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The Next Generation of Scientists & more!

(Teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats, tomorrow at 10PM on POV: Inventing Tomorrow.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Providence, find out if treasures from the smallest state have the biggest value. At 8PM on Fake or Fortune?, can an Australian couple find enough evidence to prove their Tom Roberts painting is genuine? At 9PM on Atlantis, the boys gain an unexpected addition to their workforce with the arrival of Pythagoras’s feisty younger brother, Arcas. At 10PM on New Tricks, feathers are ruffled when recently retired police officer Dan Griffin joins the team.

Tuesday at 7PM, see a special encore of Part 3 of Chasing the Moon, and experience the triumph of the first moon landing, witnessed by the largest TV audience in history. At 9PM on Sealab: American Experience, discover the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy’s daring and groundbreaking Sealab program, whose “Aquanauts” tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of underseas exploration. At 10PM on POV: Inventing Tomorrow, meet inspiring teens who prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. 

Ancient Skies, Exploring Jupiter & Thursday Mysteries

(Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place, Wednesday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Ancient Skies: Finding The Center, from flat Earth legends to Galileo’s telescope, track major changes in scientific understanding. At 8PM on NOVA: The Planets: Jupiter, the planet's massive gravitational force made it a wrecking ball when it barreled through the early solar system. But it also shaped life on Earth, delivering comets laden with water - and perhaps even the fateful asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs. Then at 9PM watch The Farthest Voyager In Space. Launched in 1977, NASA’s epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, suspicions are aroused when the holiest house in Kembleford is linked to the death of a wanton woman. At 8PM on Arthur & George on Masterpiece, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is asked to clear a man of an outrageous crime. On Death in Paradise at 9PM, a man is found dead at the police station and Ruby finds a clue that pushes her off the deep end. Then at 10PM, see an encore of the Season 4 Part 3 of Grantchester

This Weekend on LPB!

(Explore the life of baseball great Ted Williams, Friday at 10PM!) 

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 Seoul, South Korea. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks!, meet Denise Austin, a former dancer who found new artistic expression as a potter. At 9PM, Ursula K. Le Guin: American Masters is the first film exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the prolific and versatile author. That's followed at 10PM, by Ted Williams: American Masters. Discover the many sides of the baseball great, including his complex relationships with his family, press and fans.

Saturday beginning at 7PM, your favorite British comedies will keep you laughing. At 9PM on Prime Suspect: Tennison on Masterpiece, Jane is faced with several harsh realities in both her professional and personal life. At 10:30PM on Front and Center, ACM Award-winner Brett Young performs songs from his self-titled debut album. Then, dig the modern Americana sounds of The Head and The Heart and Benjamin Booker on Austin City Limits at 11:30PM.

Sunday at 6PM, see Part 3 of Great Lighthouses of Ireland. At 7PM, on Poldark Season 4 on Masterpiece, the Warleggans’ domestic bliss comes under threat and Ross and Demelza encounter deadly complications on their vacation. At 8PM on Grantchester, when Will asks for Geordie’s help with a family matter, Geordie is surprised to discover where Will really grew up: a house filled with secrets and lies. At 9PM on Sherlock on Masterpiece, Sherlock faces the seemingly unassailable Culverton Smith-a man with a dark secret. Then at 10:30PM on Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece, a bomb attack kills an eminent mathematician-a notorious philanderer with many enemies. 

 Pinkalicious Birthday Party at LPB!

We are throwing a birthday party for Pinkalicious and you are invited! Celebrate with us Friday, August 2nd at 10AM! Enjoy cupcakes and a sneak peek at the new special. Find out if Pinkalicious gets her birthday wish to turn ALL of Pinkville pink. You don’t want to miss the most pinkaperfect party ever!

Click here for tickets!

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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!

Help Create a Legacy for Your Family & Community

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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, Dr. V. Antoine Keller discusses the application and development of cutting edge technology, and providing access to the best that medicine has to offer for his patients. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Carmen Million, president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana, speaks about current schemes and scams targeting consumers and businesses.

Explore Louisiana Wildlife at ShopLPB

ShopLPB July Feature: The Alive! series.

This week: Alive! In America's Delta: Black Bear Comeback DVD

By the early 1990s, there were estimated to be fewer than 300 Louisiana black bears left in the world. Habitat fragmentation, human disturbance and over hunting decimated populations once abundant throughout Louisiana, Southern Mississippi and Eastern Texas. 

One of sixteen subspecies of American black bear, these shy but curious creatures were immortalized as the inspiration for the “Teddy Bear” during an infamous bear hunt in the early 1900’s. Today, thanks to an aggressive, broad-based effort to reestablish this endangered animal and restore its habitat through improved land management, high-tech monitoring and public education, the Louisiana black bear is on its way to being removed from protected status. 

Find out why this bear has captured America’s imagination and adoration for more than a century.

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