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A 4-NIGHT DOCU-SERIES EVENT BEGINS SUNDAY ON LPB

MUHAMMAD ALI
A FILM BY KEN BURNS, SARAH BURNS, AND DAVID MCMAHON

Begins Sunday 7:00 PM
Continues Sept. 20 - 22
 

He called himself “the greatest of all time” – and to many fans, he was… and continues to be so today. Whatever you call him, Muhammad Ali is arguably one of the most consequential men of the 20th century. A three-time heavyweight boxing champ, Ali was also a man who challenged American’s racial prejudices, religious biases, and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society.

This four-part series covers it all…from his storied boxing career to his resistance to the Vietnam War and complex relationships with Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X. “Muhammad Ali was the very best at what he did,” said Ken Burns. “He was arguably America’s greatest athlete, and his unflinching insistence that he be unabashedly himself at all times made him a beacon for generations of people around the world seeking to express their own humanity.”

He competed in some of the most widely viewed sporting events ever, including "The Fight of the Century," "The Thrilla in Manila," "The Rumble in the Jungle," and of course "The Battle of New Orleans" in 1978 where he faced Leon Spinks at the Superdome for a rematch, regaining his title. 

In usual Burns fashion, Ali's story is told chronologically. Sunday begins with "Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)" and covers Ali's rise up the amateur ranks to win gold at the 1960 Olympics and his win over Sonny Liston to become the heavyweight champion. 

In next week's newsletter, we'll dive deeper into the next three episodes! 

LOOKING TO LEARN MORE?

ALI, ACTIVISM & THE MODERN ATHLETE
Tuesday 6:00 PM
VIRTUAL EVENT
www.lpb.org/ali

Join Ken Burns and The Undefeated for a virtual event "Ali, Activism & The Modern Athlete" . This virtual conversation is free. You can register for it at www.lpb.org/ali. 

BEFORE RBG THERE WAS SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR - THE FIRST

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR: THE FIRST 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Monday 8:00 PM

For 191 years, the Supreme Court of the United States was populated only by men. When President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O’Connor as the first female justice in 1981, the announcement dominated the news. Time Magazine’s cover proclaimed “Justice At Last,” and she received unanimous Senate approval. During her more than two decades on the Supreme Court, O’Connor was the critical swing vote on cases involving some of the 20th century’s most controversial issues, including race, gender and reproductive rights—and she cast the decisive vote in Bush v. Gore

Based on First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas, this biographical portrait recounts the life of a pioneering woman who both reflected and shaped an era. 

As usual, the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE website is full of interesting extras surrounding the program. Click here and browse through digital shorts, articles, and a timeline on O'Connor's key Supreme Court Decisions. 

A DARK FAIRYTALE & A TRIBUTE TO BALLET COMBINE FOR A GREAT PERFORMANCE

GREAT PERFORMANCES: THE RED SHOES
Friday 9:00 PM

Experience Hans Christian Andersen's dark fairytale with this beautiful stage adaptation of the classic 1948 feature film. 

The ballet recounts Andersen’s original tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page (Ashley Shaw) lives to dance, but her ambitions create a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: composer Julian Craster (Dominic North) and impresario Boris Lermontov (Adam Cooper). The performance is from 

Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Matthew Bourne and British dance company New Adventures with music performed by the New Adventures Orchestra. 

WHAT TO WATCH - AND WHEN

A flawed design. A fatal decision. A New York Times and Frontline investigation.  FRONTLINE: BOEING'S FATAL FLAW Tuesday 9:00 PM. 

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 Winterhur Museum Hour 2 -  a Stephen King first edition & Tiffany oil lamp. 
8pm -AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Sandra Day O'Connor: The First  Before RBG there was SDO.
10pm - The Musketeers Athos is kidnapped and must face his past. 


TUESDAY
7pm - AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - Poison Squad You just think you've had some bad meals!
9pm -FRONTLINE: Boeing's Fatal Flaw  The story behind the fatal 737 Max jet crash. 
10pm -Secrets of the Royal Servants The ultimate downstairs! Buckingham Palace style-downstairs. 

WEDNESDAY
7pm -NATURE: Remarkable Rabbits  Snowshoe hares & Flemish giants. 
8pm -NOVA: Bat Superpowers Do bats hold the key to a longer and healthier life?
9pm -Future of Work  Exploring if businesses need offices? Is the 9-5 workday valid? Asking for a friend! 
10pm - The Mallorca Files What wine pairs best with murder? Miranda & Max head to the vineyards. 


THURSDAY 
7pm - Father Brown The Kembleford Choir is dying to perform during a choir competition! 
8pm - Death In Paradise  A man is found murdered in a boat and Jack has a life decision to make. 
9pm - Midsomer Murders  Planning the return of a long abandoned village leads to murder.


FRIDAY
7pm - Louisiana: The State We're In
7:30pm - Washington Week
8pm - Samantha Brown's Places To Love Greater Palm Springs, CA
8:30pm - Art Rocks! The Series Visual artists Malaika Favorite. 
9pm -GREAT PERFORMANCES: The Red Shoes Love, ambition, and a pair of fantastic shoes. 


SATURDAY
7pm - Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth wants to join the production of "The Boyfriend" but something has come up. 
7:30pm - Keeping Up Appearances Hyacinth thinks a new is in order...Richard sees a budget buster! 
8pm - Ladies of Letters 
8:30pm - Upstart Crow Will confronts a bullying former teacher...and a few demons!
9pm - The Indian Doctor The clues hidden in the diary are finally revealed. 
10pm - Vera A young man dies hours after the fatal blow was delivered. The first order of business: finding the crime scene! 

SUNDAY 
6pm - Palace and the Press William and Harry. The young royals are under the media spotlight now.
7pm - Muhammad Ali Round One: The Greatest (1942 - 1964) NEW LIMITED SERIES
9:30pm - Muhammad Ali Round One: The Greatest (1942 - 1964) NEW LIMITED SERIES  Encore!

ZIGGY IS BACK WITH AN ALL NEW ADVENTURE

ZIGGY'S ARTS ADVENTURE Episode 5
A New LPB Digital Series
www.lpb.org/ziggy 

Check out LPB's new digital educational children's program! In this week's episode Ziggy, Cynthia and Pat talk about composition with the help of ballet dancer Le'Tiger.  The gang hatches a plan to throw a benefit! River can't find Jack! 

ziggy-le-tiger-small.jpg#asset:52185 Le'Tiger with Ziggy, Pat, & River. 

Stream all previous episodes at www.lpb.org/ziggy or on Ziggy's YouTube channel. 
Thank you to our friends at Louisiana Healthcare Connections for helping make Ziggy happen. 

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH LPB

COPING THROUGH COVID: WHAT PARENTS & TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW
Tuesday, Sept. 21 6:00 - 7:30 PM
www.wellbeings.org/lpb 
Free - No registration required - open to everyone

From the loneliness and isolation of lockdown to the fears and uncertainty of the future, coping with COVID-19 can be hard for adults who have had years of practice developing coping mechanisms.

Now imagine what it’s like for our young people.

LPB is teaming up with Well Beings and NAMI-Louisiana for a community conversation about the unique challenges our high school and college students are facing as they work to navigate through this unexpected world we now find ourselves in. This interactive virtual event will help Louisianians understand some of the more distinct issues our young people are facing and provide resources that will help us move forward toward recovery. 

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PBS LearningMedia Webinar
Register here!

Register for a PBS LearningMedia Informational Webinar on our LPB Learning@Home website! Sign up today and learn how easy it is to search for quality lessons and fun activities that families and children enjoy while learning!

Dates Available:
September 15 (Still Time To Register!) 
November 17

STREAMING NOW ON LPB.ORG

HINDSIGHT
Now Streaming
www.lpb.org/hindsight

Films that explore the tumultuous events of 2020 told by filmmakers with unique perspectives. The Hindsight Project is a fascinating new initiative that LPB is proud to be participating in. The goal was to help support BIPOC filmmakers from the American South and Puerto Rico as they worked to create short films looking at how their communities navigated the unprecedented events of 2020. Two Louisiana-based filmmakers were chosen to be a part of the project, and LPB helped provide support, guidance...and now awareness!

Go to www.lpb.org/hindsight to watch the Louisiana-based film shorts from Zac Manuel and Kiyoko McCrae, as well as the other four films that explore such diverse topics as an interfaith choir, immigration and isolation in Arkansas, and food insecurity in Puerto Rico. 

Much thanks to our partners,  Firelight MediaReel South, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), and public media stations across the South! Stay tuned for your chance to meet the filmmakers in an LPB Virtual Event. 

DEADLINE MIDNIGHT SEPT. 19

LPB'S POWERON RAFFLE
ENTER TO WIN HERE!

Tickets: $20 Each
Buy 5 tickets, get a 6th ticket FREE!

From one end of the state to the other, we've seen the devastating power of hurricanes and how the storms effects can be felt long after the winds stop blowing! Don't get caught in the dark next hurricane season! Enter to win a whole house generator by entering the PowerOn Raffle from Friends of LPB. The deadline is drawing near: September 19 at midnight! Tickets are $20 each, but if you buy 5 you get a 6th ticket FREE! 

Want more info? Go to www.lpb.org/raffle . The winner is sure to have the coolest house on the street next hurricane season. 

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