May 23-29, 2016


(What resources are available to veterans returning home to Louisiana? Find out Wednesday night.)

LPB gives you a double dose of Antiques Roadshow tonight. At 7, see an all-new episode as the appraisers are in Cleveland. One of the items they check out is a Tiffany & Co. watch necklace. Could it be the treasure that is worth $40,000 or more? Then at 8, revisit Roadshow's trip to Baton Rouge. One highlight is a Louisiana political poster that was rescued from a pile of garbage.

Trace stories about Native, Cuban, Filipino, and African-American forebears, plus a criminal ancestry, on Genealogy Roadshow, Tuesday at 7PM. Then on Secrets of the Dead, follow scientists as they explore tombs beneath an ancient Mexican city for clues to a lost culture. At 9PM on FRONTLINE, an investigation on who profits when disaster strikes focuses on Superstorm Sandy.

On this month's Louisiana Public Square Wednesday at 7PM, what challenges do Louisiana’s returning veterans face? What resources are available to assist them? And how can we bridge the “Military/Civilian Divide?” These questions and more will be discussed during Louisiana Veterans Coming Home. Starting at 9PM, see two more episodes of Genius by Stephen Hawking. The first episode explores Why Are We Here? The second focuses on Where Did the Universe Come From?

Annie Winton traps Martin because she wants him to save her husband. That's on Doc Martin, Thursday night at 8. Next on Dr. Blake Mysteries, a famous actress is murdered at a charity event, it truly becomes a night to remember. At 10, Miss Fisher steps in when an actor is murdered on a movie set.

Be informed on the top news from around Louisiana and around the rest of the country and world staring with Louisiana: The State We're In Friday at 7PM. At 9, The Highwaymen: American Masters gives us the story behind the country music supergroup through new interviews and vintage performances.

On Saturday at 5:30PM and Sunday, May 29 at 4PM on ART ROCKS!, we meet Alexandria, Louisiana, sculptor Morris Taft Thomas whose art ranges from realism to contemporary abstraction. Saturday night is British comedy night on LPB starting at 7PM. At 9 on New Tricks, the team reinvestigates the murder of an antiques dealer. On Mr. & Mrs. Murder at 10PM, a bodybuilder is found baked to death on a tanning bed. Don't miss James Taylor on Austin City Limits at 11:30.

Sunday night is an annual PBS tradition - the National Memorial Day Concert. Joe Montegna and Gary Sinise host the night of remembrance, On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage, honoring the military service and sacrifice of all our men and women in uniform, their families at home and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. See an encore of the concert at 8:30PM.


LPB Whether you are a veteran, or have a friend or relative who is a veteran, you are invited to LPB to view a special Louisiana Public Square episode, Louisiana Veterans Coming Home, that explores the challenges that the state’s post-9/11 veterans face upon their return stateside and the resources available to assist them in transitioning back to civilian life.

Join us at LPB's studios, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge, this Wednesday, May 25. At 6PM, come meet exhibitors with helpful information for veterans. The program gets underway at 6:45.

Refreshments will served. Space is limited. RSVP by calling (225) 767-4274, or by emailing

This program is part of Veterans Coming Home, a public media effort to support veterans made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Special thanks also to Community Coffee for underwriting the Louisiana Veterans Coming Home Screening Event.


LPB Friends of LPB has tickets to see James Taylor in Bossier City on June 25. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the "You've Got a Friend" singer live in concert!


LPB This summer, LPB will host summer camps for four and five year olds. Children will be singing, dancing, and having a great time while developing literacy, technology, math, and science skills!

On Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th four-year-olds who attend our literacy camp will work on improving their reading skills! Then on Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 17th our four year old campers will learn about Math, Science, and Technology! On Monday, June 20th through Friday, June 24th we explore Math, Science and Technology concepts with our five-year old campers!

Spaces for summer camps are limited… register now!

Visit to learn more and register your camper today!


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 over 28,000 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.


LPB LPB Passport is another benefit that provides Friends of LPB members extended access to their favorite public television programs - including full seasons of many current and past series - from any computer, smartphone or tablet. LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level. Go to the LPB Passport page to see more.


LPB Want to make Zoodles with Pea Pesto? PBS Food can teach you how! Put zucchini through a spiralizer to make Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with pea pesto, panchetta and parmesan. Your next question will probably be: does it taste like real pasta?! The answer is absolutely no. But it does offer a good replacement, a healthier substitute that tastes good in its own right.


LPB ShopLPB has DVD's for every taste! Southern: The Human Jukebox tells the story of consummate show band which has played at Super Bowls, Rose Parades and many other national events. The Golden Band from Tigerland features the history of one of America’s premier marching bands from its humble beginnings to the present. In Rosedown: A Link to the Past, LPB explores the history of West Feliciana’s Rosedown Plantation.

If you are a member of Friends you can get a 15% discount on all ShopLPB purchases. Check Visions for the code for savings.

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May 23-29, 2016

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