(Pictured: George Rodrigue's "Drew Brees," one of the artworks available in the LPB Art & Travel Auction)

Tonight at 8, LPB will carry the third and final Presidential Debate. The topic at hand will be foreign policy. At 10, Harry Connick, Jr. fills us in on the most significant events in our state's first two centuries in Louisiana: 200 Years of Statehood.

Tuesday night, the focus is on the Cuban Missile Crisis. At 7, explore the inside story on Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War. Then at 8 on Secrets of the Dead, hear the little-known story of a Soviet officer who refused to fire a nuclear torpedo during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

How energized are young voters about this year's presidential race? What issues matter most to 18 to 29 year olds? Hear more Wednesday night at 8 when Louisiana Public Square explores Louisiana Youth Vote 2012.

Did you place your bid in the LPB Art & Travel Auction? See the vacations available and the works contributed by artists from all over the state. You can still get your bids in by phone or online during the 7 to 10PM live broadcast.

Friday night is LPB's news and information lineup starting at 7 with Louisiana: The State We're In. At 9, see an encore showing of Call the Midwife.

See two full hours of British comedy Saturday night on LPB starting at 7PM. At 9 on Garrow's Law, Garrow defends two men accused of destroying silk looms in an act of industrial sabotage. At 10 on Doctor Who, the Doctor receives a distress call from a child who is terrified of monsters in his closet.

Sunday at 7 on Call the Midwife, Nonnatus House responds to cancer - and to an ill-advised money-making venture.


You can still place your bids on your favorite artworks or trips - or buy them on the spot - in the 2012 LPB Art & Travel Auction! Also, place your votes for your favorite artist in "The People's Choice." The artist will win a $500 cash prize and their artwork will be hung in the Governor's Mansion in the month of November.

The 2012 LPB Art & Travel Auction airs live on LPB this Thursday, October 25th from 7 to 10PM. WLAE in New Orleans will join in from 8 to 10PM.

Thank you to our 2012 Auction Sponsors: Louisiana State Museum, Jeff & Lynne Pisto, Capital One Bank, Best Western Richmond Inn & Suites, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Baxter, Alexandria Museum of Art, Baton Rouge Coca Cola, Heirloom Cuisine, Fleur Du Jour and Country Roads.


LPB Elmo Makes Music is coming to the CajunDome in Lafayette! Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny’s new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover ‘instruments’ they never knew existed…rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together.

A $35 contribution to LPB gets you one gold circle seat ticket and a VIP meet & greet pass. A $25 contribution includes one gold circle seat ticket. The concert is Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 a.m. - the meet and greet with Elmo will be at 9:30 a.m. For more information, go to the Friends of LPB Box Office.


LPB LPB is giving you an opportunity to see the new Thomas & Friends special, Thomas & Friends Blue Mountain Mystery, before it airs on LPB! We will have two free screenings on Sunday, November 4th at 1 and 2:30PM in the Louisiana Art & Science Museum auditorium.

The Thomas screenings are in conjunction with the train memorabilia exhibition at the LASM. See photographs, blueprints, even model trains, selected from the permanent collection. Since the 1970s, LASM has been housed inside the renovated historic passenger terminal which opened in 1925 as the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad depot, later known as the Illinois Central Gulf Passenger Station.

Every first Sunday of the month, visitors enjoy free admission to the LASM galleries and reduced admission to planetarium shows.

For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (225) 767-4276.


LPB How would you like to see the brand new special, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!, before it airs on LPB? For the price of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, your child can attend one of two screenings of the special at LPB's studios at 7733 Perkins Road in Baton Rouge. We will have screenings on Monday, November 19th at 10:30AM and 1PM. For more information, call (225) 767-4276 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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 On LPB's Facebook page - we share programming highlights, information about upcoming events, breaking news, behind-the-scenes photos from our productions - plus, we just like to have fun with our "fans!"

We would love to have you join our Facebook family that numbers almost 5,300 fans right now – go to LPB’s Facebook page and click “like!”

You can also follow LPB on Twitter and Pinterest.


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LPB has more than 250 informational, educational, inspirational and entertaining DVDs and books available on ShopLPB. Our Turning The Tide DVD explores the national crisis unfolding at the mouth of the Mississippi River Delta on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. Get the award-winning documentary about the history and legends of the Chitimacha tribe - Native Waters: A Chitimacha Recollection is available in the Director's Cut version for $25. Get the Atchafalaya Houseboat DVD for $25 or Gwen Roland's book Atchafalaya Houseboat for $23.

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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October 22-28, 2012

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