SPRING INTO GREAT PROGRAMMING ON LPB!
(This month's Louisiana Public Square looks at cancer and its affect on Louisiana residents.)
Antiques Roadshow heads north tonight. At 7, in Bismarck, North Dakota, the experts look over a letter written and signed by George Washington from Valley Forge. At 8, from Billings, Montana, the appraisers are faced with a 19th century Japanese suit of armor. At 9, on The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, A Great Performances Special, take a look at the British invasion fifty years later.
Tuesday at 7PM, PBS previews some new dramas. Host Audra McDonald discusses Wolf Hall, Poldark, The Crimson Field, and more new PBS shows. At 9, FRONTLINE examines the emotionally-charged debate over medical risks vs. benefits of vaccines, and a parent's right to make choices about his or her child versus a community's common good.
Wednesday night, a panel of experts and researcher will be on hand as Louisiana Public Square tackles the subject of Cancer in Louisiana. Louisiana has the second highest breast cancer death rate in America. The colon cancer rate in Acadiana is high. Why? Tune in at 7PM. At 8, a cameraman is on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon River in Ireland on Nature.
Thursday at 9PM on Dr. Blake Mysteries, a prospector announces he has struck gold - and is later found dead in the mine shaft. On Scott & Bailey at 10, the body count in an investigation is rising and the team must identify the victims and the order in which they were murdered.
Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford host LPB's weekly newsmagazine, Louisiana: The State We're In, Friday nights at 7. At 9, Great Performances presents L'Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Company.
Saturday at 7, following The Lawrence Welk Show, enjoy LPB's British comedy lineup. At 9 on New Tricks, the team reopens a 1987 bank robbery where one of the bank employees was killed. At 10, see part one of Breathless on Masterpiece. A surgeon in London in 1961 believes he can make a difference in women's lives.
Sunday night is premiere night! At 7, see the season premiere of Call the Midwife. Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues. Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career. The season premiere of Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece begins at 8. Learn how Harry and the family attempt to move on with their lives after Rose’s death.
LPB INVITES YOU TO A SNEAK PREVIEW OF WOLF HALL
Wolf Hall on Masterpiece begins on LPB on Sunday, April 5th. Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.
LPB invites you to a special free sneak preview of Wolf Hall this Friday, March 27th at 11:30AM at LPB, 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Please RSVP by this Wednesday, March 25th by calling (225) 767-4214.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE 2015 LOUISIANA LEGENDS GALA
The 25th Annual Louisiana Legends Gala and Silent Auction will be held on Thursday, May 7 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.
FRIENDS OF LPB HAS THE BEST SEATS FOR GREAT CONCERTS!
Friends of LPB has the best seats in the house for the 2015 concert season! You can see the beautiful ladies of Celtic Woman, the guitar playing sensations, Tommy Emmanuel or Joe Bonamassa or the rock with Brit Floyd. Tickets are available by calling (225) 767-4214 or by going online to LPB's Box Office.
CELEBRATE WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH WITH THE HELP OF THE LDMA
Throughout the month of March, the Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA) is celebrating Women’s History Month! Witness the stories of trailblazing Louisiana women as they fight for women’s rights and make significant contributions in government and the arts.
WHAT'S YOUR DOWNTON DREAM HOUSE?
Where in the world of Downton Abbey would you live? Take MASTERPIECE's Downton Abbey dream home quiz to find out!
LEARN MORE ABOUT LOUISIANA'S FASCINATING PEOPLE & HISTORY
Through ShopLPB, you can learn a lot about Louisiana's culture - past and present. At the dawn of the 21st century, there are still pockets of traditional folkways in Louisiana's bayous where alligator grease relieves asthma, a buried potato cures warts, and "smoking a baby" eases the pain of colic. Visit a world where faith healing, herbal remedies and ritual magic are still an everyday occurrence. It follows 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. Learn more with Good for What Ails You: Secrets of the Bayou Healers.
In a story that pre-dates America, the multi-cultural Creoles of Cane River, Louisiana see themselves as somewhere between black and white. The Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles recounts the Cane River Creole identity struggle from colonial French Louisiana to today's Creole led multicultural renaissance - against the notion of race as a deciding feature of a population.
Against the Tide: The Story of Cajun People in Louisiana is the epic story of one of the most celebrated and misunderstood ethnic communities in North America. Ravaged by religious wars, French peasant farmers left western France in the 17th century to establish a new homeland in the wilderness of what is today Nova Scotia. After a brutal deportation by the British, the ancestors of Cajun people were able to end their exile and reunite their families in Louisiana.
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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March 23-29, 2015
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