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(See an encore of Part One of Chasing the Moon tomorrow at 7PM, followed by NOVA: Apollo’s Daring Mission at 9PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Houston, treasures include a Mickey Mantle All Star watch and an 1840 Texas Artillery short sword. At 8PM on Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Tulsa, highlights include a Navajo chief’s blanket, a Connecticut secretary and chair, and a 1924 Charles Russell watercolor. Learn which item is now worth $125,000 - $135,000. At 9PM on Atlantis, desperate to win over Medusa’s heart, Hercules pays a visit to a powerful witch. At 10PM on New Tricks, Brian knows his days at UCOS are numbered. Meanwhile, the team investigate a 16-year-old murder.

Tuesday at 7PM, see a special encore of Chasing the Moon. On Part One, explore the early days of the space race, the struggle to catch up with the Soviet Union and the enormous stakes in the quest to reach the moon. (Parts Two & Three air the next two Tuesdays, July 23 & 30) At 9PM on NOVA: Apollo’s Daring Mission, hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon. 

Space Travel and Thursday Mysteries

(8 Days: To the Moon and Back seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing. Watch Wednesday at 8PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on A Year in Space, a look at astronaut Scott Kelly’s 12-month stay on the International Space Station where he tested human limits and laid the groundwork for a mission to Mars. At 8PM on 8 Days: To the Moon and Back, join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. Then POV Shorts: Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. The film explores the grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. At 10PM, Moonwalk One is a digitally remastered version of the seminal documentary that was filmed during the Apollo 11 mission. The film is a poetic and philosophic telling of how America achieved this incredible feat.

Thursday at 7PM, the unexplained death of an unidentified man in St Mary’s graveyard calls for investigation, but both Father Brown and Inspector Mallory have disappeared. At 8PM, on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Blake deals with his past as he investigates the death of a policeman. At 9PM on Death in Paradise, a DJ is murdered live on the air. Then at 10PM, see an encore of the Season 4 premiere of Grantchester

This Weekend on LPB!

(Much more than just something to put on a postcard, the Great Lighthouses of Ireland remain a vital part of Ireland's maritime infrastructure. Travel with us there, Sunday at 6PM.) 

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 on Samantha Brown's Places To Love, Sam visits Switzerland. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, sculptor Martin Payton is inspired by New Orleans jazz musicians who maintain African heritage in their music. Forest penguins? Pregnant male sharks? Learn more at 9PM on Part 4 of Big Pacific. At 10PM on Himalaya: Kingdoms of the Sky, witness this extraordinary mountain range.

Saturday beginning at 7PM, see your favorite British comedies. At 9PM on Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece, Jane starts to learn the cold facts of police work. At 10:30PM, Front and Center presents two-time ACM Award-nominee Carly Pearce, who performs hits from her highly-acclaimed debut album, "Every Little Thing." Then, Khalid and Mac Demarcos take the stage on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM.

Sunday at 6PM, see the premiere of Great Lighthouses of Ireland. This 4-part series features breathtaking footage, fascinating stories and interviews about Ireland's many lighthouses. At 7PM, catch up on Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece. Ross faces failures in Westminster and Demelza continues her matchmaking efforts. At 8PM on the new season of Grantchester, when a professor dies at a computer laboratory, Geordie turns to Leonard for assistance. At 9PM on Sherlock on Masterpiece, rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in 1890s London. Then at 10:30PM on Season 8 of Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece, learn if Lewis and Hathaway can establish a connection between the remains of a body discovered in a well and the death of a young artist.

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Today & Tomorrow - Shop AmazonSmile and Support LPB

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is today and tomorrow! Prime Day 2019 is a two-day parade of epic deals and exciting product launches, plus live entertainment and more, exclusively for Prime members.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Friends of LPB every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Friends of LPB.

Vote for LPB's entry in the PBS Online Film Festival starting today!

The Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival returns TODAY and features 25 short-form independent film submissions from multiple public media partners and PBS member stations including LPB. Louisiana filmmaker Emma Scott is among those featured in this year’s Festival for her film The Children of Central City. The PBS Online Film Festival is part of a multi-platform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent films, and to provide a showcase for diverse storytelling that inspires and engages.

Beginning today, the Festival will be available via lpb.org/filmfest. As in previous years, all 25 films will be available to stream on YouTube and Facebook. Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite film to win the “Most Popular” award.

LPB’s 2019 Festival entry: The Children of Central City (Voting begins today!)

The school-age children that call a midtown section of New Orleans, known as Central City, home do not have lives like most. The short film provides a look at the impact of growing up surrounded by violence in one of New Orleans' most crime-riddled neighborhoods. It takes viewers to their playing field, classrooms, homes and the offices of the social workers whose attempts to treat the children's post-traumatic stress are repeatedly thwarted by state budget cuts to mental healthcare.

Meet Molly of Denali​!

Molly of Denali is a new children's show on LPB featuring an Alaska Native girl with a big personality! Follow Molly and her dog Suki and friends Tooey and Trini on their many adventures in Alaska. Episodes begin airing this week at 7:30AM & 3:00PM...So come meet Molly!

See The Downton Abbey Movie First!

Join us for Champagne & Crumpets as we toast the return of Downton Abbey! Friends of LPB cordially invites you to raise a glass to the Crawley’s on Sunday, September 15th in Baton Rouge. Sip champagne and enjoy sumptuous sweets before being transported back in time to 1920’s England. You will be among the first to see the new Downton Abbey movie before its national release!

2-3pm: Private Pre-reception in the Great Hall (atrium in front of Cinemark Theater in Perkins Rowe)

3-5pm: Downton Abbey Movie Premiere

Tickets are very limited. Get yours today for this exclusive engagement HERE!

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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, Harold Domingue speaks on how Rotary connects the world. Hear about Rotary's fight against Polio worldwide. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul spoke at Press Club on reducing crime in Baton Rouge.

Explore Louisiana Wildlife at ShopLPB

ShopLPB July Feature: The Alive! series.

This week: Alive! In America’s Delta: Endangered in the Gulf DVD

The shallow and deep sea habitats of the northern Gulf of Mexico are extraordinarily rich and diverse. But some marine mammal and bird species in this region are in danger of being lost forever. Birds such as the piping plover and the least tern face tremendous threats. Five of the world’s seven species of sea turtles rely on habitat in the Gulf of Mexico and three are close to extinction. Other Gulf marine species like the West Indian manatee, the Gulf sturgeon, and sperm and right whales are also endangered. Many Gulf mammals, such as dolphins, need special protection and monitoring to remain healthy. 

Find out how cutting edge technology is being used to monitor and protect these species and see just how successful these efforts can be. A symbol of hope is the brown pelican, Louisiana’s state bird. Once decimated by the pesticide DDT, it was first declared endangered in 1970. But, thanks to aggressive conservation efforts now employed across the Gulf coast zone, the iconic bird thrives on the Gulf Coast.

Browse all the DVDs in the Alive! series, plus 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.

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