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(Hear performances from Louisiana natives Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw Saturday night on LPB.)

What a difference a few years can make! It's been 15 years since Antiques Roadshow was in Charleston. How much are items that were appraised then - like Newcomb College vases and photographs from 1900 - worth today? Find out at 7. At 8, the experts go back to Columbus 16 years later and reevaluate a Roy Rogers play set and a Thomas Jefferson letter. At 9, North Delta Ramble spotlights Louisiana barn parties with good food, good music, and great art.

Tuesday night at 7, see how America developed the nuclear bomb and how it continues to loom large in our lives. At 9, see part one of Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail. Unlock the mysteries of one of Earth's most controversial elements.

Life on the Reef, Wednesday at 7PM, explores the explosion of life on the reef as the wet season approaches. At 9, see the conclusion of Uranium - Twisting the Dragon's Tail.

Martin and Louisa are running out of time to name the baby. That's Thursday at 8PM on Doc Martin. Then on Dr. Blake Mysteries, did a psychiatric inmate who was found with the weapon in his hand commit a brutal murder?

Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham start off your Friday nights by giving you the top stories from around the state from that week, plus they spotlight some of the people and places of interest. Louisiana: The State We're In airs Fridays at 7PM. At 9, see the world's best young pianists strive to win the Cliburn, a high-stakes piano competition.

On Saturday, August starts off with four funny British comedies starting at 7PM on LPB. Then get ready for Louisiana musicians as Tim McGraw performs on Live from the Artists Den at 9PM, and Hunter Hayes takes the stage on Front & Center at 10.

Sunday at 7PM on Last Tango in Halifax, find out why Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding. At 8 on Poldark on Masterpiece, events spiral out of control and an epidemic leads to tragedy. Then at 10, Barnaby and Scott follow a trail of dead people involved in collecting rare orchids on Midsomer Murders.


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! LPB also has tickets to see Celtic Woman, Mannheim Steamroller, and Straight No Chaser! Tickets are available by calling (225) 767-4214 or by going online to LPB's Box Office.


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.


LPB Louisiana Public Broadcasting’s Art & Travel Auction is seeking artists from across the state to participate in this year’s auction. Deadline for entries is Friday, August 7. For more information and to register, go to the auction website.


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 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!


LPB Introducing Lazoo Art Box – a living, breathing coloring book app from PBS KIDS. Simply color a page, press the play button, and watch your drawings come to life. A few dots transform into falling snow. Scribbles become giant ocean waves. A squiggly line turns into water (or whatever a child imagines) trumpeting from an elephant’s trunk.


LPB LPB has more than 250 informational, educational, inspirational and entertaining DVD's available on ShopLPB. We have featured all types of music in Louisiana in such programs as Rainin' In My Heart: Back to the Blues, Opera Masters Celebrating Robert Grayson, and Louisiana's LeRoux & Friends: Rockin' the Nottoway.

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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July 27 - August 2, 2015

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