Tonight at 7, see part two of Ken Burns' documentary The Dust Bowl. We will have an encore showing at 9PM.

David Geffen’s far-reaching influence — as agent, manager, record industry mogul, Hollywood and Broadway producer, and philanthropist — has helped shape American popular culture for the past four decades. Notoriously press and camera-shy, Geffen reveals himself for the first time in a new two-hour documentary. See American Masters Tuesday night at 7.

Wednesday night at 9, NOVA examines Hurricane Sandy - was it a freak combination of weather systems - or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate. That is followed by two LPB productions: Turning the Tide and Washing Away: After the Storms.

Antiques Roadshow UK leads off Thursday night's British programming at 7PM. One of the items being appraised is a valuable Lalique figure bought in a junk shop for less than a pound!

Friday night means news and information on LPB starting with our own Louisiana: The State We're In at 7PM.

Saturday night, see some fabulous musical performances on LPB. At 6, see The Del Vikings, Jerry Butler, The Drifters, and more on Doo Wop Discoveries. Then it's music from The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes and others on Motown: Big Hits & More.

Sunday night at 6:30, see the unusual bond that can occur between different species of animals on Nature.


LPB LPB and the Lieutenant Governor’s office are having a video contest in connection with the upcoming Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana’s Music special premiering December 9th at 7PM on LPB. The music show will feature Louisiana stars like Harry Connick, Jr., Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Guy, Country stars Tim McGraw and Mickey Gilley, the Marsalis Family, Irma Thomas, Buckwheat Zydeco, Zachary Richard, the Zion Harmonizers, Better than Ezra and Rebirth Brass Band all performing their versions of “You Are My Sunshine.”

To participate, post a video to YouTube with your performance of “You Are My Sunshine” with "LPB LA Sunshine" in the title, then share that link on our website. Visitors to the site will cast their votes by posting “likes” to the video. See official rules on the website. For more information, call (800) 272-8161, ext. 4274 or (225) 767-4274.

The grand prize will be a two-night stay for up to four people in New Orleans, an invitation to the Sunshine by the Stars premiere event at the U.S. Mint on December 5, designation as a Louisiana Sunshine Star from the Lt. Governor’s Office and LPB, and an invitation to perform at LPB’s studios on December 9th at 7PM for the television premiere.

The deadline to enter is 5PM on November 30th.


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 You can do your shopping at 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!


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.

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.


LPB Under the Streetlamp is an electrifying concert of classic hits from the recent leading cast members of the Tony-Award winning musical, Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. These four charismatic and uniquely talented singers deliver the sounds of the sixties in an evening of unforgettable entertainment. LPB is giving you the opportunity to see Under the Streetlamp in concert on Wednesday, December 26th at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre in New Orleans! A $75 contribution to Friends of LPB gets you one orchestra seat ticket and a chance to meet these talented young men. The meet and greet starts at 7PM -- the concert is at 8. Go to LPB's website for all the details.


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!


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 that numbers over 5,300 fans right now – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!”

You can also follow LPB on Twitter and Pinterest.


If you are ready to start your holiday shopping, we have some great specials right now! You can get Louisiana: A History, the duPont Columbia Award-winning six DVD set PLUS the beautiful companion book, Louisiana: An Illustrated History for $100. The Atchafalaya Houseboat DVD is a bargain at just $20. And all of Ms. Lucy's fabulous cookbooks are just $16.95 each. ShopLPB is offering FREE standard shipping through December 24th!

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November 19-25, 2012

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