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(In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula, there’s a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. See more Wednesday night on NATURE.)

Tonight at 7, the appraisers of Antiques Roadshow are in Austin where they will look over a spinning wheel given to the owner's mother by Mahatma Ghandi. At 8, one valuable find in San José, California, is a collection of Great Basin baskets worth at least $60,000. At 9 on WPC 56, Fenton must enlist help from an unlikely source.

At 7PM Tuesday, Genealogy Roadshow is in Philadelphia. One man's family may have been part of one of history's biggest scams. At 8, American Experience profiles Thomas Edison. At 10, see part one of A Path Appears. This series uncovers the harshest forms of gender-based oppression and human rights violations, and solutions being implemented to combat them.

Louisiana After Ferguson is this month's topic on Louisiana Public Square. Wednesday night at 7, questions such as, "Is the mistrust of law enforcement by the black community justified?" and, "What is the difference between 'reasonable' and 'excessive' force?" will be discussed. At 8 on NATURE, experience the drama as 3,000 penguins surround an Antarctic post office - something they do each summer!

Thursday at 7PM on Father Brown, a doctor is suspected when the young man who wants his wife is killed. At 8 on Doc Martin, Martin's parents, whom he hasn't spoken to in years, show up in Portwenn.

What has been going on across our state in the past week? Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford wrap it all up for you in 30 minutes on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, Hugh Bonneville talks with Ralph Fiennes about the timeless appeal of A Midsummer Night's Dream on Shakespeare Uncovered. At 10, gain insight into portraying King Lear from Christopher Plummer, Ian McKellen, and Simon Russell Beale.

Saturday night, get your chuckles from LPB. Our British comedy lineup starts at 7PM: Keeping Up Appearances, Last of the Summer Wine, Blandings, and The Café. At 11:30, The Black Keys and J. Roddy Watson & The Business perform on Austin City Limits.

Sunday at 7PM on The Great British Baking Show, the bakers are competing by making Continental Cakes. On part five of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, meet Rose's handsome new acquaintance. Then on part three of Grantchester, an old woman predicts her death - and then dies. Is it a coincidence?


LPB The sinkhole at Bayou Corne will be featured in a scientific look at what causes sinkholes and the destruction they can bring when Sinkholes - Buried Alive premieres on NOVA on LPB Wednesday at 9PM.

Bayou Corne residents were evacuated in August of 2012 after a sinkhole developed on a Texas Brine site forcing the evacuation of the homes in the area. The one acre sinkhole has now expanded to 31 acres.

This is just one of the stories covered in the program. In Tampa, Florida in 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was never found.

Sinkholes are formed wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When carbon dioxide in the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks the soft rocks, riddling them with holes like Swiss cheese. Sinkholes can occur gradually when the surface subsides into bowl-shaped depressions or suddenly, when the ground gives way — often catastrophically. Sinkholes have swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels, even golfers, with monster-size holes cracking the earth from Siberia to Louisiana. With compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, NOVA travels the globe to investigate what it’s like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.


LPB Often times, students who do exceptionally well in the classroom, overcome great difficulties, or go above and beyond helping those around them do not receive the recognition they deserve. That’s why LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge created the Louisiana Young Heroes Awards. Now in its 20th year, the awards honor students in grades 7-12 who have excelled in the classroom, have served their community, or have shown great courage in overcoming adversity in their own lives. To sum it up in one word, Louisiana Young Heroes are "inspirational" to everyone around them. We'll bet you know someone who should be named a Louisiana Young Hero!

Nominations are now being taken for the 2015 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards. Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school (public, private or parochial) or be homeschooled, and cannot be older than 19 years of age.

Some of our former Young Heroes have overcome physical handicaps or emotional crises, raised money for charity, cared for family members, assisted hurricane victims, and even saved lives.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from this page or submitted through the online form – the link is also on this page. Letters from those who know the Young Heroes' accomplishments, newspaper articles, and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. Remember – the panel of judges get to know the student solely through the material submitted with the application.

Students who have been nominated in past years may be re-nominated for this year’s awards. Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is February 6, 2015. Winners will be announced on the air and on the LPB website on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 27, 2015. The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities including lunch on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion. The day will culminate in a banquet that night at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

The awards are co-presented by the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. Underwriting support provided by CenturyLink, Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation, and Acadian Companies.


LPB Become a Kids’ Club member at the $120 level and receive a family 4-pack of tickets to see Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Wednesday, February 18th at 10:30AM OR at the Baton Rouge River Center on Saturday, March 21st at 10:30AM! The first 5 families to join will also receive VIP meet & greet passes.

The lovely, talented ladies of Celtic Woman return to Louisiana in May of 2015. See the Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Tour on Friday, May 8th at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Tickets and meet and greet passes are available.

For ticket information on any of these concerts, go to the LPB Box Office website or call (225) 767-4214 or (800) 272-8161, ext. 4214.


LPB Enter daily through March 15, 2015, for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a 5-day, 4-night trip for two adults from the U.S. to Great Britain. Visit the Iconic Highclere Castle, guided tours of scene locations and much more!

Entry into the Sweepstakes also includes a chance to win one of four monthly prizes – assorted Downton Abbey merchandise from shop.PBS.org.

Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Carnival, Viking River Cruises, Ralph Lauren, and Masterpiece Trust.


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 8,000 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 of Ms. Lucy's recipes. And look for LPB on Instagram - lpb_org.


LPB How about Amaranth Corn Fritters? Amaranth is a nutritious grain, and these corn fritters are a filling meal.

Want something sweet? Try Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread. Use ripe bananas for a sweeter, more intense flavor. Ripe bananas also have a lower starch content, which insures the bread stays moist.


LPB Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in a Louisiana Swamp is Gwen Roland's memoir about her life on a houseboat in the Atchafalaya Basin in the 1970s. The book was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered and was the basis for the LPB documentary. The book features the photographs of world-renowned nature photographer C.C. Lockwood. Chef John Folse's Something Old & Something New: Louisiana Cooking with a Change of Heart features traditional recipes with modified fat content without sacrificing taste. In A Summer of Birds, award-winning journalist and essayist Danny Heitman sorts through the facts and romance of Audubon's summer at Oakley, a season that clearly shaped the destiny of the world's most famous bird artist.

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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January 26 - February 1, 2015

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