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(Sunshine by the Stars celebrates Louisiana's State Song, Tuesday at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk 6, travel to all six cities of the season 20 tour for never-before-aired appraisals, including a Ty Cobb game-used baseball bat, 18th and 19th-century nephrite belt buckles and zodiac figure, and a 1942 Lynn Bogue Hunt painting. At 8:30PM, singer/songwriter Zachary Richard joins us live in the studio to present Attakapas: The Cajun Story. This dynamic, immersive multi-media concert combines historical stills and moving images with Richard's music, chronicling the Acadian's departure from France, their expulsion from Nova Scotia, and their arrival at the Poste des Attakapas, now St. Martinville, Louisiana. 

Tuesday at 7PM, Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana's Music, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., features Louisiana's biggest music stars performing the popular song "You Are My Sunshine," originally recorded by country star and former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis. See Harry Connick, Jr., and his band second-lining through the French Quarter, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews performing with his band on a New Orleans streetcar and country music star Tim McGraw leading fans in a spirited rendition. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jerry Lee Lewis performs at his house in Memphis, Blues legend Buddy Guy plays at his club in Chicago. Grammy winners Wynton and Branford Marsalis join with their dad Ellis and brother Jason for a unique jazz version of the state song. The music continues at 8:30PM on Austin City Limits, when iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his chart-topping album Before This World, his first collection of original music in 13 years. Find out how you can score tickets to see James Taylor with Bonnie Raitt live in concert in Baton Rouge!

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature: Snow Bears, travel to the Arctic to follow the life-changing journey of two newborn polar bear cubs as they leave their den for the first time. Actress Kate Winslet narrates. At 8:30PM, join Patti LaBelle for 70s Soul Superstars, an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul.

Thursday at 7PM on Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to boost your mood and overcome anxiety. At 8:30PM on Great Performances: Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148, see this unique concert film that offers viewers a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Bublé’s visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour. Then, stay tuned for an encore of Attakapas: The Cajun Story at 10PM.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, join Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, as they honor the legacy of the premiere Great American Songbook duo George and Ira Gershwin, performing favorites such as "Love Is Here to Stay" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me." That's followed at 9:30PM by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - From Gainesville: The 30th Anniversary Concert, as they return to Gainesville, Florida in 2006, the hometown of Petty and bandmates Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench. They performed an electrifying and emotional concert - joined on several songs by Stevie Nicks. The concert features some of their greatest hits including "Free Fallin,'" "Mary Jane's Last Dance," "I Won't Back Down," and more.

Get a jump on New Year's resolutions beginning Saturday and Sunday at 9AM, when LPB presents ways for you to stay physically and financially healthy. At 5PM Saturday, never-before-seen performances by Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport '63-'65 convey the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change. At 6:30PM on Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player, enjoy this 1987 gathering of A-list musicians celebrating the enormous influence Chet Atkins had on their lives and careers. Guest stars include Mark Knopfler, the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Then at 8PM on Donny Osmond: One Night Only, join the pop culture icon for the definitive concert of his career, the final night of his sold-out 2017 United Kingdom arena tour.

Sunday at 7PM on Sarah Brightman: Hymn, be thrilled by the exquisite voice of the world's best-selling soprano in this concert filmed in a magical setting at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. At 8:30PM on Johnny Mathis - Wonderful Wonderful, celebrate 60+ years of music from the legendary Johnny Mathis. All Johnny's favorites "Chances Are," "Twelfth of Never," "Wonderful, Wonderful," "It's Not For Me To Say," "Too Much, Too Little Too Late," and more are all performed live.


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we hope you'll show your support for LPB tomorrow on Giving Tuesday by becoming a member or renewing your membership. In doing so, you will be a part of a legacy that celebrates the history and culture of Louisiana. Help us continue to tell our story! 

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.


Do you have a taste for France? Help LPB and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana preserve our state's French heritage and language with a holiday event unlike any other. Cognac & Christmas includes a screening of a classic French tale and the exclusive launch of Marquis de La Fayette Cognac in the United States.

Four cognac varieties will be paired with an assortment of savory appetizers and sweets. H. Mounier has bottled award-winning cognac for over 150 years. Be among the first in the country to toast the season with Marquis de La Fayette cognac while supporting LPB and CODOFIL!

Wednesday, December 12
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Lafayette, Louisiana 
6:30 PM

Thursday, December 13
LPB Studios
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
6:30 PM 

Go to for tickets or call 225.767.4214 for more information.


LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge are looking for the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes. A Young Hero is an exceptional young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character.

Nominations are now being accepted. Nominees must be Louisiana students enrolled in an academic institution or homeschool program, and cannot be older than 18 years of age. Nominations and supporting materials are submitted through the online form at Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is this Friday, November 30, 2018. The 24th annual Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 15, 2019. This year’s honorees will receive a $1,000 tuition assistance grant and other special awards.

To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes awards, or to submit a nomination, go to

For more information, call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4274 or (225) 767-4274 or email


Give the gift of a Friends of LPB membership, and you'll be giving a world of exploration and entertainment! Access to LPB Passport starts at $60 or just $5 per month.

Members can catch up or relive favorite moments of Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu, along with hundreds of other programs. 

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: Great Performances | Sound of MusicThe Great American Read – All episodes; Shakespeare Uncovered | Richard III with Antony SherNature | Super Cats: Extreme Lives; and Native America | From Caves to Cosmos.

Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport including Attakapas: The Cajun StoryDeeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & StoriesAgainst the Tide: The Story of the Acadian People; and many more!

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


Estate planning is important for every household and income. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well-protected.

Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable causes that matter most to you, such as the quality programs and education services offered to our community by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Join other loyal public media supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, and then get your estate plan off the ground today. Click here for details.


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

New on Press Club, Robert Twilley, director of Louisiana Sea Grant, spoke. The organization, which is responsible for research and extension concerning Louisiana’s coastal and marine resources, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. Press Club is also available on LPB's YouTube channel.


LPB has your VIP tickets at!

See Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Wednesday, December 26 at 8PM. The show features classic Christmas hits, as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year.

Plus - just announced! See Celtic Woman at the Civic Center in Monroe, Wednesday, April 24 at 7PM. A $150 contribution includes an orchestra ticket and meet & greet pass; a $75 contribution includes an orchestra ticket. The Grammy® -nominated, multi-platinum international music group returns to North America with a brand new live show, Ancient Land. The tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of the 13th studio album of the same name.


ShopLPB has perfect gifts for your holiday shopping! Plus, we are offering free standard shipping anywhere in the continental US from November 21 to December 26, 2018! (That's in addition to the discount for members!)

Feature of the week: An Evening at The Governor’s Mansion: A Christmas Celebration with Paul Groves DVD:

Governor John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards host a joyful Christmas celebration with Metropolitan Opera star Paul Groves, accompanied by New York City Opera tenor and LSU Kirkpatrick Professor Emeritus Robert Grayson. Hear Christmas classics including “White Christmas,” “I'll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “Silver Bells,” “Silent Night,” and many more.

Be sure to browse all of the DVDs, digital downloads, books, t-shirts, and more available at ShopLPB. If you are a member of Friends, you can get a 15% discount on all ShopLPB purchases. Check Visions for the code for savings.