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KEN BURNS LOOKS AT THE MAN BEHIND THE MYTH - 3 NIGHTS OF "HEMINGWAY"

HEMINGWAY
A 3-Night Event
Mon. Tues. Wed.  7PM

He is considered one of the greatest American writers – an iconic literary figure with an unparalleled body of artistic work and a complicated emotional legacy. In Hemingway, the three-part, six-hour documentary series directed by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, you’ll get an intimate picture of the writer…and the man behind the myth.

The filmmakers explore the painstaking process through which Hemingway created some of the most important works of American literature in the 20th century, while also penetrating the myth of Hemingway as the ultimate “man’s man.” What is revealed is a deeply troubled and tragic figure. The film also explores his limitations and biases as an artist.

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“The documentary attempts to go beyond prevailing assumptions about Ernest Hemingway and his writing,” said director Ken Burns. “At the same time, we are unsparing in our inquiry into less well-known aspects of his character and writing. Our intent is to offer viewers an honest portrayal of a complex and conflicted writer who left an indelible mark on literature.”

Interested in more? Check out www.pbs.org/kenburns/hemingway/ for behind the scenes videos and stream the Conversations on Hemingway Virtual Event Series. 

KATE CHOPIN: A RE-AWAKENING
Monday 9PM

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Kate Chopin set her stories in New Orleans and in the bayous and backwaters of Louisiana – a lush world that awakened a longing for freedom. 


ERNEST J. GAINES: LOUISIANA STORIES
Monday 9:30PM

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From "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" to the Pulitzer Prize nominated "A Lesson Before Dying," this documentary takes alook at the nationally acclaimed author’s life and career as told by his family – and Gaines himself. 

JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE: THE OMEGA POINT
Tuesday 9PM

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The tragic story of the author of “A Confederacy of Dunces” who took his own life before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel was published. 


WALKER PERCY: A DOCUMENTARY FILM
Wednesday 9PM

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The life and work of the writer and National Book Award Winner noted for his novels set in and around New Orleans. While born in Alabama, he spent much of his life in Louisiana. 

DIVERSE SOUTHERN STORIES: REEL SOUTH RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON OF DOCUMENTARIES

REEL SOUTH SERIES PREMIERE

FLAT TOWN 
Thursday 7pm

Reel South, the anthology documentary series that showcases diverse Southern stories, is back for its sixth season and this time LPB is serving as an executive producing partner. This season kicks off with a story told right in our own backyard: Ville Platte. 

Flat Town is a 30-minute documentary that takes a look at the town of Ville Platte’s annual exhibition football game, known as the Tee Cotton Bowl. Played between the majority-Black public school and the majority-White private school, the film looks at a history of segregation and integration and explores how sports can be used as a tool for intergenerational racial unity. The film is directed by Bryan Tucker and produced by Gavin Sullivan. LPB hosted a virtual premiere last week along with a discussion with the filmmaker, as well as the founder of the Tee Cotton Bowl, Tim Fontenot, and the mayor of Ville Platte, Jennifer Vidrine. The event was hosted by sports radio personality Raymond Partsch. CLICK HERE to watch that discussion. 

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MUNI 
Thursday 7:30pm

Also premiering Thursday, the short documentary Muni takes us to Ashville, NC., and is a love letter to the game of golf. It tells the story of Black golfers who, despite segregation, built a vibrant culture and lasting community on a municipal golf course. 

Go to www.lpb.org/schedules and search for Reel South to find out when other documentaries in this series will air. 

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

Princess Martha and her children flee the invasion of Norway by making a run for Sweden but the Nazi's threaten the King there if he harbors them. Where can she turn? ATLANTIC CROSSING ON MASTERPIECE Sunday | 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 - Hemingway "A Writer" Episode 1 covers 1899-1929 & finds the young Hemingway yearning for adventure. 
9pm - Kate Chopin: A Re-Awakening LOUISIANA SPOTLIGHT Nearly all of Chopin's works are set in the areas around New Orleans, Grand Isle, and Natchitoches. 
9:30pm - Ernest J. Gaines: Louisiana Stories LOUISIANA SPOTLIGHT The Louisiana native gives voice to the people of his early life through his work.

TUESDAY
7pm - Hemingway "The Avatar" Episode 2 covers 1929-1944 & finds the author achieving fame & covering the Spanish Civil War. 
9pm - John Kennedy Toole: The Omega Point LOUISIANA SPOTLIGHT The tragic life of the New Orleans author. 

WEDNESDAY
7pm - Hemingway "The Blank Page" Episode 3 covers 1944-1961 with more war and the author's declining mental condition. 
9pm - Walker Percy: A Documentary Film LOUISIANA SPOTLIGHT The author's youth in Alabama to his success & eventual relocation to Louisiana.


THURSDAY 
7pm - Reel South/Flat Town LOUISIANA SPOTLIGHT Life, friendship & football in Ville Platte. 
7:30pm - Reel South/Muni A love letter to golf as told by Black golfers. 
8pm - Death in Paradise An archaeologist is poisoned during a dig. 
9pm - Midsomer Murders Art imitates death with the opening of a new sculpture park. 


FRIDAY
7pm - Louisiana: The State We're In 
7:30pm - Washington Week
8pm - Samantha Brown's Places to Love Dutchess County, New York. 
8:30pm - Art Rocks! The Series
9pm - AMERICAN MASTERS: Oliver Sacks - His Own Life The life & work of the legendary neurologist and author. 


SATURDAY 
7pm - As Time Goes By 
7:30pm - Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth plans to turn Richard into a cereal company executive. 
8pm - Ladies of Letters A sort of love triangle. 
8:30pm - Upstart Crow Will is inspired by a romance in fair Verona! 
9pm - Baseball Inning One! Baseball's rise to a national sport. 

SUNDAY 
6pm - WWII  & Cinema The propaganda and escapism of film during WWII. 
7pm - My Grandparents' War  Actor Mark Rylance explores the story of his grandfather, who spent nearly four years as a Japanese prisoner of war. 
8pm - Atlantic Crossing on MASTERPIECE Olav & the king plan their escape while Martha seeks refuge with her Swedish royal relatives. 
9pm - World on Fire on MASTERPIECE Warsaw is destroyed, Kasia joins the resistance, and Harry is desperate for news. 
 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS

PHILLY D.A.: A VIRTUAL SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Monday, April 12 6:00 – 7:30 PM
TO REGISTER:
www.lpb.org/phillyda

In 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. When civil rights attorney Larry Krasner mounted a long-shot campaign to become District Attorney, he ran on a bold pledge: to end mass incarceration by changing the culture of the criminal justice system from within. LPB will offer a virtual preview of the series followed by a panel discussion about criminal justice reform in Louisiana. 

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LPB'S STATEWIDE VIRTUAL FAMILY COMMUNITY SUMMIT
Saturday, April 17 10-11am
Click here to RSVP

This hour long family summit will provide parents and caregivers of children ages birth to six an opportunity to learn about the Sesame Street in Communities resources to help their children prepare for school. Two early childhood experts will be available for Q&A. Special prizes will be available to win for participation!

GET YOUR BID ON! THE LOUISIANA LEGENDS AUCTION IS LIVE!

LOUISIANA LEGENDS GALA & AUCTION

The Louisiana Legends Gala Auction became an online event this year and that means you can put in bids for items that catch your eye…no matter where you live! Go to www.lpb.org/legends and browse through the selections until midnight May 9th. Whether you’re looking for stunning artwork by Louisiana artists to add to your collection or fun fishing or hunting trips to enjoy with family and friends, remember that with each bid you’re making a choice to support LPB. 


WATCH THIS YEAR'S LPB LOUISIANA LEGENDS GALA LIVE ON LPB THURSDAY, MAY 6 AT 8:00 PM. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! NOMINATE A YOUNG HERO

2021 LOUISIANA YOUNG HEROES
Deadline: Sunday, April 18, 2021

Louisiana Public Broadcasting is proud to recognize exemplary students in our state as Louisiana Young Heroes. Parents, principals, teachers, guidance counselors, family, friends, and in fact, anyone who knows of an exceptional high school student deserving of recognition for their tenacity, good work and commendable deeds, is encouraged to nominate them by Sunday, April 18, 2021 at www.lpb.org/heroes.

Each year, LPB celebrates the achievements of a new class of Young Heroes. This year’s Young Heroes will join the ranks of the almost 200 students who have been recognized as Louisiana Young Heroes since LPB founded the program in 1995. 

“This has been an extraordinary year for students in our state. We hear every day about young people in our communities making a difference, lending a hand, and being a positive influence. By nominating them, they have the opportunity to be honored as the role models they truly are,” LPB President, Beth Courtney.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors: the U.S. Army Baton Rouge Recruiting Battalion, Community Coffee, DEMCO, and Hotel Indigo and AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana. 

ARE YOU READY FOR LPB’S ULTIMATE OUTDOOR LIVING EXPERIENCE?

LPB's Ultimate Outdoor Living Experience
Tickets - $45 (Buy 2 & get the 3rd FREE!)
www.lpb.org/raffle

Spring is quickly approaching and there’s no better way to soak in the sun than in your own backyard. 

Enter LPB’s Ultimate Patio Raffle. One lucky winner will receive an amazing outdoor makeover perfect for entertaining! Grand prize is a $25,000 gift card to BBQ Guys, www.bbqguys.com. Design the patio of your dreams with a BBQ island, smoker, fire pit, furniture, outdoor television and more.

Enter to win the ultimate patio and take your backyard to the next level! 

Ticket are $45! Buy two and get the third ticket FREE!

Deadline to Enter: Sunday, May 2, 2021

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QUICK TIPS FOR BUSY PARENTS

ONE TO GROW ON
LPB's new children's health and education initiative. 

LPB is an active partner to Louisiana parents and has been for 45 years. Whether it’s an educational television series that’s fun AND engaging, or curriculum-based digital learning resources that supplement efforts of both parents and teachers, the education and welfare of ALL of Louisiana’s children is at the very core of our mission and has been since Louisiana Public Broadcasting first went on the air.

Now LPB is offering even more help with One To Grow On. Designed for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, teachers, or neighbors, One To Grow On is a far reaching health and education initiative designed to improve the health, safety, education and overall well-being of Louisiana’s children.

Watch for quick, one-minute long videos during LPB children's programs and check - out our website (www.onetogrowon.org )  for more videos and resource links. 

One To Grow On is underwritten by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health. 

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.”

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