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The Value of Teachers, Finding Your Roots, and more

(LPB's Louisiana Public Square discusses the proposed pay raise for Louisiana's teachers, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Meadow Brook Hall (Hour 3) treasures include a Civil War presentation sword and portrait and Danny Lyon Civil Rights posters. At 8PM on Antiques Roadshow: Chicago (Hour 3), learn the fascinating stories of treasures found including a group of Ayn Rand inscribed books, an Edward Borein watercolor, ca. 1930, and a 1931 Carnegie hero medal. At 9PM on New Tricks, a lawyer receives a note that her terrorist father was murdered by the police. Then at 10PM on Shetland, Perez questions Donna about the DNA results, and Tosh arrives in Norway in search of Andreas Hagan.

Tuesday at 7PM on Finding Your Roots, journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, and Lisa Ling learn their fascinating family histories. On The Big Burn: American Experience at 8PM, learn the story of a wildfire that devoured more than three million acres in the Rockies in 1910. At 9PM on FRONTLINE: Coal's Deadly Dust, learn about the rise of severe black lung disease among coal miners. Then, discover how Native American musicians transformed blues, jazz and rock in this musical celebration. Independent Lens: Rumble is at 10PM.

Wednesday at 7PM on Louisiana Public Square: The Value of Teachers, tune in to see a discussion about the proposed teacher pay raise. Governor John Bel Edwards says it is his top priority for the 2019 legislative session. The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. What makes us so perfect for each other? Find out at 8PM on Nature: Equus: The Story of the Horse: Chasing the Wind. At 9PM on NOVA: Kilauea: Hawai'i On Fire, join scientists and residents as they investigate the Kilauea volcano’s recent spike in activity. That's followed at 9PM by The Dictator's Playbook: Benito Mussolini.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown must stop a much-loved institution from going off the rails when the local stationmaster is murdered. At 8PM on Doc Martin, Louisa has gone sailing, leaving Martin to look after James. At 9PM on Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators, Frank and Lu race against time when an undertaker is given 24 hours to live by two strange hitmen. Then at 10PM on Endeavor Season 5 on Masterpiece, investigating a disappearance, Endeavour fears it's linked to the unsolved murder of a teenager.

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 Samantha Brown's Places to Love, Samantha explores Geneva, Switzerland and takes a gondola ride to the top of the Alps. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, meet Monroe artist Cindy Blair who creates luminary sculptures out of rice paper. Then at 9PM on Great Performances: Doubt from the Minnesota Opera, watch an adaptation of the play about suspicion leading to a battle of wills at a Catholic school.

Saturday from 7-9PM, enjoy your favorite British comedies. On A Place To Call Home at 9PM, George asks the family to go on as usual, as Regina's behavior spirals. On 800 Words at 10PM, the first anniversary of his wife's death looms large for George as war breaks out with the in-laws. Then Willie Nelson performs on Austin City Limits at 11PM

Sunday at 8PM on Victoria Albert relishes the opportunity to spend time with the family away from London, but Victoria is desperate to get back to the Palace and the business of politics. At 9PM, on Tales from the Royal Wardrobe, the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years is examined. That's followed at 10PM by Inside Balmoral 1992-2017In the aftermath of the infamous annus horribilis, Queen Elizabeth had retreated to Balmoral. The royal family had endured one of their worst years, and with a republican feeling growing in the country, many felt they must adapt.

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Did you know Martin Luther King Jr. Day wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000? And that in order to create the holiday honoring the civil rights leader we needed help from Stevie Wonder and the National Football League. Why was this the case?

In recognition of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., learn the history of how a designated holiday in his honor came to be in this PBS Digital Studios film short.

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 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.

Join LPB at A Starry Night with Lisette Oropesa

World-renowned soprano Lisette Oropesa returns to Baton Rouge for "A Starry Night" - an epic masterwork performance with the LSU Symphony Orchestra. She will also be joined by fellow guests Paul Groves (tenor), Joseph Colaneri (conductor), and LSU Assistant Professor of Voice Brandon Hendrickson (baritone).

LPB will be filming this one-night-only event this Friday, January 25 at 7:30PM at the LSU Union Theater and we hope you can join us! For tickets and more information, CLICK HERE

A bel canto singer of considerable acclaim, Lisette appears regularly in major theatres around the world including the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, and the Opéra National de Paris. 

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LPB keeps you informed with Newsmakers & Press Club

Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. In the latest episode, Matt Saurage discusses how Community Coffee gives back to the areas it serves through philanthropic activities. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser speaks about the many efforts of the Louisiana Office of Recreation and Tourism in their attempt to bring more visitors to our state.

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ShopLPB Feature of the Week: SIGNPOST TO FREEDOM: The 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott DVD

This one hour documentary recounts the circumstances and events that led to the nation's first large-scale boycott protesting segregation and then examines its impact on the evolution of grassroots civil rights activism across the country during the early years of America's Civil Rights Movement. Regardless of whether the Baton Rouge bus boycott is viewed as a success or failure, the boycott's impact on the larger civil rights movement is indisputable. Not only did the boycott provide proof that African Americans could take a brave, unified, and peaceful stand against segregation, it also brought to light a specific, yet fundamental inequity suffered by most black Southerners, paying the same bus fare as whites, but having to stand up over empty seats, simply because they were black. Music by Grammy-winning artist Chris Thomas King.

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