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(Who will win America's Ballroom Challenge? Find out Friday night!)

Twice as many antiques and appraisals tonight on LPB! At 7, the experts of Antiques Roadshow are in Santa Clara and look over a Booker T. Washington archive collected by Washington's former teacher. At 8, head to Biloxi where one of the highlights is a suit worn in a 1943 film. At 9, in Hooks, Lies & Alibis with Chef John Folse, John is cooking catfish, and prepares Black Pot Courtboillon and Catfish & Shrimp Over Grits.

Tuesday night, LPB begins an encore airing of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. At 7PM, examine the early lives of Theodore Roosevelt and his younger cousin, Franklin. At 9, FRONTLINE examines the Ebola outbreak.

At 7PM on Wednesday, Nature explores the issues of parrots as pets. At 8, NOVA tells us about a little-known attack from the ocean depths that claimed 5,000 American lives.

On Dr. Blake Mysteries, Thursday at 9PM, the Begonia Festival's head judge is murdered - are two feuding contestants involved? More murder on Death in Paradise at 10 - this time a finalist in a volleyball tournament. The investigation leads to match fixing and a corrupt politician.

Get the latest news from the State Capitol Friday at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, see the grand finale of America's Ballroom Challenge.

Unwind and laugh Saturday night with LPB's British comedies starting at 7PM. At 9 on New Tricks, was an elderly woman murdered because she decided to leave her estate to her cats? At 10 on Masterpiece, Sherlock Holmes goes up against a notorious blackmailer.

Drama is in store for you Sunday night on LPB. On Call the Midwife at 7PM, Fred is affected by the needs of a married couple. Then on Mr. Selfridge, observe the store's big gamble. At 9 on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, learn why Henry instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second queen. Afterward, learn more about two of history's most talked about figures on Henry & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History.

JUST A FEW DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THE LOUISIANA LEGENDS GALA

LPB The 25th Annual Louisiana Legends Gala and Silent Auction will be held this Thursday, May 7th at the Old State Capitol in downtown Baton Rouge. The event honors the best and brightest of Louisiana’s sons and daughters who have distinguished themselves in a variety of disciplines and have brought honor to the state. Our 2015 honorees are the Honorable Kathleen Blanco, Robert Crais, Joe Dumars, Rolland Golden and Roger Ogden. Tickets are $150 per person or $275 a couple.

Any tickets purchased between now and Thursday will be left at will call. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

JUST DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS

LPB Win two first class tickets to Italy from Delta Airlines and experience “bella Italia!” Raffle tickets will be on sale until Sunday, May 10 at midnight. Only 250 raffle tickets will be sold! You can purchase your tickets online.

SPEAKING OF TICKETS - HOW ABOUT CONCERT TICKETS?

LPB Friends of LPB has the best seats in the house for the 2015 concert season! You can see the guitar playing sensation Tommy Emmanuel - or rock with Brit Floyd, complete with a laser show. Tickets are available by calling (225) 767-4214 or by going online to LPB's Box Office.

STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES

LPB Jump into storybook adventures at LPB’s Summer Camps for 4- and 5-year-olds. For 4-year-olds, week one will focus on literacy and technology, while week two will focus on math, science, and technology. 5-year-olds will have a fun-filled week of math, science, and technology.

Each week will be filled with lots of fun from your favorite children's programming! The camps feature successfully tested programs to help 4- and 5-year-olds develop the literacy, technology, science and math skills needed to transform into super reading heroes!

For more information, go to LPB's website, or contact Nancy Tooraen at 225-767-4445 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

LPB'S FAMILY FUN FEST

LPB LPB's Family Fun Fest will be Saturday, December 5th at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU's campus in Baton Rouge featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. Stay turned to LPB and our website - more details to come.

WE HOPE YOU'LL "LIKE" 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 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 recipes, party ideas, and more. Also look for LPB on Instagram - lpb_org.

CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH PBS

LPB PBS Food gives you taco, salsa, and burrito recipes to toast to the holiday. Don't forget the perfect margarita recipe for a festive celebration of flavor especially for an outdoor Cinco de Mayo gathering.

PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS WITH SHOPLPB

LPB Explore the Gulf Coast - the people, places, and natural resources - without leaving home. Any episode of Go Coast Louisiana is just $20 each.

In Good For What Ails You, visit a world where faith healing, herbal remedies and ritual magic are still an everyday occurrence. Follow respected traiteurs (in English, "treaters") as they gather wild teas, brew home-made cough syrup, invoke the saints at their home altars, and most of all, heal the sick.

A Summer of Birds is an award-winning program that tells the little-known story of the year that wildlife painter John James Audubon spent in West Feliciana Parish in 1821 and the effect it had on his work. It is based on the book by Danny Heitman.

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 4-10, 2015

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