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Tonight, head back to the 60's with Great Performances. At 9PM, see the story of the making of the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour. Then at 10, see the 1967 movie which showcased the Fab Four's idiosyncratic sense of humor.

Tuesday night at 7, see an encore of LPB's new program Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana's Music. That's followed at 8:30 by an interview with Kix Brooks on Louisiana Legends.

Enjoy Christmas like no other Wednesday night at 7 as Nature whisks you away to the great winter world of Yellowstone National Park.

An ornate vase rescued at the last minute from the dishwasher and a teddy bear with a secret story - those are two of the highlights from Antiques Roadshow UK Thursday night at 7.

Christmas music abounds on LPB Friday night! At 9, celebrate Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Jane Seymour & Nathan Gunn. Then at 10, head to Nashville for Christmas at Belmont.

More Christmas celebrations on LPB Saturday night starting with The Lawrence Welk Show at 6. At 7, it's Christmas at Bayview on Waiting for God. At 8, see back-to-back Vicar of Dibley Christmas special. At 10, we present the Doctor Who Christmas Special - The Doctor, The Widow & the Wardrobe.

Season 2 of Downton Abbey continues on Downton Abbey Sunday night. See episodes four through six starting at 6PM.

BUY YOUR GIFTS - AND LPB GETS ONE, TOO!

LPB When you do your online shopping through Louisiana Gives, a portion of the purchase price can be donated to Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. It won't cost you anything extra and it will only take a few extra seconds.

Louisiana Gives has more than 200 stores covering every shopping category, but our most popular store is Amazon.com. You can do your shopping at Amazon.com now and up to 7% of the purchase price will be donated to Friends of LPB.

Donations to nonprofit organizations are now at an all-time low. You can help by doing your online shopping through Louisiana Gives.

Thank you for thinking of us when you shop for the holidays!

YOU PROBABLY KNOW A YOUNG HERO....

LPB Almost every day on the news, you'll hear about a young person in trouble -- often the 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 18th 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. In other words, these young people are an inspiration to those around them.

Nominations are now being taken for the 2013 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards. Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana school or home-schooled and cannot be older than 19 years of age.

Some of our previous Young Heroes have overcome physical handicaps or personal tragedies, helped others after hurricanes, cared for family members, started charitable foundations, and even saved lives. You can read profiles and see videos of previous years' Young Heroes on our website.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the LPB website or submitted through the online form. Letters of recognition and other supporting materials should be sent to support the nomination. 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 Friday, February 8, 2013. Winners will be announced on LPB on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Louisiana Young Heroes Day will be April 17, 2013. 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 in Baton Rouge.

The awards are co-presented by the Baton Rouge Rotary Club and underwritten by ExxonMobil and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

LPB’S UNDERWATER ADVENTURES AT BREC’s BLUEBONNET SWAMP NATURE CENTER

LPB Join LPB on Sunday, February 17th from noon until 5PM at BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge as we spotlight the Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train Underwater Adventures. In addition to special showings of Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea and Dinosaur Train’s Submarine Adventure, BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center will have live animals at the event along with their animal exhibits and educational presentations about Louisiana wildlife at the Swamp’s pavilion. A swamp tour will also be available where families can see numerous species of birds which live in Louisiana during the winter along with the other natural flora and fauna. LPB will have goody bags with Wild Kratts and Dinosaur Train items for kids to take home.

For directions and admission prices, go to BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center’s website or LPB's website. For more info, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (225) 767-4276.

SEE ELMO LIVE IN 2013!

LPB When Elmo gets Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage! Learn why it feels good to sing a song, but why it feels good to stop, too! What will Elmo learn about the power of musical magic? Join the conga line of fun to find out!

Elmo Can't Stop Singing will be at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 and at the Baton Rouge River Center Arena on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Performances at both locations are at 10:30AM with meet and greets with the cast at 9:30AM. A $35 contribution to Friends of LPB gets you one gold circle seat ticket and a VIP meet & greet pass! For a $25 contribution, you will receive one gold circle seat ticket.

In Baton Rouge, come and play BEFORE the show! VEE Corporation introduces Play Zone at Sesame Street Live - a fun new way for children to experience their favorite street! Imagine your child sitting in Big Bird's nest, popping up in Oscar's trash can, or visiting Elmo's World. You never know who'll make an appearance! Play Zone opens one hour before the show - best of all, Play Zone is FREE with your Sesame Street Live ticket!

NO PRESENTS - LPB REQUESTS YOUR PRESENCE!

LPB On LPB's Facebook page - we share programming highlights, information about upcoming events, breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos from our productions - plus, sometimes we just get a little silly! You can share your thoughts about programs you see on LPB, or ask questions you may have.

We would love to have you join our Facebook family with almost 5,500 fans right now – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!”

You can also follow LPB on Twitter and Pinterest.

YOU SHOP - WE'LL SHIP!

It's not too late to order from ShopLPB and get your items before Christmas! And ShopLPB has some great deals! You can get the six DVD set of Louisiana: A History plus the companion book, Louisiana: An Illustrated History, all for $100! We also have other award-winning DVD's including Spirit of a Culture: Cane River Creoles, A Summer of Birds, Forever LSU, and Turning the Tide. Plus, ShopLPB is offering FREE standard shipping through December 24th!

JUST FOR FUN!

LPB What does Christmas bring to Downton Abbey?

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December 17-23, 2012

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December 2014

DECEMBER MEMBERCARD BENEFITS OF THE MONTH:

Jungle Gardens - Hwy. 329, Avery Island
Two-for-one admission in December. For more information, call (337) 369-8243 or go to the Jungle Gardens website.

Old Governor's Mansion (Foundation for Historical Louisiana) - 502 North Blvd., Baton Rouge
Two-for-one admission in December. Touring hours are 10AM to 4PM Monday through Friday; excludes special events. Go to their website or call (225) 387-2464 for more information.


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