Calling young artists: In celebration of its 40th anniversary, Louisiana Public Broadcasting is looking for children ages 4-8 to design and mail in birthday cards to LPB featuring their favorite PBS Kids characters such as Elmo, Curious George or Super WHY!
The five winning artists will get a family four-pack of tickets to LPB’s Family Fun Fest on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU’s campus, plus a collection of PBS and LPB goodies. In addition, the top 50 entries will receive a special LPB Kids prize pack. The five winning cards will be featured on-air, online and on LPB’s Facebook page.
Mail entries to LPB Birthday Card, 7733 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 13.
CNBC’s reality series “Blue Collar Millionaires” is returning.
Doron Ofir Casting and CNBC are searching nationwide “for more inspirational stories of those who have risen up from dirty jobs, labor-intensive and traditionally blue-collar careers to become self-made millionaires,” a news release says.
All applicants must meet eligibility requirements, which includes being at least 21 years old, being legally authorized to live, work and participate in the show in the U.S., and owning a properly licensed business, among other requirements.
For more information or to apply, visit www.bluecollar millionairescasting.com.
Looking for heroes
Louisiana Public Broadcasting is accepting applications for its 2016 Louisiana Young Hero Awards.
The awards annually honor students who excel in the classroom or have overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. Some are students who give their time and energy to causes that are important to them or their communities.
All nominees must be in grades 7-12 and enrolled in a Louisiana public, private or parochial school, or home-schooled — and can’t be older than 19. Only previous winners are ineligible.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. For more information or to nominate a student, go to lpb.org/heroes.
Worth a look
“BRAIN SURGERY LIVE WITH MENTAL FLOSS”: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nat Geo Channel (cable Channel 108). The special will follow a surgical team at University Hospitals Case Medical Center as it performs an awake deep brain stimulation surgery. The live filming of this neurological procedure is a television first.
“I’LL HAVE WHAT PHIL’S HAVING”: 9 p.m. Monday, WLPB, Channel 27 (cable Channel 12). In PBS’ new travel/food/humor series, comedy writer Phil Rosenthal heads to the capital of Catalonia in search of the best tapas, to celebrate the Sant Joan festival, and to get a lesson in the art of slicing jamon, one of Spain’s most prized culinary exports.
“EXORCISM: LIVE!”: 8 p.m. Friday October 30, Destination America (cable Channel 102). The real-life exorcism of Roland Doe went on to inspire the book and the movie “The Exorcist.” Now, 66 years after the original event, paranormal experts will return to the home where it all happened to conduct the first-ever live televised exorcism in U.S. history and “cleanse the house once and for all.”
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