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(Imprisoned by the U.S. during World War II for his Japanese ancestry, Norman Mineta rose to become the first Asian American to serve in a presidential cabinet. His story is tonight at 8PM.)

Tonight at 7PM, it’s off to the races one last time for amazing appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Antiques Roadshow. At 8PM on Norman Mineta and his Legacy: An American Story, meet the statesman who served as cabinet secretary for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. Then at 9PM, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond continues. This action-packed drama tells the real story of Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond. At 10PM on New Tricks, the team investigates the case of a 16-year-old tennis champion who fell to her death after losing a crucial match. 

Tuesday at 7PM on 10 Streets that Changed America, take a tour of 10 streets that changed the way we get around: from Broadway in New York and Wilshire in Los Angeles, to the Boston Post Road and the Lincoln Highway. At 8PM, on Emma Goldman: American Experience, explore the life of the notorious lecturer, fearless writer, and merciless publisher. At 9PM on FRONTLINE, inside the no-holds-barred war for control of the Supreme Court. At 10PM on Independent Lens, meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. 

"Think Wednesday" & Mystery Thursday on LPB

(LPB's Louisiana Public Square, in partnership with WWNO, brings together coastal stakeholders, NGOs, researchers and industry leaders to explore strategies that could reduce coastal land loss and protect lives, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM, Louisiana Public Square: Sinking Louisiana explores why Louisiana's coast is experiencing the fastest rate of relative sea level rise in the world, impacting more than 2 million residents. At 8PM on Nature: Equus: Story of the Horse, with the speed of a horse, our ancestors conquered distances and built empires. What makes us so perfect for each other? At 9PM watch NOVA: Lost Viking Army, investigate a ninth-century mass grave in a rural English village. Will the remains unlock the mystery of a legendary Viking fighting force that once invaded England? Then at 10PM on Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed The World, dial in to the fascinating history of the smartphone.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, tensions rise to deadly levels when a performance troupe of anarchists arrives in Kembleford. At 8PM on Doctor Blake Mysteries, there's a new chief superintendent who doesn't approve of Blake's unorthodox methods, and is determined to get rid of Blake for good. At 9PM on Death in Paradise, a horse-trekking expedition is cut short when Jack discovers the dead body of a rider in the most unexpected of places - the police station itself. At 10PM see a special encore of the finale of Les Misérables.

30th Anniversary of the National Memorial Day Concert this Sunday

(The live broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert is Sunday at 7PM! See an encore at 8:30PM)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM on Samantha Brown's Places To Love, Sam takes us to Orange County in Southern California. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, meet an artist whose work promotes environmental responsibility. At 9PM, Live from Lincoln Center presents Megan Hilty, the Tony-nominated star of Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Noises Off and NBC's Smash. That's followed at 10PM by Queen Victoria and Her Nine Children.

Saturday starting at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, a bloodied and battered stranger collapses on Millie and Jean's doorstep, dragging them into a mysterious criminal underworld. At 10PM on 800 Words, George longs for solitude but his plan to get rid of his unwanted guests backfires. Then, don't miss LCD Soundsystem on Austin City Limits at 11PM.

Sunday at 7PM and 8:30PM, join us for the National Memorial Day Concert. Joe Mantegna and Mary McCormack host the 30th anniversary of America's national night of remembrance from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly. That's followed at 10PM by Midsomer Murders. The drowning of a woman in a bathtub becomes the first murder in a series of copycat murders imitating infamous past crimes.

Early Bird Prize for the $10,000 Delta Air Lines Gift Card Raffle is Wednesday!

Enter To Win A $10,000 Delta Air Lines Gift Card and fly anywhere in the world! Support Friends of LPB and get your ticket today, and you and your family will be off to a perfect getaway.

Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, June 30 at midnight.

Early Bird Prize - Bayou Country Superfest Package Includes two tickets to Bayou Country Superfest on Saturday, May 25, one night hotel stay, and a $100 Visa Gift Card. Entry Deadline - May 22, 2019 at midnight.

(The Early Bird winner is also eligible to win the $10,000 gift card!)

Go on-line at lpb.org/delta or call 225-767-4214 to purchase your tickets and see how far your dreams can take you! (Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold.)

LPB Observes the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in June

LPB marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day with the national PBS broadcast premiere of Seize and Secure: The Battle for La Fière, a collaborative project LPB produced with the help of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and the generous support of Madlyn and Paul Hillard.

The statewide broadcast premiere is Thursday, June 6th at 8PM on LPB statewide and WYES in New Orleans. LPB will present weekly segments commemorating D-Day on Louisiana: The State We’re In (Friday nights at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM). You can find other LPB programs and oral history interviews available for viewing on the Louisiana Digital Media Archive, including Builders, Heroes and the Boats that Won the War for Us (2000), Louisiana’s Experience: World War II (2007), D-Day Plus 50: Louisiana Remembers (1994), and The National D-Day Museum Grand Opening (2000).

About the film:

Seize & Secure: The Battle for La Fière sheds light on a relatively unexplored, but pivotal battle to secure a critical route inland for allied forces invading France on June 6, 1944. The fight for the La Fière causeway and bridge is regarded as one of the bloodiest small arms battles in U.S. military history, fought largely by paratroopers and glidermen from the 82nd Airborne Division.

The film relies on the veterans who fought in the battle to retell the harrowing story. Mark Harmon (NCIS, The West Wing, Chicago Hope) narrates, with an original music score by Lauren Buchter, an ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) Composer to Watch. Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award-winner, C. E. Richard, wrote the script.

LPB wants you to win a new Honda!

Show your support for LPB by entering the Win the Wheels Car Raffle! This year’s Grand prize is a 2019 Honda Civic! Deadline is Thurs, June 20 at midnight! Enter at: lpb.org/raffle

Prize Information:

  • Grand Prize: 2019 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 2nd Prize: Trip for Two to See Harry Potter on Broadway (Entry Deadline - June 20, 2019)

Vehicle Sponsored by: RoyOMartin and Ryan Honda

All of the proceeds support the programs on LPB. No Question about it, you are getting something back - the prizes are just the lagniappe! During this special raffle a limited number of tickets will be pledged so claim yours soon!

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Introducing the Launch of New Collections from LPB Passport:

Films from Ken Burns featuring all episodes of The National Parks; Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony; The Central Park Five; and Vietnam

Spring Dramas including Mrs. Wilson, Unforgotten, and Les Misérables.

Top Docs: Special titles from Independent Lens.

New programs added this week: Breakthrough - The Ideas That changed the World: The TelescopeReconstruction: America After the Civil WarAmerican Masters - Garry Winogrand: All Things PhotographableNATURE - The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention; and American Masters: Joseph Pulitzer.

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Memorial Day Recipe Collection

Need a new cookout recipe? How about a side dish? Whatever you are looking for, we have a recipe for your Memorial Day weekend gathering. Check out featured PBS Food recipes HERE

Included in the recipe collection: Grilled Ratatouille Salad

For a great side dish, try this grilled ratatouille salad. Marc Matsumoto from the Fresh Tastes blog discusses why grilled vegetables work well for a Summer version of this classic French dish.

Ingredients for your shopping list for this recipe:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 340 grams (12 ounces) baby zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 340 grams (12 ounces) small Japanese eggplant, quartered lengthwise
  • 340 grams (12 ounces) cherry tomatoes
  • 340 grams (12 ounces) onions, sliced into 1/2-inch thick rings and separated
  • 15 g basil
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
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, Janet Simmons, CEO of HOPE Ministries, discusses “Understanding the learned behaviors of differing socio-economic classes." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: State Treasurer John Schroder speaks about the state’s finances and legislation to protect unclaimed property. 

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ShopLPB May Feature: An Enchantment of Butterflies DVD

Of all the things in nature that throughout history have captivated the minds, hearts and souls of people, perhaps the most powerful and most universal are butterflies. To gardeners and naturalists, butterflies are considered the most beautiful and popular representatives of the insect world. This program examines more than just science and modern culture. The magic of metamorphosis has served as a literary metaphor for thousands of years, as we discover in examples of native myths, readings and dream imagery. The symbolism of the butterfly is one that even young children understand.

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