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(Revisit your favorite medical shows through the years Tuesday night.)

Tonight at 7, Antiques Roadshow visits Anaheim, California. One of the highlights includes a "You Bet Your Life" prop duck, one of two duck props made for the "You Bet Your Life" television show. At 8, Independent Lens heads to Muscle Shoals, Alabama - the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music.

From George Clooney on "ER" to Richard Chamberlain on "Dr. Kildare," television's long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles revisit "St. Elsewhere." Pioneers of Television looks at Doctors and Nurses Tuesday at 7PM.

Wednesday at 7PM, Louisiana Public Square focuses on State Contracts 101. A big push by Governor Jindal has been the privatization of state government operations to save taxpayer money. To accomplish this, the state has contracted with outside providers for professional, personal and consulting services. Currently, Louisiana has 19,000 consulting contracts alone - the majority for $50,000 or more. Is the privatization of state services through contracts cost-effective? And how necessary and appropriate are the majority of state contracts? Will proposed legislation help rein in their costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering much-needed services?

Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor. That's Thursday night at 8 on Doc Martin. At 9 on part one of Painted in Blood on Midsommer Murders, when Joyce Barnaby finds a dead woman while painting watercolors of Midsomer Florey she unwittingly uncovers a nest of plots and double-dealings.

Get a recap of the important news from the State Legislature Friday at 7PM on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, see Matthew Borne's "Sleeping Beauty" on Great Performances. This playful, romantic duet set to Tchaikovsky's Rose Adagio is a dance between Princess Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) and the gardener Leo (Dominic North).

Enjoy great music Saturday night at 11 on Austin City Limits. Jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs from her Dangermouse-produced release Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her CD Way Down Low.

On Call the Midwife, Sunday night at 7, the midwives discover that a young Down Syndrome woman is six months pregnant, leading to difficult confessions and decisions. At 8 on part 6 of Mr. Selfridge on Masterpiece, Loxley's corrupt empire expands, LeClair lands in deep trouble, Victor and Agnes make plans and Harry joins the war effort.


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 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.


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.


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 We love our Facebook fans! And we hope you'll enjoy our page! On LPB's Facebook page - we share programming highlights, information about upcoming events, breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos from our productions - 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 that numbers nearly 7,400 fans – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!” You could become our next "Facebook Fan of the Week!" Louisiana Young Heroes and Louisiana Public Square have their own Facebook pages, too.

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LPB ShopLPB has so many DVD's to choose from. Entertainment, politics, culture, and more - such as subjects important to Louisiana's future. Harvest to Restore, a co-production of the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, and Côte Blanche Productions, Inc, looks at the new methods being used to try and save the state's rapidly disappearing coastline and wetlands.

Louisiana Public Square Louisiana Coastal Concerns: BP & Beyond featured a roundtable discussion asking the following question: What are viable strategies for addressing our coastal erosion in light of sea level rise, subsidence, hurricanes and oil spills?

Or how about Turning The Tide? Home to vital habitat for America's birds, fish and shellfish, critical resources and industries, and millions of people, this endangered region faces challenges that will soon decide its fate.

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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April 21-27, 2014

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