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A week of premieres including the return of Victoria

(Season 3 picks up when Victoria is pregnant with her sixth child. But she has much else on her mind, chiefly the Revolutions of 1848, when the downtrodden throughout Europe begin to rise up against aristocratic rule.)

Tonight at 7PM on the Season 23 premiere of Antiques Roadshow: Meadow Brook Hall (Hour 1), visit the grounds of the historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan, and learn the story behind beloved family heirlooms, thrift store finds and more - including a $77,500 appraisal! At 8PM on Antiques Roadshow: Chicago (Hour 1), see finds like a 1969 "Chicago Seven" signed subpoena and a 1961 Leonora Carrington oil. At 9PM, Gerry finds himself investigating the possible murder of the grandson of an old friend on the season premiere of New Tricks. Then at 10PM on Shetland, Thomas Malone's return after 23 years in jail coincides with the murder of local journalist Sally McColl, and Perez and his team must investigate both cases.

Tuesday at 7PM on the season premiere of Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Andy Samberg and George R. R. Martin answer some family mysteries. On We'll Meet Again at 8PM,  Ann Curry helps two women search for friends and colleagues who fought for equal rights. At 9PM on USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter, follow a scientific detective story detailing the discovery of the USS Indianapolis wreck site. Then on Independent Lens: My Country No More  at 10:30PM, see North Dakota's oil boom through the lens of a family fighting to save their way of life.

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature: Attenborough and the Sea Dragon, join Sir David Attenborough to learn about a sea creature that lived during the age of dinosaurs. At 8PM on NOVA: Einstein’s Quantum Riddle, physicists capture light from across the universe in a bid to prove quantum entanglement. At 9PM on the series premiere of The Dictator's Playbook, Kim Il Sung's transformation from guerrilla fighter to brutal dictator of North Korea is explored. That's followed at 10PM by the premiere of The Stuarts - A Bloody Reign: King James IKate Williams studies the legacy of the Stuarts through the eyes of an aristocratic Welsh clan.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown attempts to overturn a miscarriage of justice while rehearsing for the Kembleford Christmas pantomime. At 8PM on the Season 8 premiere of Doc Martin, Louisa and Martin are living together, but Louisa finds herself juggling too many responsibilities. At 9PM on the series premiere of Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators, Frank Hathaway finds an unlikely partner in Lu Shakespeare when the pair are thrown together. Then at 10PM, past and present collide as the auction of a priceless Faberge Egg occurs at Lonsdale College on Endeavor Season 5 on Masterpiece.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. That's followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. At 8PM on the Season 2 premiere of Samantha Brown's Places to Love, Samantha strolls through Hong Kong, plays the generational tile-based game, Mahjong, and learns about the process of making tofu. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, we visit with Alexandria artist Margie Tate, who is skilled in painting landscapes, still life and portraits. Then at 9PM on Fitz! The Life & Political Legacy of Jimmy Fitzmorrislearn the story of this New Orleans businessman and public servant.  That's followed at 10:30PM by Great Performances: The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration.

Saturday from 7-9PM, enjoy your favorite British comedies. On A Place To Call Home at 9PM, George's lack of support and poor timing when Sarah goes into labor leaves their relationship on shaky grounds. On 800 Words at 10PM, George's date with Katie is the only news in Weld. Constable Tom and Big Mac clash over campers. Then Residente performs on Austin City Limits at 11PM

Sunday at 8PM, Season 3 of Victoria premieres. Watch as revolution sweeps across Europe and pressure builds on Victoria with new arrivals at the Palace. At 9PM, on Victoria & Albert: The Wedding (Part 1), join a team of experts preparing to reconstruct the royal wedding that changed history. That's followed at 10PM by the premiere of Inside Balmoral 1852-1954. Balmoral has been the ideal retreat for Queen Elizabeth throughout her life. Some of the notable features of this private estate include the Balmoral Cairns. This was a granite pyramid erected by Queen Victoria as a memorial to her beloved Albert.

LPB | Edcamp Statewide Partnership

Edcamps build and support communities of empowered educators through peer-led, participant-driven professional learning, and 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 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 in Louisiana.

Edcamp nLA will be held Saturday, January 12 at the Bossier Community College. Register here.

Edcamp New Orleans will be held Saturday, January 26 at West Jefferson High School. Register here.

Edcamp Baton Rouge will be held Saturday, January 26 at Parkview Baptist High School. Register here.

Learn more about the national Edcamp movement: edcamp.org

Funding provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Starting this Sunday at 8PM, watch Season 3 of Victoria in its entirety before episodes air nationally.  

Whenever or wherever you and your family have some free time, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport provides Friends of LPB members extended access to favorite public television programs - including full seasons of many current and past series - from any computer, smartphone or tablet. See great LPB and PBS programs anytime you want! 

Recently added programs include: NOVA | World’s Fastest Animal and  Great Performances | Harlod Prince: The Director’s Life. Plus, members can catch up or relive favorite moments of Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu, and more! 

Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport including Attakapas: The Cajun Story; Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & Stories; Atchafalaya Houseboat; and many more! 

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level. 

LPB keeps you informed with Newsmakers & Press Club

Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel.

New Year - New Healthy Recipe!

You'll definitely want to try this vegetarian delight: Eggplant On Braised Chickpeas

This eggplant on braised chickpeas requires a good amount of pantry items and is delicious and cozy without feeling super filling.

Ingredients for your shopping list:

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of tomatoes 
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 chipotle in adobo 
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of garbanzo beans, rinsed 
  • 1 bunch of kale, ends trimmed and chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 eggplant, trimmed and sliced horizontally
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced cilantro

Cooking directions HERE.

Take home some sunshine from ShopLPB

Feature of the week: A Century of Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story DVD

Born in 1899 in Quitman, Louisiana, Jimmie Davis started performing on KWKH Radio in Shreveport in the 1920s when he was a college student. Even though he was governor of the state from 1948-1952 and 1960-64, Jimmie Davis is probably best-known for co-writing and recording "You Are My Sunshine", one of the most popular songs of all time. The record sold more than a million copies when it was released in 1940 and has been recorded by such musical greats as Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry and Willie Nelson. This is the story of one of Louisiana's more colorful characters: Jimmie Davis.

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