JANIS JOPLIN, JAZZ, & MORE THIS WEEK ON LPB

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( See the first in-depth celebration of the iconic rock singer Tuesday night on LPB.)

LPB gives you a double dose of Antiques Roadshow tonight starting at 7PM. A mid-19th century Mormon book archive is just one of the finds in Omaha. At 8 in Detroit, the experts appraise a collection of letters from Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud discussing a Russian ballet dancer. Stay tuned for WPC 56 at 9 and Luther at 10.

American Masters profiles the life of Janis Joplin through rare footage and intimate letters Tuesday at 7PM. Then at 9, FRONTLINE examines Benghazi in Crisis. At 10PM, Point Taken wants to involve you in the debate of "Should Salaries Be Transparent?"

Follow a band of orangutans that use tools, share food, forage together, and create a distinct culture. That's on Nature, Wednesday night at 7. At 8 on NOVA, engineers race to rescue a historic Martha's vineyard lighthouse from certain doom.

A man falls for an heiress, but then is arrested for her murder. Father Brown will investigate Thursday at 7PM. At 8, Martin manages to unload Buddy the dog on a local vet on Doc Martin.

Charlie Whinham has news from around our state each Friday night at 7 on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, see the next episode of Jazz. From 1940 to 1945, innovators take jazz in startling new directions in the U.S. and Europe, while the musical genre is banned by the Nazis.

Two great hours full of laughs begin Saturday at 7PM. At 10PM, tune in for a new addition to LPB's schedule, Mr. & Mrs. Murder. On the first episode, a national hero is found dead in a hotel that has as many mysteries as it does floors. Then see Leftover Salmon on Bluegrass Underground, and Gary Clark, Jr. and Courtney Barnett on Austin City Limits.

On Call the Midwife Sunday night at 7, see how social pressure and shame affect two women's decisions. At 8, a new season of Wallander on Masterpiece begins! Follow Wallander to South Africa where he joins the hunt for a missing Swedish woman. Then, 3 major characters retire on Mr. Selfridge Season 5 on Masterpiece at 9:30PM.

THE LOUISIANA LEGENDS GALA IS THURSDAY NIGHT

LPB Hollis Conway, two-time Olympic Medalist, National Track and Field Hall Of Fame Inductee; Charlie Cook, political analyst, Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report; William Doré, leader in the marine construction industry, 2000 Horatio Alger Award Winner; Sylvia Goodman, philanthropist and community leader, Shreveport’s Citizen of the Year; W. Henson Moore, Louisiana Congressman, George Bush Chief of Staff, LSU Alumnus of the Year; Charlie Weems, community Leader and philanthropist, LSU Law Center Hall of Fame Honoree.

This year’s gala and auction, which is a fundraiser for Friends of LPB, will be held Thursday, May 5 at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

The Louisiana Legends Gala will feature a champagne reception and buffet, a silent auction featuring items donated by the honorees, music and an awards ceremony. Highlights from the event will be broadcast at a later date on LPB.

Begun in 1990, the Louisiana Legends Gala is a fundraising and public awareness project that draws support and participation across the state from citizens who value the many fine instructional, educational and cultural programs LPB provides.

Major sponsors for the event, known Gala Benefactors, include RoyOMartin, LA Healthcare Connections, Louisiana Lottery, Dee Dee Reilly, The William J. Dore Family, Cheniere Energy, Gold Weems Bruser Sues & Rundell, APLC and known Gala Stars, include Acadian Companies, Answer Quick, Charlie Cook, Laura & Charlie Weems, Louisiana Independent Pharmacies Association, McNeese Foundation, Peggy and David Murphy, Paragon Casino Resort, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Kennedy Rice Mills, LSUA Foundation & Institutional Advancement and Central LA Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets to the Gala are $150 per person or $275 per couple. For more information on the gala and to order tickets, contact Terri A. Crockett at 800.272.8161 ext. 4464 or 225.767.4464 in the Baton Rouge area or send an e-mail to tcrockett@lpb.org or visit www.lpb.org/legends.

LESS THAN A WEEK LEFT TO GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKET

LPB Enter to win two first class roundtrip tickets to London.

$100 per raffle ticket

Only 250 tickets will be sold. The deadline to purchase raffle tickets is Sunday, May 8th. Go to lpb.org/raffle to take a chance!

LPB TURNS BORED KIDS INTO HAPPY CAMPERS

LPB This summer, LPB will host summer camps for both four and five year olds. Children will be singing, dancing, and having a great time while developing literacy, technology, math, and science skills!

On Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th four-year-olds who attend our literacy camp will work on improving their reading skills! Then on Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 17th our four year old campers will learn about Math, Science, and Technology! On Monday, June 20th through Friday, June 24th we explore Math, Science and Technology concepts with our five-year old campers!

Spaces for summer camps are limited… but registration is open now!

Visit lpb.org/camp to learn more and register your camper today!

TWO SUPERSTARS COMING TO LOUISIANA - AND LPB HAS YOUR TICKETS

LPB Friends of LPB has tickets to see superstar Josh Groban in concert in New Orleans on July 15. You don't want to miss this extraordinary performance.

Friends of LPB also has tickets to see James Taylor in Bossier City on June 25. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the "Fire & Rain" singer live in concert!

LPB2 AIRS FRENCH LANGUAGE CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING WITH GROUPE MÉDIA TFO

LPB LPB, CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) and Groupe Média TFO (Télévision française de l'Ontario), the leader in French educational content in North America, announced the premiere of French language kids programming on LPB2 for Francophones and future Francophones in Louisiana.

The TFO educational content for ages 2-8 year-olds will allow children to watch, discover, and learn en français in the comfort of their own homes.

“We are pleased to offer French-language children’s programming from Group Média TFO to complement our award-winning PBS Kids content on LPB2. This groundbreaking initiative will provide pre-school and school-age children the opportunity to reinforce their French language skills and strengthens our common mission with CODOFIL,” said Beth Courtney, LPB President and CEO.

Watch LPB2's French language kids programming weekdays from 3 to 5PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 9AM and 2 to 3PM.

LPB PASSPORT IS ONE MORE BENEFIT TO BEING A MEMBER OF FRIENDS OF LPB

LPB LPB Passport 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. LPB Passport is another benefit of joining Friends of LPB at the Family Level. Go to the LPB Passport page to see more.

THE PBS KIDS GAMES APP

LPB Available now on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, PBS KIDS Games will ensure that as many families as possible can play free learning games, anytime and anywhere. The app includes games from popular PBS KIDS series such as Wild Kratts and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. New games will be added regularly, encouraging children to explore math, science, creativity and more through gameplay with their favorite characters.

SHOPLPB NOW SO YOU'LL BE READY FOR SUMMER

LPB Through the help of ShopLPB, you can learn about Louisiana culture while sitting in your living room!

The Spirit of A Culture: Cane River Creoles, the multi-cultural Creoles of Cane River, Louisiana, see themselves as somewhere between black and white. This program 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.

Baton Rouge's Troubled Waters looks at life in South Baton Rouge from the late 1940's to the present.

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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May 2-8, 2016

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