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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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THE GOVERNOR, GUNMEN, AND THE GRIM REAPER THIS WEEK ON LPB:

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Tonight at 7PM, LPB will carry live coverage of Governor John Bel Edwards' opening address to the Special Session of the State Legislature. The address will also be streamed live on LPB's website. At 8PM, Antiques Roadshow will be in Charleston. One of the highlights is a collection of Marilyn Monroe movie stills.

Did Billy the Kid get a bad rap? Should he be granted a posthumous pardon? Find out more on The Wild West Tuesday at 7PM. Then on American Experience at 8PM, examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement. Next, LPB will have two episodes of Independent Lens. At 9PM, explore the deadly 1966 mass shooting at the University of Texas through interviews with survivors. At 10:30, meet an African American musician who is out to challenge racism by befriending members of the KKK.

Wednesday night at 7 on Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries, join Spy Creatures and their new wild friends as they rely on each other to look out for predators. At 8PM, NOVA shows how the art of origami is sparking a scientific revolution and unlocking nature's secrets. On City in the Sky at 9, explore what it takes to keep planes functioning and safe between take-off and landing.

Doc Martin is puzzled when his parents, whom he has not spoken to in years, show up for a visit. That's Thursday at 8PM. Then see two episodes of Agatha Raisin. First, Agatha is lured back into the world of public relations, representing a local mineral water company - but a murder gums up the works. Then a garden festival has the village all excited. That is until the Grim Reaper enters the garden.

Friday night at 7, tune in to Louisiana: The State We're In. In addition to news from around the state, Charlie will announce the winners of the 2017 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards! On Art Rocks! at 8:30PM, meet Ruston artist Julie Crews who paints the people, places, and things that she encounters in her daily life. Great Performances at 9PM presents the New York City Ballet in Paris.

Saturday night, following The Lawrence Welk Show and LPB's UK comedies, see Dr. Blake Mysteries at 9PM. A famous actress dies onstage, and Blake has only one night to solve the murder.

Sunday at 7PM on Mercy Street, Pinkerton's investigation causes a rift. Then at 8 on Victoria on Masterpiece, Victoria must choose a regent in case she does not survive childbirth. At 9, Tales from the Royal Bedchamber reveals the importance of the palace's regal bedroom to past monarchs.

LPB HAS GREAT TICKETS TO GREAT LIVE PERFORMANCES

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Take the kids to Elmo Makes Music! See Elmo on March 11 at the Raising Cane's River Center in Baton Rouge. For a $120 donation, you will receive a family 4-pack of tickets.

Celtic Woman will be coming to Texas and Louisiana! LPB Box Office has tickets for the Tuesday, May 16 concert at Belcher Center in Longview, Texas, and the Thursday, May 18 concert at Rosa Hearts Theatre in Lake Charles. For a $125 contribution, you will receive one orchestra ticket and one meet and greet pass. For a $100 contribution, you will receive one orchestra ticket.

ENTER TO WIN TWO FIRST CLASS TICKETS TO BARCELONA

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You could win two first class tickets to Barcelona, Spain from Delta Airlines! Raffle tickets are just $100 each - only 250 tickets will be sold. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Monday, May 1. Get yours on LPB's website. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, May 2.

HAVE YOU DISCOVERED LPB PBS KIDS?

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Last month, LPB launched new, free localized 24/7 children’s services on LPB2, plus live streaming on digital platforms. The effort is LPB’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. LPB2 is broadcasting PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day on television and offers a live stream, making it easy for Louisiana children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. Viewers will be able to watch the LPB PBS KIDS branded live stream through LPB.ORG and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and tablets.

“LPB has been an integral part of the community for years, delivering content and services that parents trust and supports early learning,” said Beth Courtney, President and CEO, LPB. “We are excited to build on the work we do every day for Louisiana families by adding these new 24/7 services to our offerings, ensuring that our proven educational content is accessible anytime and anywhere to all kids – especially those who need it the most.”

Look for LPB PBS KIDS - or LPBK - on you local cable listings. To stream the programs on your computer or tablet, go to lpb.org/kids. Under the video window, look for the button that says "Live TV."

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW COMES TO LOUISIANA IN JULY

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New Orleans will be one of Antiques Roadshow's six stops this coming summer. The appraisers will be in the Crescent City on July 22nd. Now through April 10, you may submit your application online for an opportunity to be selected through a random drawing to receive two free tickets to the New Orleans event. It’s easy and will only take a couple of minutes. Just go to the Antiques Roadshow online application site - good luck!

LPB PASSPORT TAKES YOU AWAY TO YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAMMING

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Whenever you have some spare time, LPB Passport is a great way to spend it. 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. See great LPB and PBS programs anytime you want!

New programs are added to Passport each week! Latest additions include Nazi Mega Weapons: The Eagle’s Nest, Mercy Street, Season Two: The Balm in Gilead, NOVA: The Nuclear Option, and all of Victoria on Masterpiece..

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level. Go to the LPB Passport page to see more.

PBS FOOD WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOU GET READY FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

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Valentine’s Day celebrates our feelings for the loved ones in our lives. Whether you are looking to cook an impressive dinner for your date, or to create treats for a class party, PBS Food is ready to help make your Valentine’s Day memorable.

GET YOUR SWEETHEART A SPECIAL GIFT FROM SHOPLPB

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From Louisiana politics to Louisiana music to Louisiana culture and food, ShopLPB has it all!

In Lunch Louisiana Style, join Chef John Folse and his friends as they explore the history of Louisiana's culinary traditions in this entertaining and informative program. Learn about the indigenous foods of our state and how to prepare one of Louisiana's premiere dishes, GUMBO!!!

In Making Waves: Louisiana's Radio Story, meet the voices and characters of Louisiana's radio waves - people like New Orleans Rhythm and Blues disc jockeys "Dr. Daddy-O" and "Poppa Stoppa," and country greats Frank Page and Hank Williams from the popular radio program The Louisiana Hayride. The program combines rarely seen photographs and archival recordings with powerful videography and interviews with veteran announcers, radio program producers and listeners and lovers of that ever-lasting and growing medium of radio.

Louisiana Gardening is hosted by popular New Orleans gardener Dan Gill, the co-author of The Louisiana Gardener's Guide and the author of Month-by-Month Gardening in Louisiana. Gill gives tips on how to solve the problems that may keep you from having a great flower bed or vegetable garden. He is joined by camellia expert Art Landry, butterfly gardener Linda Auld, and Bill Fontenot, an expert on landscaping using native plants.

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

February 13-19, 2017

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