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Astonishing Artifacts, Future Astronauts & more!

(Travel back to Bismarck for updates on Season 10 appraisals like a collection of Native American pictograph drawings, tonight at 7PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Bismark, find out which treasure has a jaw-dropping value jump from $30,000-$50,000 to $400,000-$600,00! At 8PM on Fake or Fortune?, there are few more iconic paintings in British art than “The Hay Wain” by John Constable, the 19th century landscape master. If genuine, its value could be counted in millions. At 9PM on Atlantis, when Jason learns of Ariadne’s betrothal to Heptarian, he is brokenhearted. With nothing to lose, he enters into a fighting tournament to honor the nuptials. At 10PM on New Tricks, Lane comes to terms with life after UCOS.

Tuesday at 7PM, see a special encore of Part 2 of Chasing the Moon. Discover what it took to beat the Soviet Union to the moon in the space race. (Part Three airs next Tuesday, July 30) At 9PM, Beyond A Year In Space picks up where the first film left off - Scott Kelly’s last day in space and return to Earth. Plus, meet the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit. At 10PM on POV: On Her Shoulders, Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Now, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.

Confronting Gun Violence, Space Exploration & Thursday Mysteries

(Louisiana Public Square: Youth & Guns brings together students, parents and stakeholders to explore solutions to gun violence in Louisiana. Watch Wednesday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM, Louisiana Public Square: Youth & Guns explores why Louisiana’s younger residents are so vulnerable to gun violence, and what the state is doing to help confront the issue. At 8PM on Ancient Skies: Gods and Monsters, explore the origins of our relationship with the skies. Our ancestors used the sky to navigate and tell time, and give religious significance to what they saw. Then, a revolution gave birth to modern science. Then at 9PM, NOVA: The Planets: Inner Worlds explores the rocky planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - all born of similar material around the same time, yet only one supports life. Then, Mars was once a blue water world studded with active volcanoes. But when its magnetic field and protective atmosphere faded, it became the desert planet we know today. Did life ever form on Mars? We ask the question on NOVA: The Planets: Mars at 10PM.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, when Mallory’s pursuit of a fugitive ends in disaster, a familiar face returns to hunt the culprit. At 8PM, on The Doctor Blake Mysteries, a man is killed on his wedding night. Blake is off the force, but that doesn’t stop him from investigating. Then at 10PM, see an encore of the Season 4 Part 2 of Grantchester

This Weekend on LPB!

(If it's Sunday, that means Masterpiece. The dramas start at 7PM!) 

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 Santa Fe, New Mexico. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, meet New Orleans artist Billy Solitario, who has a niche for painting beautiful clouds, waterways, and sea life. Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world’s longest mountain range on Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky at 9PM. At 10PM on Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky, meet the amazing wildlife and remarkable people who inhabit this 3,000-mile mountain range.

Saturday beginning at 7PM, your favorite British comedies will keep you in stitches. At 9PM on Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece, Tennison and Bradfield continue their work on the murder case of a young girl, but a breach of police protocol complicates matters. At 10:30PM, Front and Center presents Grammy and Blues Music Award-winner Gary Clark Jr. Then, pop legend Cyndi Lauper takes the stage on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM, with classics and country covers.

Sunday at 6PM, see Part 2 of Great Lighthouses of Ireland. This episode reveals how Ireland became a world leader in lighthouse engineering. At 7PM, on Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece, George finds the opportunity to ruin a business rival and the Poldarks in the process, and Ross whisks Demelza off for a passionate getaway in London. At 8PM on Grantchester, when a child from an isolated farming family is accused of murder, Will is the only one able to reach him. At 9PM on Sherlock on Masterpiece, Holmes is back on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents. Then at 10:30PM on Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece, Lewis and Hathaway anticipate more murders when they find an alchemic image purposefully left at the scene of an Oxford dean’s bludgeoning death. 

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Vote each day through Friday for LPB's entry in the PBS Film Fest!

The Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival 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.

The Festival is 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 (Vote 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, weekdays at 7:30AM & 3:00PM!

See The Downton Abbey Movie First!

Join us as we toast the return of Downton Abbey! Friends of LPB cordially invites you to raise a glass to the Crawleys on Sunday, September 15th in Baton Rouge and Tuesday, September 17 in Shreveport. Enjoy refreshments 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!

Tickets are very limited. Get yours today for these exclusive engagements. Details and tickets for the Baton Rouge screening are HERE and for the Shreveport screening are 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, Barbara McAneny speaks on "Cancer Care Update & Medicine for All." Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Jee Park, Executive Director of the Innocence Project New Orleans, discusses their project, 2018 legislative successes and disappointments, and 2019 legislative objectives.

Explore Louisiana Wildlife at ShopLPB

ShopLPB July Feature: The Alive! series.

This week: Alive! In America's Delta: Life on the Edge DVD

One of the most ecologically diverse regions on the planet, Louisiana is home to over 600 species of rare plants and animals and about 40% of the nation’s coastal wetlands in the lower 48 states. With a rich diversity of habitats from upland forests to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico and everything in-between, this region provides homes for an abundance of migratory and year-round wildlife and reptiles. But many species are on the edge of extinction due to loss of habitat and changes brought on by humans. 

Meet a few of the many relatively unknown creatures struggling for survival and get to know the people behind the scenes working tirelessly to save them. Discover how two of America’s most iconic species, the American bald eagle and the American alligator were brought back from the edge, and why sustainable management is essential to the future of these and countless other species.

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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