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LPB's gift to you tonight is twice the Antiques Roadshow. At 7, see appraisals not included in the episodes shown this past season in Junk in the Trunk 4 (Part 2). At 8, the appraisers are in Denver - one of the highlights is a guitar that was played live on the radio by "Cowboy Slim."

Journey to faraway places via LPB. Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler is a new series starting Tuesday night. At 7, accompany Feiler and U.S. military members to the Catholic shrine of Lourdes in search of healing. At 8, follow a Japanese Buddhist trail of temples and shrines with connections to the monk Kobo Daishi. At 9, travel with David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter.

Triple the NOVA on LPB Wednesday night. At 8, on Making Stuff Wilder, explore bold innovations inspired by the Earth’s greatest inventor, life itself. At 9, on Making Stuff Colder, see if cold holds the key to a new generation of science and technology that will improve our lives. Then at 10 on 3D Spies of WWII, hear the untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

Thursday night at 9, David Suchet is back again. In Mysteries of Agatha Christie with David Suchet, TV's Poirot embarks on a journey to learn more about the author's extraordinary life.

Get all the news you need from our part of the country Friday night at 7 on Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, Silent Night is an acclaimed opera that recounts the true story of the World War I Christmas Eve truce in 1914.

Saturday night is British comedy night on LPB. A Keeping Up Appearance Christmas Special leads off the laughter at 7. At 10 on Masterpiece, while staying at a tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest.

Fabulous Christmas music Sunday evening! At 5PM, travel to Scandinavia for Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir. At 6, enjoy an annual tradition - Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. LPB gets you ready for Season 5 of Downton Abbey by giving you an encore of Season 4. See part one at 8PM.


LPB Be the first to see a preview of the much anticipated new season of Downton Abbey, the most popular series on LPB and PBS. On Sunday, December 28th at 2PM, join Friends of LPB at the Manship Theatre for a leisurely afternoon of tea and delectable pastries followed by the special preview of the first hour of Series 5. Holiday Tea tickets are only $75 for members and $100 for non-members. Space is limited! Go to the LPB Box Office for more details.


LPB Enter daily through March 15, 2015, for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a 5-day, 4-night trip for two adults from the U.S. to Great Britain.

Grand Prize includes:
for private tea with The Countess of Carnarvon, author of Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey;

in the beautiful Oxfordshire Cotswolds region;

PRIVATE TOUR of the Downton Abbey
“downstairs” set at Ealing Studios in London;

English Manner; and

five seasons of Downton Abbey on DVD, the official companion book, A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey signed by cast members, and other Downton Abbey merchandise.

Entry into the Sweepstakes also includes a chance to win one of four monthly prizes – assorted Downton Abbey merchandise from shop.PBS.org.

Funding for Masterpiece is provided by Carnival, Viking River Cruises, Ralph Lauren, and Masterpiece Trust.


LPB 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.

Become a Kids’ Club member at the $120 level and receive a family 4-pack of tickets to see Sesame Street Live: Let's Dance at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Wednesday, February 18th at 10:30AM OR at the Baton Rouge River Center on Saturday, March 21st at 10:30AM! The first 5 families to join will also receive VIP meet & greet passes.

Wild Kratts Live will be at the Baton Rouge River Center Theatre on Thursday, February 19th at 6:30PM. If your family joins Friends of LPB at the $120 level, your children become members of the LPB Kids Club and you receive a Family 4 Pack of Tickets for Wild Kratts Live.

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 Often times, students who do exceptionally well in the classroom or make a huge difference in their community do not receive the recognition they deserve. That’s why LPB and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge created the Louisiana Young Heroes Awards. Now in its 20th year, the awards honor students in grades 7-12 who have excelled in the classroom, have served their community, or have shown great courage in overcoming adversity in their own lives. To sum it up in one word, Louisiana Young Heroes are "inspirational."

Nominations are now being taken for the 2015 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards. Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school (public, private or parochial) or be homeschooled, and cannot be older than 19 years of age.

Some of our former Young Heroes have overcome physical handicaps, raised money for charity, cared for family members, assisted hurricane victims, and even saved lives.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from this page or submitted through the online form – the link is also on this page. Letters of recognition, newspaper articles, copies of awards, and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. Remember – the panel of judges get to know the student solely through the material submitted with the application.

Students who have been nominated in past years may be re-nominated for this year’s awards. Previous winners are not eligible. The deadline for entries is February 6, 2015. Winners will be announced on the air and on the LPB website on Friday, March 6, 2015.

Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be Monday, April 27, 2015. The Young Heroes will be treated to a day full of activities including lunch on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion. The day will culminate in a banquet that night at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge.

The awards are co-presented by the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge. Underwriting support provided by CenturyLink and Acadian Companies.

For more information, call Margaret Schlaudecker at (800) 272-8161, ext. 4276 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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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!

We would love to have you join our Facebook family that numbers over 7,900 fans – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!” Get the latest news about programs, events, and behind-the-scenes action. Louisiana Young Heroes and Louisiana Public Square have their own Facebook pages, too. You can also learn more about getting your children interested in reading through our Raising Readers page. Plus, you can follow the adventures of our Raising Readers mascot, Pepe Noel, during the holiday season!

You can also follow LPB on Twitter and Pinterest - get some of Ms. Lucy's recipes. And look for LPB on Instagram - lpb_org.


LPB Christmas is here! We know that you have a lot going on this holiday season, so PBS FOOD compiled the best Christmas recipes, videos, tips, and traditions for you. Whether you are planning a holiday party, looking for a fun cookie to make with your kids, or want to find the perfect gift for a foodie, you can find everything you need here.

Don’t miss our Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve sections as well.


LPB DVD's, cookbooks, t-shirts, and more...all in one place - ShopLPB! ShopLPB has some great DVD packages available at reduced prices.

The Sunshine Duo Gift Pack - $40
A Century of Sunshine
Sunshine by the Stars

Our Cajun Culture Gift Pack - $40
Swapping Stories
Mon Cher Camarade

Wynton Marsalis Gift Pack - $40
Jazz for Young People: What is New Orleans Jazz?
Congo Square: The Crescent City Concert

LSU Forever Gift Pack - $60
Forever LSU
The Golden Band of Tigerland
Treasures of LSU

Free standard shipping on all ShopLPB items through December 24th.

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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December 15-21, 2014

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