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(Celebrate the New Year with Renée Fleming and the New York Philharmonic, tonight at 8PM!)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Junk in the Trunk 5 (Part 1), discover never-before-aired appraisals from this season’s eight-city tour, including a 1925 San Francisco pictorial map, NASA signed photos and a Chinese jadeite peach-form bowl from around 1900. Then, ring in the New Year with LPB. At 8PM, see Live at Lincoln Center: New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve with Renée Flemingand celebrate the intersection of classical music and dance. (encores at 10:30PM) At 9:30PM, Boz Scaggs, Gary Clark Jr., Norah Jones and more celebrate Ray Charles, Los Lobos, and Marcia Ball on ACL Hall of Fame New Year's Eve.

Tuesday at 7PM on We'll Meet Again, join Ann Curry as two men search for people who helped them come to the U.S. when they fled Cuba. At 8PM on Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019, ring  in the New Year with a Vienna Philharmonic performance at the Musikverein. (encores at 9:30PM)

Wednesday at 7PM on Nature: Fox Talesnew scientific research offers a fascinating look into the secret life of resilient red foxes. At 8PM on NOVA: Beyond Plutothe New Horizons spacecraft attempts to fly by Ultima Thule, an object four billion miles from Earth. At 9PM on James Watson: American Masters, the life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson is examined. His co-discovery of DNA’s structure, the double helix, revolutionized human understanding of how life works. That's followed at 10PM by Hedy Lamarr: American Masters. Discover the story of the most beautiful woman in the world, who was also an ingenious inventor.

Thursday at 7PM, on Father Brown, Flambeau is incarcerated under suspicion of murder, and Mrs. McCarthy suspects that he has been framed. At 8PM on Doc Martin, Dr. Timoney questions Martin and Louisa's ultimate compatibility. At 9:00PM, on Northanger AbbeyFelicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland in Jane Austen's parody of gothic fiction.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. That's followed at 7:30PM by Washington Week. At 8PM, meet 2017 Louisiana Legend honoree, famed neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes. At 8:30PM on LPB's Art Rocks!, we visit with New Venture Theatre Artistic Director Greg Williams, Jr. Then at 9PM, trace the remarkable life of the self-made business tycoon from the 7th Ward in the documentary, Tom Benson: The Life and Legacy of a New Orleans Saint. That's followed at 10PM by Catholics in the Crescent City: The St. Louis Cathedral. From its earliest beginnings, a Catholic church has stood in the heart of New Orleans. This first Church would stand the test of time to become the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France.

Saturday from 7-9PM, enjoy your favorite British comedies. On A Place To Call Home at 9PM, Jack and Douglas take matters with Sir Richard into their own hands when the refuge comes under threat. On 800 Words at 10PM, George's house is bursting with teenagers, and he gets another chance to buy his dream house. Then Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue perform on Austin City Limits at 11PM

Sunday from 7-9PM on Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece, feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes to the Scottish highlands. Then, Victoria and Albert face their worst nightmare as parents and the young Queen has more than one surprise visitor and finds herself threatened by a relative. Season 3 of Victoria premieres next Sunday, January 13 at 8PM.


"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." Henry James 

Join Friends of LPB as we celebrate the highly anticipated Season 3 of Victoria with a Victorian Tea this Sunday, January 6th at the LPB studios. Spend the afternoon sipping tea paired with delicious pastries. You will enjoy a sneak preview of the new season, before anyone else! 

To purchase tickets call 225-767-4214 or visit our website at www.lpb.org

Sunday, January 6 

2 - 3PM - Tea 
3 - 4PM – Screening of the first episode of Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece 
$25 per person 

LPB Studios
7733 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Victoria Season 3 on Masterpiece premieres on the six-station LPB network on Sunday, January 13 at 8PM. 


A new year usually means resolutions. Whether you want to improve your health, your brainpower, or your finances, LPB wants to help with its annual “New Year, New You” weekend, from 8AM to 5PM on Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6. See full list of programs HERE.   


LPB has your VIP tickets at lpb.org/boxoffice!

See Celtic Woman at the Civic Center in Monroe, Wednesday, April 24 at 7PM. A $150 contribution includes an orchestra ticket and meet & greet pass; a $75 contribution includes an orchestra ticket. The Grammy® -nominated, multi-platinum international music group returns to North America with a brand new live show, Ancient Land. The tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of the 13th studio album of the same name.


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Whenever or wherever you and your family have some free time, LPB Passport is available for you. LPB Passport provides Friends of LPB members extended access to favorite public television programs - including full seasons of many current and past series - from any computer, smartphone or tablet. See great LPB and PBS programs anytime you want! 

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Watch Louisiana's Newsmakers anytime on LPB's website, or on LPB's YouTube channel. Newsmakers is underwritten by Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens, LLC Attorneys at Law. 

Plus, see the latest Press Club on LPB's YouTube channel.


Did you know many cultures around the world have specific traditions, foods, and customs when it comes to celebrating New Year’s Day? Some of these traditions are believed to ward off evil spirits and to bring a year of good health, longevity, happiness, and prosperity.

In the South, turnip or mustard greens are often prepared on New Year’s Day because they symbolize money, and black eyed-peas symbolize prosperity because they swell up when cooked.

This New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Soup recipe from Alice Currah is made with onions, carrots, celery, black-eyed peas, and mustard greens, and is a healthy winter soup that will keep you warm and satisfied all season long.


Feature of the week: An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans DVD

The Croatians of Lower Plaquemines parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Little-known even in their home state, the history of the tight-knit Croatian-American community is portrayed in this documentary through the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana: George Barisich, Domenica Cibilich, John Tesvich, and Pete Vujnovich. As their stories unfold, it becomes clear that these individuals offer a premier example of the American dream—and of the drama that lies behind this quintessentially American saga.

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