change. But around the world, scientists, citizens, and indigenous activists are increasing our understanding of the potential of nature to help us cope with an even mitigate it. 

THE PERILS OF PASSING GOSSIP

THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE
Sunday 7pm

See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community. The ensemble cast is led by Dawn French starring as the titular Maggie. The Trouble With Maggie Cole is a comedic drama but rest assured, it is a cautionary tale about the perils of passing on gossip. 

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are. FINDING YOUR ROOTS: FASHION'S ROOTS Tuesday | 7pm


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 Indianapolis, Part 3
8pm - Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan  James Corden talks with Kelly. 
9pm - Escape to the Chateau Installing an elevator; will the chateau survive?
10pm - American Experience: Freedom Riders Could you get on the bus?

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TUESDAY
7pm - Finding Your Roots: Fashion's Roots
8pm - Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America
10pm -POV: Softie Politics in Kenya isn't easy. 

WEDNESDAY
7pm - NATURE:  The Story of Cats - Into the Americas
8pm - NOVA: Nature's Fear Factor The role of fear in a balanced ecosystem
9pm - Age of Nature: Awakening
10pm - Tide: Living with the Tide 

THURSDAY
7pm - Father Brown An unexplained death in a graveyard. 
9pm - The War Covering Dec 1944 - March 1945


FRIDAY
7pm - Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm - Washington Week
8pm - Samantha Brown's Places to Love Sailing the BVI
8:30pm - Art Rocks! The Series Shreveport artists impacted by COVID-19. 
9pm - Great Performances: Grammy Salute to Music Legends

 

SATURDAY
7pm - As Time Goes By
7:30pm - Keeping Up Appearances Pandemonium at a christening!
8pm - Miranda 
8:30pm - Miranda 
9pm - Unforgotten on MASTERPIECE 

austin-city-limits-Stevie-Ray-Vaughan-small.jpg#asset:40850 Austin City Limits: Stevie Ray Vaughan - A RetrospectiveSaturday | 11pm


SUNDAY
6pm - A Place to Call Home
7pm - The Trouble With Maggie Cole - NEW SERIES
8pm - Flesh and Blood on MASTERPIECE Vivian and Mark prepare for a trip. 
9pm - COBRA 
10pm - Professor T 

THE BARRETT CONFIRMATION HEARINGS ON LPB3 AND ONLINE

PBS NEWSHOUR SPECIAL COVERAGE: THE BARRETT CONFIRMATION HEARINGS
Mon, Tues, Wed starting at 8AM
Online at www.lpb.org 

LPB3 will air live coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court beginning Monday, October 12. The PBS NewsHour Special Coverage: The Barrett Confirmation Hearings will be live, full coverage of the hearings, starting each morning at 8:00am. We will join regularly schedule programs in progress on LPB3 at the end of each days hearings. 

This coverage will extend online at LPB.org, pbs.org/newshour and on NewsHour’s social media channels.

A SESAME STREET SPECIAL DESIGNED TO HELP CHILDREN STAND UP TO RACISM

THE POWER OF WE: A SESAME STREET SPECIAL
Thursday | 10am & 3pm
Saturday  | 8am

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will address racism – and model how children can stand up to it – in The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special.  Designed as a co-viewing experience for children and families, the special features Elmo and Abby Cadabby, who are joined by 6-year-old Muppet Gabrielle and her cousin, 8-year-old Tamir, as they learn how to become “upstanders” to unfair treatment based on skin – or fur – color. 

This special expands on Sesame Workshop’s long history of modeling inclusivity in its storylines and diverse cast of Muppets, human cast members, and guest stars. 

CLICK HERE FOR QUESTIONS THAT CAN CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION AND A DOWNLOAD-ABLE DISCUSSION GUIDE. 

LPB TEAMS UP WITH BCBSLAF FOR 2020 ANGEL AWARD

THE ANGEL AWARD
Monday, Oct. 19 @ 8pm

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 RougeCLICK HERE to read more about the award and the honorees. 

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. 

A TATTOO SHOP BECOMES COMMUNITY HUB IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

THE HELPERS- DIGITAL SERIES
Available NOW on LPB Facebook and LPB YouTube

On this episode of #LPBHelpers Micah Harold shares how he converted Red Handed Tattoo Parlor to a resource hub for the community in need of PPE, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other pandemic supplies. Watch the story here!

Do you know someone who is making a difference? 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 digital series, “The Helpers.” If you or someone you know is helping others, share that story with LPB at www.lpb.org/thehelpers . 

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

Grades K-2: Vote for Me - Learn the election process  from intermediate, middle school and adult actors who portray the candidates in an election. The objective  is to allow K-2 students to apply this knowledge to graph the results of classroom voting and practice addition and multiplication skills to analyze the data. 

 

Grades 3-5: The White House: Inside Story | First Children - What is it like to be a son or daughter of the President of the United States? What is it like to grow up in the White House? First Children, some of whom have grown up at the White House, have a most unique experience. They play ball on the White House lawn, roller skate in the East Room, and have kindergarten classes in the Solarium. Some have been married at the White House, and some have died within the historic walls. Sometimes though, it is the normalcy of childhood or adolescence that Presidential Children dream of…the spotlight of the press and the security of the home can be very demanding. But, in the words of Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of President Ford, living in The White House is “amazing.”

 

Grades 6-8: The Electoral College: Why Such a Big Debate? | Above the Noise - There’s been 5 times in U.S. history where the guy who became president lost the popular vote, but won the electoral vote. And two of those times were just in the last 20 years. And with a new presidential election coming up, there’s lots of chatter about the value of the electoral college with critics asking is it time to get rid of the electoral college? 

 

Grades 9-12: The Constitution at Work - This activity calls students to analyze documents from various points in American history, and to determine from their content which part of the Constitution each brings to life.

 

Teachers:  Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines  - The PBS Teacher Planning Kit for New School routines is an eight-week planning kit designed for PreK-12 teachers everywhere to help navigate this year’s new and changing school routines.Making the most of PBS LearningMedia, and connecting closely with the support we’re offering to parents and families, these kits are intended to be used whether or not you’re delivering instruction in person, and whether or not your students have internet access. Planning sheets are divided into three sections: Watch, Teach, Explore. “Watch” includes broadcast and/or online media. “Teach” connects activities, games and lessons directly to the featured media. “Explore” provides additional resources so teachers can plan a comprehensive lesson on a particular topic or theme.

 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: Oct 14, Oct 21, & Oct 28. Go to www.lpb.org/athome to register. 

ENTER TO WIN A TESLA MODEL 3 - LOOK SHARP; LOVE THE ENVIRONMENT!

LPB'S WIN THE WHEELS CAR RAFFLE
Entry deadline: Jan. 15, 2021 (midnight)
www.lpb.org/raffle 

LPB is excited to present our Win the Wheels car raffle for 2021 and even more excited to report this year's prize is the fully electric Tesla Model 3 - you never need to visit a gas station again! With the Tesla Model 3, just plug your car in at home overnight and wake up to a full battery every morning!

Tickets are $50 each, but if you buy two tickets you'll receive a third  free AND receive LPB's most popular member benefit, LPB Passport, giving YOU unlimited access to the best of PBS and LPB on demand! $100.00 gets you three chances to win a car that you'll never have to pay to put gas in...and it looks pretty sharp too! 

Your ticket purchase not only shows your commitment to helping the environment, it shows your commitment to helping LPB fulfill our mission to provide ALL LOUISIANA FAMILIES programming that is intelligent, informative, educational, and entertaining. We can't do that without your support. 

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.”

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.”

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! 

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