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Roadshow Treasures, This Old House Turns 40, Great Performances & more!

(Tonight at 7PM, we join you from the LPB Studios for Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk 8 with offers exclusively for Friends of LPB! Then, celebrate This Old House - 40th Anniversary Special.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk 8, experience all-new and previously un-aired appraisals, and find out which treasure is appraised for $60,000-$120,000! Plus, learn how you can receive a Clementine Hunter Mango Wood Bowl (encore Sunday at 2:30PM). At 8:30PM on the This Old House - 40th Anniversary Special, celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking home improvement from the series that inspired an entire genre of TV programming (encore Saturday at 3PM). At 10PM on Nat King Cole's Greatest Songs, celebrate this centennial of the timeless artist.

Tuesday at 7PM on Great Performances: Hitman: David Foster and Friends, in celebration of Foster's fourteen Grammy Awards, some of the biggest names in contemporary music gather for a one-night-only concert. Hear performances by Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Boz Skaggs, Blake Shelton, Katharine McPhee, along with a special performance by Celine Dion. PLUS: find out how you can see Celine Dion in concert! At 9PM on Prince: Rave Un2 The Year 2000, experience Prince's legendary talent and peerless showmanship at a dazzling show recorded at Paisley Park Studios. 

Uncovering America & Ghost Stories

(See the premiere The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories, Thursday at 7PM.)

Wednesday at 7PM on Story Songs, join host B.J. Thomas for vintage performances of the songs that united us by original artists including Don McLean, Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell. Songs include "American Pie," "Ode to Billie Joe," "Harper Valley PTA" and "Wichita Lineman." At 8:30PM on The O’Jays: Live in New York, join the R&B supergroup for a concert featuring their greatest hits. Then at 10PM on Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Uncovering America, celebrate the renowned historian, author and filmmaker, with guests Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.

Thursday at 7PM on The Blake Mysteries: Ghost Stories, Jean Blake is still adjusting to life after the disappearance of her husband Lucien, when she's unexpectedly drawn into the investigation of a pair of bizarre murders. At 9PM on an encore of Downton Abbey LIVE, as guests reveal behind-the-scenes stories and preview clips from the film! Then at 10:30PM on Moments to Remember, enjoy classics from the late 50s and early 60s with hosts Patti Page, Nick Clooney, and Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and Mary Lou Metzger of “The Lawrence Welk Show.” 

This Weekend on LPB!

(Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present, Saturday at 9:30PM!)

Friday at 7PM, watch the week's top news on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, don’t miss PBS Previews: Country Music and go behind the scenes of the sweeping new series from director Ken Burns. At 9PM, be sure to catch the premiere of Doobie Brothers Live from the Beacon Theatre, as they return to New York City's Beacon Theatre for the first time in 25 years. Then at 10:30PM join hosts Tony Orlando and Dawn for Straight from the Heart: Timeless Music from the 60s & 70s.

Saturday at 9AM on The Best of the Joy of Painting: Special Edition, Bob Ross completes his "Home in the Valley" painting and offers a glimpse into his techniques. At 4:30PM, it's Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport 1963-65. At 6:30PM, take a nostalgic trip with hosts Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney during Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop. Then at 8PM, see an encore of Story Songs, with vintage performances of "American Pie," "Ode to Billie Joe," "Harper Valley PTA" and more. Then, travel back in time 50 years to Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation at 9:30PM. 

Sunday at 12:30PM, make a date with the Crawleys with Downton Abbey Season 2 on Masterpiece, and find out how you can see the upcoming Downton Abbey movie before its national release! At 4PM, take a "Sentimental Journey" with The Big Band Years. At 6PM, see an encore of Downton Abbey LIVE. At 7:30PM on Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2, celebrate the legendary musical with a stellar cast including Alfie Boe, Nick Jonas, Colm Wilkinson and Norm Lewis. Then at 11:30PM, it's a special encore of the Season 4 finale of Poldark on Masterpiece

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Preview 'Country Music' in Baton Rouge and Shreveport!

See a special preview of Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, the new 8-part, 16-hour documentary film series. The preview features highlights from the whole series, which explores the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form. Following the preview, hear from country music authorities: Joey Kent (Baton Rouge and Shreveport) and Johnny Wessler (Shreveport).

Sunday, September 8: Manship Theatre 100 Lafayette Street  Baton Rouge LA, 70801

2–3:30PM: Preview Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns & Q & A with Joey Kent, author of the new book Cradle of the Stars about the Louisiana Hayride. General Admission Tickets are free but very limited. RSVP at lpb.org/countrybr

Tuesday, September 10: Robinson Film Center 617 Texas Street Shreveport LA, 71101

7–8:30PM: Preview Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns & Q & A with Joey Kent, author of the new book Cradle of the Stars about the Louisiana Hayride, and Johnny Wessler, founder of The Friends of The Municipal Auditorium. General Admission Tickets are free but very limited. RSVP at lpb.org/countryshv

Door prizes for each event:  (Must be present to win)

At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight Deluxe Edition Box Set ($200 value)

Ken Burns: Country Music ($100 value)

Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns premieres Sunday, September 15 at 7PM on LPB and on PBS stations nationwide and is underwritten locally by Louisiana Companies, Querbes & Nelson and the Louisiana Forestry Association.

See The Downton Abbey Movie First!

Join us as we toast the return of Downton AbbeyFriends of LPB cordially invites you to raise a glass to the Crawleys on Sunday, September 15 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!

Special thanks to Shreveport screening sponsor, The Oaks of Louisiana.

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New Passport Exclusives!

As a Friend of LPB, receive a world of exploration and entertainment! Access to LPB Passport starts at $60 or just $5 per month. 

New LPB Passport exclusives: 

The Chaperone is an immersive period piece: Louise Brooks, a 1920s silver screen sensation, was just a few years earlier, a 15 year-old student in Kansas. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York, Norma Carlisle, a society matron who never broke a rule, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise to New York. Find out what happens when she lands in Manhattan with rebellious teenager as her ward...

Frankie Drake Mysteries Binge season 2 of the 10-episode detective series. Plus, catch up on Season 1! Set in 1920s Toronto, the series follows the adventures of Frankie Drake and Trudy Clarke at Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency, as they find themselves fighting crime in the age of gangsters, rum-runners, and speakeasies.

Community Coffee: Cheers to 100 Years is the story of a century-old Louisiana coffee company that grew with the people it served. The family owned business was named Community Coffee, after the friends and neighbors who first supported it.

Toni Morrison in Memoriam - Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison was inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously. She published 11 acclaimed novels that illuminated the experiences of black America and inspired generations of writers.

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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, Mike Carloss delivers an update on Ducks Unlimited's coastal conservation efforts in Louisiana. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel: Corey Wilson gives an update on his first six months as head of BREC, including construction projects and a glimpse of the new master plan for the Zoo and Greenwood Community Park.

Life on the Atchafalaya at ShopLPB

ShopLPB August Feature: Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in a Louisiana Swamp Audiobook

Gwen Roland reads her memoir about her life on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin in the 1970s. The book was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and was the basis for the new LPB documentary. (4 CDs) 

LPB is the only place to get the exclusive audiobook of Atchafalaya Houseboat.

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