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Antiques Roadshow, American Experience and more

(Antiques Roadshow is in Biloxi where an early 20th-century American Tobacco Card Collection is appraised. How much is it worth? Find out tonight at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM, Antiques Roadshow is in Biloxi, Mississippi. Highlights include a circa 1950 Walter Anderson linocut and vintage space toys. Then at 9PM, see the conclusion of Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond. This action-packed drama tells the real story of Ian Fleming, the man who created James Bond. At 10PM on New Tricks, the team re-opens the case of a young poet whose body was discovered in the scrapyard of a known gangster.

Tuesday at 7PM on Rachel Carson: American Experience, meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. At 9PM, FRONTLINE examines the hidden reality of sex trafficking. At 10PM, 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.

"Think Wednesday" & Mystery Thursday on LPB

(Although Sherlock Holmes was by far author Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation, he tried, and ultimately failed, to distance himself from Sherlock-mania. Watch Thursday at 10PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature: Soul of the Elephant, delve into the hearts, minds and even souls of elephants. At 8PM, NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity. Then at 9PM on Light Falls, take a theatrical journey with physicist Brian Greene to uncover how Albert Einstein developed his theory of relativity. That's followed at 10:30PM by Reel South. Captain Chris Scott rallies a colony of tent residents to defend their provisional homes against the forces of gentrification. 

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, the Kembleford Ramblers annual outing takes a tragic turn when the local Lord is found strangled. At 8PM on Doctor Blake Mysteries, a murder victim is discovered in the freezer of a restaurant kitchen. At 9PM on Death in Paradise, the team attempts to solve another murder on the island of Sainte Marie. At 10PM, Sherlock Holmes Against Conan Doyle documents the true story behind the overshadowed author, and Holmes' ascension to becoming a literary icon.

LPB Celebrates the 2019 Louisiana Legends

(LPB honors the 2019 Louisiana Legends Friday at 8PM. L to R: Roy O. Martin III, Denise Lewis Patrick, LPB CEO Beth Courtney, Newton Thomas, Rebecca Vizard, and Todd Graves.)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, see highlights from the 29th Louisiana Legends Gala. At 9PM on Monrovia, Indiana, gain understanding of a rural mid-American way of life that has always been important to the country. 

Saturday starting at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco, having uncovered a covert system of police corruption, the women must go it alone. At 10PM on 800 Words, George enjoys having the house to himself. Then, don't miss Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit plus Amanda Shires on Austin City Limits at 11PM.

Sunday at 7PM, join us for Downton Abbey Returns! Join host Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) for a celebration of the beloved hit series and a sneak peek at the upcoming movie. At 8:30PM see back to back episodes of Endeavour Season 5. past and present collide in Oxford as the auction of a priceless Faberge Egg gets underway at Lonsdale College, inciting a burglary attempt. Season 6 premieres on June 15!

The History of Memorial Day

Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.

This event was inspired by local observances of the day that had taken place in several towns throughout America in the three years after the Civil War. In 1873, New York was the first state to designate Memorial Day as a legal holiday. By the late 1800s, many more cities and communities observed Memorial Day, and several states had declared it a legal holiday. After World War I, it became an occasion for honoring those who died in all of America’s wars and was then more widely established as a national holiday throughout the United States. Learn more HERE.

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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.

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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

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  • Grand Prize: 2019 Honda Civic Sedan
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Watch ALL seasons of your favorite Masterpiece dramas on LPB Passport including: Les Misérables, UnforgottenVictoria, Poldark, and The Durrells in Corfu.

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: NOVA | Saving the Dead SeaBreakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World | The AirplaneBoss: The Black Experience in Business; and State of the Art.

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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, Edward Shihadeh discusses Smarter and Safer: Offender Intervention in Louisiana. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Brace B. "Trey" Godfrey III, executive director of the 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, discusses the group’s programs and services, and tells us how they are making an impact on the success of black men and boys and the community at large. 

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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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