(Batman - one of the superheroes featured on this week's Pioneers of Television.)

Tonight at 9 on Agatha Christie's Poirot, Poirot realizes his criminal ambitions when he investigates a suspected blackmailer.

From "Superman" in the 1950's to "The Greatest American Hero" in the 80's, Pioneers of Television looks at Superheroes Tuesday night at 7.

Forensic techniques are used to find out what really happened to Charles Lindbergh's baby in 1932. Hear the details on NOVA Wednesday at 8PM.

The month of January ends on a night of British programs. Antiques Roadshow UK visits Bath at 7PM Thursday. That is followed by Midsomer Murders, Lark Rise to Candleford and Foyle's War.

Louisiana: The State We're In fills you in on important news from around the state Friday night at 7. Starting at 9, see two more back-to-back episodes of Shakespeare Uncovered.

British comedy reigns on Saturday night from 7 to 9. At 9, Jenny cares for Peggy's brother when he is diagnosed with cancer on Call the Midwife.

Sunday night means part 5 of <i>Downton Abbey, Season 3 at 8PM. Have you discovered DCI Banks on Sunday nights at 11:30? Banks receives a disturbing message from his brother and drops everything to help him.


LPB 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 ticket holder may have two items appraised.

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


LPB We hear too much about young people who get in trouble -- 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 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!

Missed out on the Bossier City Concert? No need to worry, because Elmo Can't Stop Singing will be at the Baton Rouge River Center Arena on Saturday, March 2, 2013 The performance is at 10:30AM. For a $25 contribution, you will receive one gold circle seat ticket.

In both cities, 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 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.


LPB LPB will hold two special premiere showings of Sid the Science Kid - The Movie! at the Lafayette Science Museum in Lafayette on Sunday, March 17 at 1 and 2:30PM. The auditorium holds 100 and we expect to have a full house for both showings. It'll be a red carpet event! Every child will have the chance to try out a Sid experiment- and we'll have Sid goodies to take home! We'd love to have kids come dressed like Sid! Regular museum prices apply. We hope you will come have scientific fun with LPB in Acadiana! For more information, email


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.

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

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).


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.


LPB has more than 250 informational, educational, inspirational and entertaining DVDs and books available on ShopLPB. During Louisiana's Bicentennial year, learn more about our culture and history with programs such as Camp Ruston: German P.O.W.'s in Louisiana, Forever LSU, or Forever My Love: Music From the Bayou.

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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