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Cleopatra, Hidden Treasures and more

(Will an amateur archaeologist’s theory reveal where Cleopatra's lost tomb is hidden? Find out tomorrow at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow, we take a look back at our visit to St. Paul. Discover which marvelous Minnesota treasure has skyrocketed in the market since its original 2004 appraisal and is now the highest valued treasure ever at $2 million to $3 million! At 8PM on Fake or Fortune?, the team investigates whether a small watercolour sketch could be by the British 20th-century sculptor Henry Moore, thought to be stolen by the Nazis. At 9PM on Atlantis, after crossing a young nobleman, Jason and his friends find themselves at the mercy of King Minos, who declares Poseidon will decide their fate. At 10PM on New Tricks, someone is trying to kill Strickland and a group of his associates and he turns to the UCOS team for help.

Tuesday at 7PM, learn about the legendary queen who ruled the Egyptian empire on Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra's Lost Tomb. At 8PM on The Lavendar Scare, explore the untold story of how tens of thousands of homosexual federal workers were either fired or denied employment in the 1950s. At 9PM, FRONTLINE exposes a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. Then at 10PM, learn the history of Camp X, the top secret World War II spy training school.

The Nile, Ancient Ancestors & Many Mysteries

(Wednesday at 7PM, experience the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes, and remarkable people who live alongside the Nile.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature, explore the Nile, the world's longest river. From elephants and leopards to extreme kayakers and ancient wonders, its great length provides a lifeline for Africa's wildest beasts and for some of the world's most incredible cultures. At 8PM on When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time, meet the ancient ancestors of four iconic creatures: crocodiles, birds, whales and elephants. Then at 10PM on Shetland, a horrifying discovery at the Hayes house changes the course of the investigation.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, a new musical director for the bell-ringers of St Marys leads to discord, disharmony and the bloodcurdling sound of murder. At 8PM on Doctor Blake Mysteries, when Blake is called to investigate the murder of a retired carpenter, the only real suspect is a teenage boy discovered praying over the body. That's followed at 9PM by Death in Paradise, a wealthy businessman is found dead in his pool and the victim’s sister is the prime suspect. Then at 10PM, see an encore of the Season 6 premiere of Endeavour.

This Weekend on LPB!

(Get immersed in Season 6 of Endeavour, Sunday at 8PM.) 

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In, followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. At 8PM, don't miss Samantha Brown's Places to Love. Samantha travels to Hill Country, Texas where she takes to the road exploring these legendary lands in search of her favorite wildflower, the Texas bluebonnet. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, meet Kim Zabbia, a Ponchatoula painter and art teacher who shares her “No Fear Process." Then at 9PM, trace the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world on Robert Shaw: American Masters. At 10:30PM, see Great Performances: Nas Live from the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop.

Saturday beginning at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on Vera, the body of a police officer is discovered in an abattoir incinerator. At 10:30PM, take a front row seat at Front and Center: CMA Songwriters Series Presents Luke Combs and Kane Brown. Then, don't miss Margo Price and Hayes Carll on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM.

Sunday at 7PM, catch up on Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece. In episode one, while Ross watches Cornwall suffer under a new MP, Demelza remains caught between Ross and Hugh. Then at 8PM, a car accident proves to be murder, leading Endeavour to investigate suspects in the Oxford astrophysics department and a TV puppet studio. Then at 9:30PM on Midsomer Murders, the discovery of a farmer’s body in an ancient stone circle is made just days before the spring equinox. 

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LPB & LDMA Observe the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Throughout June, 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).

Take a Chance to Win The Wheels By Thursday!

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 this 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 

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!

Help Create a Legacy for Your Family & Community

LPB is your trusted source for information and is the state’s largest classroom. Your participation in the The Friends of LPB Be A Friend campaign will ensure LPB continues to educate, inspire, and create exceptional programs for generations to come. 

Take the challenge and become a part of LPB’s Be A Friend campaign today! We are counting on our current members to help us reach our goal to increase our membership to 20,000 by 2020. We currently have about 14,000 members so we have a ways to go--- but we know with your help, anything is possible! ...HERE'S HOW you can help. Thank you!

Join us TODAY for the Countdown to the Chasing the Moon

The Countdown has begun…join LPB, the Louisiana Space Grant Consortium and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Main for a special one-hour preview of the ALL-NEW documentary Chasing the Moon from PBS and American Experience. Join us TODAY at 6:30PM for refreshments, followed by the screening and a panel discussion with a former NASA scientist. Reserve your space!

Reimagine the race to the moon for a new generation. This series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.

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Watch ALL seasons of your favorite Masterpiece dramas on LPB Passport including: Les Misérables, UnforgottenVictoria, Poldark, The Durrells in Corfuand of course, Downton Abbey!

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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.

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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, Peter Ricchiuti tells us about current trends in the financial markets. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Jim Henderson, President of the University of Louisiana System, discusses the state of higher education and efforts to boost college graduation rates in Louisiana.

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ShopLPB June Feature: A Summer of Birds - DVD

A Summer of Birds is an LPB documentary that details a relatively unknown chapter in the life of the renowned naturalist painter John James Audubon.

Based on the acclaimed book A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House by Baton Rouge Advocate columnist Danny Heitman, the program chronicles the summer of 1821 which he spent in Louisiana at the Oakley Plantation in West Feliciana Parish.

Emmy Award-winning actress Sela Ward narrates the program, which features an original musical score by Suncoast Emmy winner Mike Esneault.

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