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  • These membership campaigns help pay for the programming that runs throughout the year on the six-station LPB network.

The season finale of Downton Abbey and an encore showing of two episodes of Antique Roadshow’s visit to Baton Rouge highlight an exciting lineup of shows on Louisiana Public Broadcasting for Festival 2015 in March.

The season finale of Season Five of Downton Abbey kicks off the campaign on Sunday, March 1 at 8PM.

If you missed the first showing of Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge, LPB will have an encore showing of two episodes of the show’s visit to the Capital City on March 2 and 9 at 7PM each night. The March 2 showing is followed by John Denver: Country Boy, a documentary about the late country and pop singer.

On Tuesday, March 3 at 7PM, the first ladies of Irish music celebrate their 10-year anniversary when Celtic Woman Fan Favorites premieres.

Christiane Northrup - Glorious Women Never Age premieres on Wednesday, March 4 at 7PM with advice on how to slow down the aging process. It’s followed at 8:30 by This is Your Do-Over with Dr. Michael Roizen. This program explains how to get rid of bad health habits and reverse the damage those bad choices have done.

Motown 25, Wednesday, March 4 at 10PM and Friday, March 13 at 9PM, features every Motown star including Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves and Junior Walker.

Doc Martin’s Portwenn (Thursday, March 5 at 7PM) is a behind-the-scenes look at the new series featuring cast interviews and a special tour of the set.

On Friday, March 6 at 9PM, Brit Floyd Live at Red Rocks features the Pink Floyd Tribute band performing Floyd hits from Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall. Your financial support for LPB can get your tickets to their concert in Shreveport later this year. That’s followed by Justin Hayward: Spirits…Live features the former Moody Blues singer performing classics and new songs off his solo album.

If you like music of the early 60s, My Yearbook 1960-1963 features host Bobby Vinton and archival performances by the Everly Brothers, Connie Francis, Ricky Nelson and many other. It premieres Saturday, March 7 at 8PM with encore showings March 8 at 10PM and March 13 at 11PM.

On Sunday, March 8 at 7PM, Shirley Jones hosts Great Broadway Musical Moments from The Ed Sullivan Show featuring songs from My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Camelot, and Sweet Charity.

Canadian Rocker Bryan Adams takes center stage on March 9 at 8:30PM for a concert featuring such hits as “Cuts Like A Knife,” “Summer of 69,” “Run to You,” “Heaven,” and “Everything I Do, I Do For You.”

Beyond Galilee (Tuesday, March 10 at 7PM) tells the story of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s visit to Shreveport in the early days of the Civil Rights Movement. That’s followed at 8:30 by African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement from, Rosa Parks refusal to give up her bus seat in 1955 to Rev, King’s assassination in 1968.

If you like the blues, there are two musical tributes to the legendary Muddy Waters. On Wednesday, March 11 at 7PM, Joe Bonamassa plays Muddy’s music in a new special. It also airs on Saturday, March 14 followed by Soundstage: Blues Summit in Chicgo - 1974 featuring Waters and a long list of blues performers.

50 Years with Peter Paul & Mary (Wednesday, March 11 at 8:30PM & Sunday, March 14 at 7PM) features previously unseen television footage of the trio.

It’s Louisiana Music night on Thursday, March 12. At 7PM, A Tribute to Toussaint features Robert Plant, Dr. John, Jimmy Buffett, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Trombone Shorty, and Irma Thomas, At 8:30, see Fats Domino: Walkin’ Back to New Orleans, featuring what many believe was his final performance at Tipitina’s.

On Sunday, March 15 at 7PM, Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso premieres followed at 8:30 by Zoltan Maga: From Budapest with Love.

On Monday, March 16 at 9, Grammy-winners James Taylor, Allison Krause and many others perform at the Transatlantic Sessions.

Cajun and Creole Chef John Folse is back with a special with a preview of his new series of Hooks, Lies & Alibis with Chef John Folse on Tuesday, March 17 at 7 and 11PM. That followed at 8PM by American Creole: New Orleans Reunion, the story of New Orleans musician Don Vappie whose life changed drastically after Hurricane Katrina wiped out his house.

More Trains Around North America: Great Scenic Railway Journeys (Wednesday, March 18 at 7PM and Saturday, March 21 at 9AM) follows Grammy award winning musician and storyteller David Holt as he ventures across North America to explore some of our best rail adventures. Father Brown: Saving Souls, Solving Crimes (Thursday, March 19 at 7PM) gives a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the mystery series.

The campaign wraps up on Sunday, March 22 at 8PM with Mr. Selfridge: A Celebration featuring features highlights from the first two seasons of Mr. Selfridge and a sneak peek at Season 3 which premieres March 29 at 8PM.

For more information, contact Bob Neese at 1-800-272-8161 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Published: February 16, 2015

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