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DRAMA, MYSTERY, COMEDY, AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LPB:

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(The second season of the Civil War-era drama Mercy Street premiering Sunday continues to explore the growing chaos within Alexandria, as allegiances blur and loyalties shift.)

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Let us remember him with one of his many memorable quotes: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Tonight at 7, Antiques Roadshow in in Fort Worth. Learn more about an 1864 Civil War statue presentation sword. At 8 in Santa Clara, experts scrutinize an Italian hotel proprietor's autograph book with signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, and others. At 9PM on The Coroner, Jane investigates the death of the new mayor - but now her life may be on the line.

Tuesday at 7PM, American Experience revisits an agonizing time in our country's history - the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. See part one of Divided States of America on FRONTLINE. In this investigation of the deep political divisions and bitter polarization that grew during the Obama presidency, examine how Obama’s promise of change and unity collided with racial and political realities.

Travel to Canada’s Rockies and into the world of moose to experience a calf’s first year of life on Nature, Wednesday at 7PM. Then see part two of Divided States of America. Examine racial tensions in America, the war for control of the GOP and the growing dysfunction in Washington.

Thursday night at 7, Father Brown investigates when the body of a young man is missing. Then on Doc Martin, Peter Cronk needs a place to stay wile his mother is in the hospital. At 9PM, Dr. Blake investigates the death of a reporter whose body was found on the golf course.

Starting at 10AM Friday, LPB will have live coverage of Inauguration 2017. PBS NewsHour will provide live coverage of:
• The President-Elect’s arrival at the Capitol
• The Inauguration ceremony, including performances, swearing in of the President and Vice President, and Inaugural Address
• Departure of the outgoing President
• Inaugural luncheon

Friday at 7PM, Charlie Whinham hosts Louisiana: The State We're In, LPB's weekly newsmagazine. At 8:30PM on Art Rocks! , get a preview of Opera Louisiane’s upcoming original production of Ulysses that compliments traditional baroque opera with modern rhythm & blues and gospel supplanting the traditional Ulysses couple based on Homer’s Odyssey with a 1960s couple in the deep south. At 9PM on a Great Performances Special, Grammy winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York including the world famous Circle Line, the Unisphere, and Harlem’s Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

You can't help laughing when watching LPB's comedy lineup Saturday night starting at 7PM! At 9, Charlie and Nicola must canvas suspects when a homeless man is found dead in an art gallery on Mr. & Mrs. Murder.

See the season two premiere of Mercy Street Sunday at 7PM. In the wake of President Lincoln's visit, the hospital staff tries to save one of their own. Then on Victoria on Masterpiece at 8PM, while Victoria considers marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne becomes more complex. At 9, on part one of Secrets of the Six Wives, witness Henry VIII's marriage to Katherine of Aragon. It began in love, but ended in betrayal.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO NOMINATE A DESERVING STUDENT

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Louisiana Young Heroes don't need to make resolutions - they are inspirational year round! You may know such a student. Do you know a 7th through 12th grader who is an extraordinarily caring and giving person? A teen who strives to do his or her best in school despite any obstacles in the way? Young people who share their talents with others? Sounds like you may know a Young Hero!

Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards. Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school (public, private or parochial) or home-schooled, and cannot be older than 19 years of age. Some of our former Young Heroes have overcome physical handicaps, endured emotional hardships, worked tirelessly for charity, cared for family members, assisted hurricane victims, and even saved lives.

Nomination forms can be downloaded and filled out or submitted through the online form. Follow Louisiana Young Heroes on Facebook. Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2017.

Winners will be announced on the air and on the LPB website on February 10, 2017. Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 3, 2017.

For more information, call Margaret Schlaudecker at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4276 or (225) 767-4276 or email heroes@lpb.org. Also follow Louisiana Young Heroes on Facebook.

JOIN LPB AT THE CAPITOL PARK MUSEUM THURSDAY NIGHT FOR A MERCY STREET PREVIEW

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See the premiere episode of Season 2 of Mercy Street before it airs on PBS. LPB invites you to a preview screening at Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge on Thursday, January 19th at 6:30PM. The series follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia - the border town between North and South and central melting pot as the drama unfolds. This screening is made possible by a grant from PBS. Admission is free and refreshments will be served starting at 6. Seating is limited so RSVP by calling (225) 767-4274 or by emailing mercystreet@lpb.org.

DANIEL TIGER WANTS TO MEET YOU IN LAFAYETTE SATURDAY!

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Join LPB at LARC’s Acadian Village in Lafayette on Saturday, January 21 from noon to 4PM for Daniel Tiger’s “Be My Neighbor Day!” Daniel will be there to meet and take pictures with his fans! Acadiana non-profit agencies will have booths with activities and/or giveaways for the children. Plus, see how your family can volunteer with these agencies to make a difference in Acadiana!

Participating agencies include:
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana
• Boy & Girls Clubs of Acadiana
• Children’s Museum of Lafayette
• Eckerd Kids
• The Family Tree Information, Education & Counseling Center
• Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf
• Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department
• Lafayette Public Library System
• Lafayette Science Museum
• Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force
• Macaroni Kid Lafayette
• Second Harvest Food Bank
• Special Olympics LA + others!

Daniel Tiger will salute our neighborhood heroes! Ride the “trolley” and the carousel! Enjoy entertainment on the big stage from The Music Academy of Acadiana! LPB will demonstrate simple ways that parents can be “Brain Builders” with their kids and share Vroom’s free tips and resources that are based on the latest neuroscience research.

Admission is free and open to the public. We are asking for donations of Mardi Gras beads for Mardi Gras Beads-n-More, one of LARC's Enterprises which creates jobs and opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. We will also conduct a Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive and collect new and gently used (clean) sweaters, coats and cold-weather gear that will be distributed through Acadiana agencies.

This event was made possible by the Fred Rogers Company and Vroom — an initiative of the Bezos Family Foundation.

LARC’s Acadian Village is located at 200 Greenleaf Drive in Lafayette. For more information, email kids@lpb.org or call (225) 767-4276.

LPB INVITES YOU TO BE A PART OF LOUISIANA TELEVISION HISTORY

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Music legend Zachary Richard will stage his critically acclaimed live, multi-media performance of Attakapas: The Cajun Story and Louisiana Public broadcasting will film the show as part of an exciting new documentary program. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the studio audience for this special event!

Join us February 3 for a magical evening at the intimate Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge Tickets are $25 for first come, first served seating. The concert starts at 7:30PM. Watch how a television show is staged and recorded when you become part of Attakapas: The Cajun Story.

Go to LPB Box Office to reserve your seats for this once-in-a-lifetime event!

LPB PASSPORT IS YOUR TICKET TO GREAT VIEWING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

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While you have a few days off, spend some time with LPB Passport. 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 Downton Abbey, Poldark, Wolf Hall, Nature, Austin City Limits, and so much more, anytime you want!

New programs are added to Passport each week! As a special gift, the entire series of Victoria on Masterpiece has all 7 episodes available for Passport streaming now. Sherlock on Masterpiece Season 4, Episode 1 begins streaming in Passport today.

LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level. It also makes a great Christmas gift! Go to the LPB Passport page to see more.

ENTER THE 2017 MASTERPIECE SWEEPSTAKES

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Enter daily December 15, 2016 through March 15, 2017, for a chance to win a 7-day, 6-night trip for two adults from the U.S. to Great Britain. Go behind the scenes of Masterpiece film locations—visit Yorkshire and London sites for Victoria (York Minster, Castle Howard, Harewood House, Newby Hall, and Kensington Palace), London film site for Sherlock (Tower of London), and Downton Abbey’s iconic Highclere Castle for a tour with resident owner, Lady Carnarvon. The Grand Prize also comes with Masterpiece merchandise from shopPBS, including the Downton Abbey Complete Limited Edition Collector’s Set DVD, Sherlock Seasons 1-3 on DVD, and Victoria Season 1 on DVD. The Monthly Prize Winner for January 2017 also receives a Sherlock script, autographed by several cast members.

BUY YOURSELF SOMETHING NICE FROM SHOPLPB

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LPB has more than 250 informational, educational, inspirational and entertaining DVDs and books available on ShopLPB. Learn more about Louisiana's culture and history with programs such as Castle on the Hill: Louisiana’s Old State Capitol , A Century of Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story, or A Conversation with Louisiana's Governors.

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

January 16-22, 2017

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