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(From 2005 to 2008, expenditures in big-time college sports grew 38% – nearly twice as much as spending on academics. Hear the discussion about the business of college sports on this month's Louisiana Public Square Wednesday night.)

Get a double dose of Antiques Roadshow tonight starting at 7. First, the appraisers are on Knoxville, and one of the strangest items brought to them is a shoe that belonged to the tallest human in recorded history. At 8 in Boston, the experts check out Civil War photographs and WWII German POW signs.

Tuesday at 7PM, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the ancestors of Stephen King, Gloria Reuben, and Courtney Vance on Finding Your Roots. That's followed by American Masters' look at 19 iconic baby boomers.

This month's Louisiana Public Square focuses on Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports. How big a business is college sports in Louisiana? Should student-athletes, who boost financial support for their universities while often risking bodily harm, receive compensation for their efforts and image? And will the recent NCAA ruling further widen the wealth gap between the haves and the have-nots of Louisiana’s university athletic programs? Tune in Wednesday night at 7 for the discussion.

Add some mystery to your midweek! Thursday at 7PM, Father Brown investigates two murders at a garden party. At 9, see part one of Sins of Commission on Midsomer Murders. At 10, see the premiere episode of Scott & Bailey. Rachel Bailey and Janet Scott investigate the murder of a pregnant girl made to resemble a suicide.

Louisiana's only statewide newsmagazine, LPB's Louisiana: The State We're In, leads off Friday night at 7PM. At 8, America After Ferguson is a town hall meting moderated by PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill. It was taped before a live audience on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and explores the many issues that have been brought into public discourse in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri. Then at 9, Live from Lincoln Center presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert.

Saturday night, see a great lineup of programs from the UK. Starting at 7, see Keeping Up Appearances, Last of the Summer Wine, Spy, and Blackadder. At 9, see the pilot of New Tricks, followed by episode one. Superintendent Sandra Pullman is a rising star of the Met sidelined after a failed hostage rescue. Put in charge of a new department, she discovers the unit is manned by a motley crew of old-school former detectives who know little about modern police procedure.

Sunday night at 7, a new series of The Paradise gets underway on Masterpiece. In part one, follow Moray, Denise, and Katherine as they reunite under a new regime. At 8, see a new Miss Marple mystery. In Endless Night, chart the misfortunes of a couple who ignored warnings and built a home on allegedly cursed land.


LPB We have sold out of our $75 tickets to see Ethan Bortnick at the Baton Rouge River Center Theater on Friday, October 24th, but we still have tickets left at the $50 level!

The lovely, talented ladies of Celtic Woman return to Louisiana in May of 2015. See the Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Tour on Friday, May 8th at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. Tickets and meet and greet passes are available.

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 LPB and Stine Lumber are hosting Bob the Builder Day this Saturday, September 27 from 10AM to 2PM at Stine Lumber in Walker. There will be a Bob the Builder lookalike contest with prizes for everyone who enters, and a demonstration of some of heavy equipment like mini-excavators, backhoes and a skid-steer loader. Mighty Moms will collect non-perishable food items. Meet Bubbles the Camel, plus, the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will be bringing the Mobile Command Center & a Military Grade Hum V. Kids will also get to make a craft to take home! The first 100 children at the event will receive a free LPB/Stine's work apron. Smoothie King of Walker will be giving out free samples, too! It’s all free – for more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


LPB Now is the time to bid on some great art and support LPB at the same time. Just go to LPB's website where you can view the more than 300 pieces of art donated for the auction. Artwork is also on exhibit at LPB and can be seen between the hours of 9AM and 4PM, Monday through Friday. The bidding will conclude on October 23rd with a three-hour live broadcast on LPB. WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans will join us for the last two hours. We want to give special thanks to all the artists who generously contributed their work for the auction.


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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!

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LPB You like to watch cooking shows on LPB, but how much do you really know about American food history? Take the quiz and find out!


LPB LPB has more than 250 informational, educational, inspirational and entertaining DVD's available on ShopLPB. See the people who have made a difference in our state in such programs as Huey Long, Lindy Boggs: Steel & Velvet, and A Century of Sunshine: The Jimmie Davis Story.

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September 22-28, 2014

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September 2014

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