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Roadshow Treasures, War Secrets, and more

(Which item has doubled in value to $80,000? Find out tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow, we take a look back at our visit to Reno. Go “all in” on updated appraisals from 2004, including a 1951 inscribed Lone Ranger mask. At 8PM on Fake or Fortune?, the team investigates two rare portraits of black British subjects from the 18th and 19th centuries. At 9PM on Atlantis, whilst hunting in the mountains, the boys stumble across an abandoned baby. 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, follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II on Secrets of the Dead: World War Speed. At 8PM on Tiananmen: Seven Weeks that Changed the World, uncover the true story of the period that changed China forever. At 10PM on Joseph Pulitzer: American Masters, discover the man behind the award who championed what he regarded as the sacred role of the free press in a democracy.

Louisiana Legislation, Exploration, and Dramas

(Teacher pay raises. A boost to the minimum wage. Legalizing sports betting. These were some of the issues considered during the legislature’s 2019 Regular Session. Learn about the decisions made, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM, Louisiana Public Square: Legislative Wrap 2019 takes a look at the issues that made headlines and how each fared at the state capitol.  At 8PM on Amazon: Rivers of Life, explore the greatest river system on Earth, that amasses one-fifth of Earth’s freshwater as it flows east from the Andes to the Atlantic. Boiling streams, crystal clear lagoons, pink river dolphins and a strange new reef are some of its many secrets. At 9PM, NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon. Then at 10PM on Shetland, the search for ZeZi continues.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown accidentally attends a seance at the house of Professor Robert Wiseman who is showcasing the power of a magical artefact. At 8PM on Doctor Blake Mysteries, Blake investigates when a young woman is found murdered at a debutante's ball. That's followed at 9PM by Death in Paradise, when a woman is found dead on her boat. Then at 10PM, see an encore of Endeavour. A car accident proves to be murder, leading Endeavour to investigate suspects in the Oxford astrophysics department and a TV puppet studio.

This Weekend on LPB!

(There are many unanswered questions about the Pacific we yearn to unravel, but the ocean doesn't give up its secrets willingly. Go exploring Friday at 9PM.) 

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In, followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, meet Lafayette artist Francis X. Pavy, whose work stems from the southern storytelling tradition and involves folk-life and folklore of the local people. Then at 9PM on Big Pacific, explore this mysterious ocean - whose depths we are just beginning to discover.  That's followed at 10PM by Great Yellowstone Thaw.

Saturday beginning at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM, Vera investigates when a young man is found murdered in a boat yard. At 10:30PM, take a front row seat at Front and Center: CMA Songwriters Series Presents Miranda Lambert. Then, don't miss Cece Winans and  St. Paul & the Broken Bones on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM.

Sunday at 7PM, catch up on Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece. In episode two, the Poldarks determine to get their relationship on track. At 8PM on Endeavour, a triple murder exposes the secrets of a village in the grip of deadly rumors. Then at 9:30PM on Midsomer Murders, a VAT inspector goes missing as he hunts for an illicit cider still responsible for brewing The Beast, a potent local hooch.

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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).

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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!

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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, Commissioner of Administration, Jay Dardenne tells us "Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: East Baton Rouge Councilwoman Tara Wicker discussed a proposed ordinance on short-term property rentals across the parish. The discussion started with Spanish Town and now is expected to include the entire city-parish.

Explore nature at ShopLPB

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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