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(Get ready for the Downton Abbey season finale Sunday night!)

Happy Lundi Gras! Tonight the experts of Antiques Roadshow visit Boston and appraise some war-related items. Highlights include Civil War photographs and World War II German POW signs.

Happy Mardi Gras! Tuesday night at 8, PBS NewsHour presents a special edition with full, live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address/analysis and the Republicans' response.

Wednesday night at 7, NOVA reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet.

Celebrate Valentines Day with your significant other - and LPB! On Antiques Roadshow UK Thursday night at 7, objects exciting the experts include a rare group of early puppets, a collection of clothes and accessories from the Swinging Sixties.

Friday night LPB's Louisiana: The State We're In leads things off at 7PM. That's followed by the rest of our news and public affairs schedule. At 9, enjoy A Lincoln Center Special: Joshua Bell and Friends at the Penthouse.

LPB gives you two full hours of British comedies Saturday night from 7 to 9PM. At 9, see King George & Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued The Monarchy.

Did you miss part 6 of Downton Abbey this past week? Never fear - catch it Sunday night at 6 on LPB! That is followed at 8 by - keep calm and enjoy it - the seventh and final part of Series 3! It's a two-hour episode, so get the couch and snacks ready!

JOIN LPB AT BREC'S BLUEBONNET SWAMP THIS SUNDAY!

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 <a

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR ANTIQUES ROADSHOW TICKETS!

LPB We are proud to announce that Baton Rouge has been selected as one of the eight cities for the Summer 2013 tour of Antiques Roadshow! The event will be Saturday, July 27th at the Baton Rouge River Center.

You must have a ticket to attend the event. Visit LPB's website or call 1-888-762-3749 to apply for tickets. The deadline for applications is April 8th. Three thousand names will be chosen in a random drawing in April - each person selected will receive two tickets each. Each ticketholder may have two items appraised.

LPB will also be offering tickets - stay tuned to find out how you can get them!

KIDS & ADULTS LOVE ELMO!

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!

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!

LPB WANTS KIDS TO TELL US STORIES!

LPB Now through April 6, 2013, children in the LPB viewing areas can submit their entries to the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. LPB will select local winners in the spring of 2013. The local winners will be featured on LPB’s website and will each receive a Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers Gift Card!

The local winners will then be entered into the national contest where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners will be announced during the summer of 2013 and the winning stories will be featured on pbskids.org/writerscontest.

The national winners will receive prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players. Additionally, Highlights for Children has joined the Contest as a new promotional partner and all participants will have the option to receive a print or digital version of Highlights magazine.

Go to LPB's website for the rules and guidelines. Mail your entries to: PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, 7733 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. For more information, call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4276 or (225) 767-4276 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

WIN A TRIP FOR TWO TO THE UK!

LPB Enter the 2013 MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes daily through April 30, 2013, for a chance to win a trip for two adults from the US to Britain! This 5-day, 4-night trip features a VIP tour of Highclere Castle with Lord Carnarvon, and afternoon tea with Lady Carnarvon, author of Lady Almina & the Real Downton Abbey. Your trip will also include VIP tours of Kensington Palace and the Selfridges & Co department store in London. You will also enjoy afternoon tea with Jessica Fellowes, author of The Chronicles of Downton Abbey, The World of Downton Abbey, and Mud & The City: Dos & Don'ts for Townies in the Country. Travel to Britain must be from Sept. 21-26, 2013. No purchase necessary; enter online; winner will be selected by random drawing.

SHOPLPB ANY TIME YOU WANT!

LPB has more than 250 informational, educational, inspirational and entertaining DVDs and books available on ShopLPB. Learn more about our state's culture and history with programs such as Rainin' in My Heart: Back to the Blues, Rosedown: A Link to the Past, or Poverty Point Earthworks: Evolutionary Milestones of the Americas.

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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February 11-17, 2013

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February 2014

February MemberCard Benefits of the Month:

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, 1405 Bernstein Park Drive in Monroe
Two-for-one admission in February. Go to the zoo's website or call (318) 329-2400 for more information.

Swine Palace Productions, Tower Drive in Baton Rouge
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