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(Tuesday night, The Address from Ken Burns unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.)

Tonight, take a journey with the appraisers of Antiques Roadshow. At 7, they will be in Kansas City where one of the items that they will appraise is a 1955 Elvis Presley poster. At 8, travel with them to Minneapolis. One of the highlights there is a 1900 McKinley-Roosevelt poster.

Tuesday at noon, your youngsters will enjoy The Cyberchase Movie. The kids must restore the nature preserve Ecotopia and prevent Cyberspace from being lost to Hacker. It also airs Saturday at 8AM. At 8PM, see Ken Burns' The Address and watch as students from the Greenwood School memorize, practice, and recite the Gettysburg Address. That is followed at 9:30 by Lincoln@Gettysburg.

At 8PM Wednesday, NOVA takes us Inside Animal Minds. Find out what it is like to be a dog, a shark or a bird.

Thursday night at 7, Father Brown has to investigate the electrocution of the village's obnoxious mayor. That's followed at 8 by Doc Martin.

Find out what has happened this week at the State Capitol and around the Bayou State Friday night at 7 on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, see Peter Pan from the Milwaukee Ballet.

Get ready to laugh Saturday night! Starting at 7PM, LPB presents Keeping Up Appearances, Last of the Summer Wine, The Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder, Moone Boy, and Spy. At 10 on Doctor Who, Amy is trapped in a quarantine for victims of an alien plague.

On Call the Midwife, Sunday night at 7, Jenny and Sister Winifred help a woman who is afraid to leave her home. That is followed at 8 by Part 5 of Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece.


LPB It is the social event of the year! The 24th Annual Louisiana Legends Gala is on Thursday, May 8th starting at 6:30PM at the Old State Capitol.

This year's honorees are:
Former Governor Murphy J. "Mike" Foster
Former LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown
Civic activist Mary Frey Eaton
Rock 'N Roll Hall of Famer Buddy Guy
Businessman & philanthropist W. Elton Kennedy

2014 Gala Benefactors & Stars
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
RoyOMartin Foundation
Abbeville Family Partnership
Acadian Companies
Chesapeake Energy
Cheniere Energy
Community Trust Bank
InterMountain Management LLC
JPMorgan Chase
Kennedy Rice Mill
Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association
Louisiana Lottery
Paragon Casino Resort
Progressive Bank
Squire Creek
The Almar Foundation
Tiger Athletic Foundation

For ticket information, go to our website, or call Friends of LPB at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4214, or (225) 767-4214.


LPB This year’s Young Heroes are:
o Caroline Beard, 13, a seventh grader at Alexandria Country Day School
o Joshua Castille, 18, a senior at Sacred Heart of Ville Platte
o Kamryn “Kami” Chauncy, 14, a freshman at Benton High School
o Cody Crews, 16, a sophomore at CENLA Christian Academy in Pineville
o Morgan Gautreau, 14, an eighth grader at St. Theresa Middle School in Gonzales
o Elizabeth Kasongo, 18, a junior at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge
o Andrew Matthews, 17, a junior at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge
o Isaac McFarland, 16, a junior at Caddo Parish Magnet High School in Shreveport

A few weeks after she was born, Caroline Beard was diagnosed with cancer and a detached retina. When the cancer spread to her other eye, an experimental procedure saved her right eye but she lost her left eye. A skilled artist, the Christmas ornament she designed in 2005 was selected by Oprah Winfrey as one of 100 gifts for that year and her artwork is the top seller at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She has also participated in numerous other fundraisers for St. Jude.

Joshua Castille has battled a long list of ailments since he was born including two different immune deficiencies, infections, jaundice, and anemia to name just some of his past and present health problems. He has hosted an Archery Shoot to help raise money for Dreams Come True. The second shoot will be held in May, 2014.

A cancer survivor, Kami Chauncy of Benton has dedicated her efforts to raising awareness of childhood cancer and St. Jude Children’s Hospital where she was treated. She and her classmates raised the money necessary to get the State of Louisiana to allow the St. Jude license plate to be sold as an official license plate in Louisiana to raise money for the charity. She and her family have also sponsored a Relay for Life team since 2007 and have collected thousands of aluminum can tabs as a fundraiser.

Cody Crews of Deville is an outstanding student at CENLA Christian Academy in Pineville who initiated the Send a Book On Safari program to help children in Africa learn English, read to children in daycares after school and joined his sister Cassidy in the Soles4Soles program to collect shoes for the less fortunate. It was during relief efforts after Hurricane Rita in 2005 that he was attacked by a large dog that caused serious damage to his face, mouth and tongue that required a long recovery.

At the age of nine, Morgan Gautreau was diagnosed with the debilitating disease Spina Bifida. Suffering from constant back pain, she underwent major spinal surgeries in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and just had another surgery in 2014. She also has had bladder reconstruction surgery. Since the cause of Spina Bifida is not yet known, Morgan set up a program called Making a Difference With Morgan to raise money for research. The project ended up raising more than $18,000.

St. Joseph’s Academy of Baton Rouge junior Elizabeth Kasongo and her family narrowly escaped from the Congo after they were marked for death during the genocide in the African country. Her grandfather was not so lucky, as he and his wife were executed. Since she arrived in America, Elizabeth has been very active in the pro-life movement and collects food and other items for the less fortunate in the Baton Rouge area. She is currently writing a book about her family’s story.

Andrew Matthews is a junior at Catholic High in Baton Rouge was born three and a half months early and faced a long list of physical problems, but 52 days later was breathing on his own. He was in physical, occupational and speech therapy for his first 10 years,` and has faced a number of learning disabilities but overcame them. His difficulties haven’t stopped him from volunteering with Vacation Bible School, serving as an athletic trainer and becoming a certified Louisiana State First Responder. As part of the EMS Explorer Program, he volunteered more than 400 hours in his first year and received Explorer Post 912 Service Award.

When Isaac McFarland of Keithville learned that one out of three children in the state don’t receive meals on a consistent basis, he decided to do something about it. His program, Game Changers Let’s Tackle Hunger, set out to eliminate hunger in his community and other locations around the country. He received a national grant to get officials, celebrities, classmates, junior ranchers and other interested parties to donate more than a thousand decorated Tackle Boxes. These boxes were filled with non-perishable breakfast items and delivered to families around the area. Isaac also launched a city-wide food drive in the fall of 2013 that collected several tons of food.

The winners and their families will be honored Wednesday with a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion and a banquet at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge sponsor the program which was underwritten this year by Acadian Companies, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, CenturyLink, and the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation.


LPB Jump into storybook adventures at LPB’s Super Summer Explorers Camps for 4-year-olds. Week one will focus on literacy and technology, while week two will focus on math, science and technology. Each week will be filled with lots of fun from your favorite LPB kids programming! The camps feature successfully tested programs to help 4-year-olds develop the literacy, technology, science and math skills needed to transform into super reading heroes!

June 16-20, 2014: Literacy & Technology;
June 23-27, 2014: Match, Science & Technology

Camps will be at LPB's Telecommunications Center, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge from 9 AM - 12 noon each day.

Cost is $175 per camper per week.

Each camper's birth date must be between 6/1/2009 and 6/1/2010 to be eligible.

To sign up, go to LPB's website.


LPB Friends of LPB, together with Collette Tours, is planning a very special voyage on August 8 through 18th. The tour begins in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Montreal, then we travel to the old world elegance of Quebec City and celebrate the Acadian and Cajun culture at the Acadian World Congress. You'll love every moment of this 11-day tour. Click here for the full brochure. For additional questions/inquiries, please call Terri Crockett at (225) 767-4464 or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Space is limited.


LPB Brit Floyd will be at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater on Thursday, May 15th at 8PM.

Under the Street Lamp will be appearing at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans Thursday, August 14th through Saturday, August 16th.

Ethan Bortnick will perform at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater on Friday, October 24th at 7PM.

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 Which British dramas or comedies on LPB are your favorites? Which ones could you do without? Which British series would you like LPB to air? The LPB British Dramedy Society could use your input. Send your opinions and suggestions to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Cheerio!


LPB ShopLPB has DVD's on a wide range of subjects - especially about the people, places, and things that make Louisiana special! Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas examines the site now called Poverty Point State Historic Site in northeastern Louisiana. The archaeological artifacts discovered at Poverty Point provide evidence of a highly developed ancient American culture that inhabited the lower Mississippi delta between 1750 and 1350 BC. This site includes one of the largest native constructions in eastern North America and the earthworks are the oldest of their size in the Western Hemisphere.

Uncle Earl highlights the life and times of Louisiana's other famous Governor Long - Earl. Featuring historic footage and thoughtful insights by those who experienced Uncle Earl, this biography is a fascinating look into Louisiana, it's people and politics that made up Louisiana from the early to mid 20th century.

Completed in 1850, the Old State Capitol has served not only as a seat of government, but also served as a hospital, Union troops compound, as well as a prison. The Castle on the Hill has stood the test of time and survived the battles of the Civil War as well as the impeachment hearings of Governor Huey Long. Thanks to a massive restoration effort in the 1990's, this historic jewel houses stories of Louisiana's rich political past and architectural wonders for future generations.

How about Crawfish!? Beginning with the history of the crawfish, first known through Houma Indian legends, this program moves into the twenties and thirties when Huey Long's road-building program helped get the crawfish out of the swamps, and then into modern times as today's crawfishermen harvest this now-popular delicacy.

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