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(Witty Elizabeth Bennet charms smoldering, haughty Darcy in Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice, Sunday beginning at 1PM.)

Tonight at 7PM on Antiques Roadshow: Something's Wild, uncover an animal attraction to this collection of critters and creatures, plus be amazed by a $75,000 appraisal. At 8PM, The Kennedy Center presents this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Then at 9:30PM, we take a look back at David Letterman accepting The Mark Twain Prize in 2017.

Tuesday at 7PM, join Ann Curry for a new season of We'll Meet Again. In this episode, Holocaust survivors search for those who gave them hope in the darkest days. At 8PM on 10 Streets That Changed America, discover engineering feats that made our civilization possible. Starting at 9PM, see two back-to-back episodes of FRONTLINEDocumenting Hate: New American Nazis, followed by Documenting Hate: Charlottesville.

Wednesday at 7PM on LPB's Louisiana Public Square: An Eye on Admissions, we will examine LSU's new “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on ACT and SAT scores and grade point averages. At 7PM on Nature: Dogs in the Land of Lions, follow a wild African dog mother, who raises two generations of pups all on her own. At 8PM on NOVA: World’s Fastest Animal, follow a family of peregrine falcons to see how they became the fastest animals on the planet. Then on Sinking Cities: Miami, as development booms, the city must utilize creative solutions to mitigate the challenges of stronger and more frequent hurricanes.

Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown struggles to save Sid from himself when he vows vengeance on his former defense barrister. At 8PM, Tutankhamun picks up in 1923 with the dig in limbo and its ownership in dispute. Then at 9PM on Doc Martin, disaster hits at Bert and Jennifer's engagement party.

Friday at 7PM, get news from across the state on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 8PM, see an encore of Louisiana Public Square: An Eye on Admissions. At 9PM Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III chronicles Neil Diamond's triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. This magical evening celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972. That's followed at 10:30PM by Great Performances: Harold Prince: The Director’s Life. Celebrate the exceptional 60-year career of legendary Broadway producer and director Harold Prince.

Saturday at 9AM on Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to boost your mood and overcome anxiety and worry by giving you 7 simple brain-based strategies to feel better fast and make it last. Beginning at 11AM, see a marathon event of African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. African-American history, from slavery to the first black president, is examined in this documentary series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. At 7PM, never-before-seen performances by Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport '63-'65 convey the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change. 70s Soul Superstars is at 8:30PM. Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.

Sunday, you won't want to miss a minute of LPB's Pride & Prejudice broadcast event that begins at 1PM. This multi-award winning adaptation of Jane Austen's classic Regency romance stars Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle and a fabulous supporting cast, against a backdrop of a picture-postcard countryside and stately English homes. At 7PM on Great Performances: Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148, see this unique concert film that offers viewers a front row seat and exclusive backstage pass to superstar Michael Bublé’s visually thrilling and musically triumphant To Be Loved Tour. The music continues at 8:30PM with Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Diana Krall, as they honor the legacy of the premiere Great American Songbook duo George and Ira Gershwin, performing favorites such as "Love Is Here to Stay" and "They Can't Take That Away From Me."


Do you have a taste for France? Help LPB and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana preserve our state's French heritage and language with a holiday event unlike any other. Cognac & Christmas includes a screening of a classic French tale and the exclusive launch of Marquis De La Fayette Cognac in the United States.

Four cognac varieties will be paired with an assortment of savory appetizers and sweets. H. Mounier has bottled award-winning cognac for over 150 years. Be among the first in the country to toast the season with Marquis De La Fayette cognac while supporting LPB and CODOFIL!

Wednesday, December 12
Acadiana Center for the Arts
Lafayette, Louisiana 
6:30 PM

Thursday, December 13
LPB Studios
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
6:30 PM 

Go to lpb.org/boxoffice for tickets or call 225.767.4214 for more information.


After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we hope you'll show your support for LPB on Giving Tuesday by becoming a member or renewing your membership. In doing so, you will be a part of a legacy that celebrates the history and culture of Louisiana. Help us continue to tell our story! 

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Entering its seventh year, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy.


Catch up or relive your favorite moments of Poldark and The Durrells in Corfu, now on LPB Passport

Whenever or wherever you 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!

Recently added programs include: Great Performances | Sound of MusicThis Old House | The Jamestown Net-Zero HouseAsk This Old House | Plunging Pool, Heat PumpAmerican Experience | The Eugenics Crusade; and Autumnwatch: New England.

Also, enjoy great LPB programs on Passport including Attakapas: The Cajun StoryDeeply Rooted: John Coykendall's Journey to Save Our Seeds & StoriesAgainst the Tide: The Story of the Acadian People; and many more!

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level.


LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge are looking for the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes. A Young Hero is an exceptional young person who has excelled in academics, given significantly of themselves through public service, overcome adversity, or inspired others through their deeds and strength of character.

Nominations are now being accepted. Nominees must be Louisiana students enrolled in an academic institution or homeschool program, and cannot be older than 18 years of age. Nominations and supporting materials are submitted through the online form at lpb.org/heroes. Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is November 30, 2018. The 24th annual Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 15, 2019. This year’s honorees will receive a $1,000 tuition assistance grant and other special awards.

To read more about the Louisiana Young Heroes awards, or to submit a nomination, go to lpb.org/heroes.

For more information, call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4274 or (225) 767-4274 or email heroes@lpb.org.

For more information, call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4274 or (225) 767-4274 or email heroes@lpb.org. THE PERFECT SIDE DISH FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST

What's better than mashed potatoes? In a word, nothing!

Try this recipe for a twist on a classic side-dish, and win the love and affection from your family this Thursday:

Ingredients for Cheesy Thyme Mashed Potatoes:

2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes (about 4 potatoes) 
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 sprigs of thyme, plus more as garnish
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 3/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
Freshly ground pepper 
1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese/fontina or another melty cheese

Cooking directions HERE.


Estate planning is important for every household and income. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well-protected.

Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable causes that matter most to you, such as the quality programs and education services offered to our community by Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

Join other loyal public media supporters by requesting your FREE organizer, and then get your estate plan off the ground today. Click here for details.


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

New on Press Club, Larry Carter, head of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers spoke about issues surrounding the proposal for a teacher pay raise. Press Club is also available on LPB's YouTube channel.


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

See Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Wednesday, December 26 at 8PM. The show features classic Christmas hits, as well as a selection of Fresh Aire compositions from Mannheim Steamroller along with multimedia effects in an intimate setting. Mannheim Steamroller has sold more than 40 million albums, 29 million in the Christmas genre. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and occupy top positions on Billboard’s Seasonal Chart every year.

Plus - just added! 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.


ShopLPB has perfect gifts for your holiday shopping! Plus, we are offering free shipping anywhere in the continental US from November 21 to December 26, 2018! (That's in addition to the discount for members!)

Feature of the week: An Evening at The Governor’s Mansion: A Christmas Celebration DVD

A special performance by singer/songwriter Zachary Richard, featuring the Myrtle Place French Immersion Children’s Choir. This performance was recorded live at the Louisiana Governor's Mansion in December, 2016.

Be sure to browse all of the DVDs, 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.