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Join Barry Manilow, Nicole Sherzinger, Hunter Hayes, KC and the Sunshine Band, Lang Lang, and the National Symphony Orchestra for A Capitol Fourth Saturday night.

It's a "Vintage Monday" tonight on LPB. At 7, Antiques Roadshow checks to see how appraisals done in Denver 15 years ago stand up today. At 8, the experts revisit appraisals done in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1998. One highlight is a 1915 Coca-Cola puzzle that has gained in value.

Tuesday at 7PM, American Experience shares the story of the creation of Mount Rushmore. That is folowed by The National Mall - America's Front Yard. At 9, FRONTLINE explores the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents.

Happy first day of July on Wednesday. At 7PM on the first episode of Operation Wild, learn if an idea can save pandas. At 8 in the first hour of First Peoples, discover a type of ancient human, living across Asia, whose genes helped us face down extinction. In the second hour, learn how Homo sapiens, new in Australia and truly alone, managed to survive and flourish.

Thursday night at 7 on Father Brown, Inspector Sullivan becomes a fugitive and takes sanctuary in St. Mary's. At 9 on Dr. Blake Mysteries, a traveling salesman is killed in an auto accident. But Dr. Blake says the man was dead before the crash!

Every Friday night at 7, Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford give you the latest news from around our region on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, U.S. Navy SEALs provide accounts of their missions.

Happy Independence Day Saturday! Celebrate with PBS' annual tradition, A Capitol Fourth, airing at 7PM with an encore showing at 8:30. Hear fabulous musical performances, plus a spectacular fireworks display. At 11, country superstar Eric Church performs on Austin City Limits.

Sunday night means great drama on LPB! At 7 on Last Tango in Halifax, see why Celia punishes Caroline and Gillian loses her job. o\On Poldark on Masterpiece at 8, Ross Poldark faces one turning point with Elizabeth and another with Dumelza. At 9 on The Crimson Field, Sister Joan sees a chance for the volunteers' skills to be put to good use.

VOTE FOR LPB'S ENTRIES IN THE PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

LPB PBS announced the 25 films that will be part of the fourth annual, Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival. Filmmakers Elliot Blunck and Jonathon Wilkins from New Orleans, LA, and Mindy Bledsoe and Rob Senska from Shreveport, LA, are among those featured in this year’s Festival.
Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite film to win the “People’s Choice” award. For updates on the festival, follow #PBSolff on Twitter.

The two films from Louisiana Public Broadcasting are:
“Disorder”
This short film was produced and directed by Elliot Blunck and Jonathon Wilkins, two high school seniors at Lusher Charter School in New Orleans, Louisiana. The pair originally created the film as a project for class in their high school’s film program. Based on the “success” of Disorder and by encouragement of their teachers, Blunck and Wilkins are producing a second short film, which they expect to release later this year.

“#TheFutureIsCrowdFunded”
A couple’s relationship is in jeopardy due to a successful crowd funded venture, as she is selected to participate in a space-travel program where there is no hope of returning to Earth. This film relates the story of her husband’s struggle to deal with the reality of the situation, and their subsequent last days together. The film was created by Mindy Bledsoe and Rob Senska, who are professional filmmakers based in Shreveport.

To vote for “Disorder” or “#TheFutureIsCrowdFunded,” go to www.lpb.org/filmfest. Voting ends on July 17, 2015.
The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful and engaging stories from filmmakers across the country. The Festival has become a popular annual online event; last year it attracted more than 350,000 streams and 50,000 votes cast for the winner, as well as a nomination in the 2015 Webby Awards category for Online Film & Video: Variety (Channel).

FRIENDS OF LPB HAS TICKETS TO THE BEST CONCERTS IN THE STATE

LPB Friends of LPB has the best seats in the house for the 2015 concert season! You can rock with Brit Floyd, complete with a laser show! You can sing along with the timeless classics of Under the Streetlamp. Maybe you'd like to experience guitar sensation Joe Bonamassa live! Tickets are available by calling (225) 767-4214 or by going online to LPB's Box Office.

THERE IS NO CHRISTMAS LIKE A DOWNTON ABBEY CHRISTMAS

LPB If you are a fan of Downton Abbey, we have exciting news! Just prior to its last season on the air, LPB is going to England on a special holiday tour to discover all that fascinates us about this popular series. Included is a private visit to Highclere Castle, the home of the “Lord & Lady Grantham” and principal filming location of the series.

The dates for this special “World of Downton Abbey” are December 8 – 17, 2015. We will visit historic sites in London, Bath, and Oxford led by experts and scholars to explore the manners and customs of the indelible characters, upstairs and downstairs, whom you know so well. LPB’s exclusive England tour is limited to only 25 passengers.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to spend the holidays with Downton Abbey! For more information, contact Friends of LPB at (225) 767-4214.

MEET CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG IN HOUMA

LPB Join Clifford the Big Red Dog and LPB at Summer Fun Kids Day at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on Saturday, July 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This indoor festival features live entertainment, interactive attractions, and a marketplace featuring products and services for children and families. For more information, email kids@lpb.org.

YOU'RE ONLINE ANYWAY - SPEND SOME TIME WITH LPB

LPB On LPB's Facebook page, we share programming highlights, information about upcoming events, breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos from our productions, insider information on PBS' series - plus, we just like to have fun with our "fans!" Sometimes we have contests open to just our Facebook fans!

We would love to have you join our Facebook family of nearly 8,200 fans – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!” Get the latest news about programs, events, and behind-the-scenes action. Louisiana Young Heroes and Louisiana Public Square have their own Facebook pages, too. You can also learn more about getting your children interested in reading through our Raising Readers page.

You can also follow LPB on Twitter and Pinterest - get some recipes, party ideas, and more. Also look for LPB on Instagram - lpb_org. See our Instagram pictures from our LPB summer camps and more!

PLAN YOUR JULY 4TH COOKOUT MENU

LPB PBS salutes the flag with a collection of patriotic recipes perfect for a summer barbecue as we count down to Independence Day! Check out these nine recipe collections for delicious recipes to celebrate the holiday with friends, family, food and fireworks.

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June 29 - July 5, 2015

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