Friday, July 31, 2015

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Louisiana: The State We’re In

Louisiana: The State We’re In
»»» Tonight at 7:00 on LPB

Described as a deeply troubled man, John Houser, who opened fire in the Lafayette movie theater killing two and injuring 11, had a history of mental illness. But is it to blame for the death and destruction he caused? Shauna Sanford talks with experts about the effects of the disease and the impact of funding cuts to critical resources in Louisiana. The Lafayette theater shooting has once again fueled the debate on gun control. What are current gun laws and where are the loopholes? We hear from superintendent of Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson, former State Police superintendent and Acadiana lawmaker Terry Landry, as well as Wade Duty from Precision Firearms in Baton Rouge. On August 3, 2012, a 2.5 acre sinkhole formed in northern Assumption Parish near the community of Bayou Corne. Nearly three years later, the sinkhole is now 32 acres and most Bayou Corne residents have left their homes for good. Former Bayou Corne resident Mike Schaff along with retired Army General Russel Honoré offer an update as the third anniversary approaches.
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Washington Week with Gwen Ifill

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
»»» Tonight at 7:30 on LPB

News and Public Affairs: Updates from the longest-running news & public affairs program on PBS.
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McLaughlin Group

McLaughlin Group
»»» Tonight at 8:00 on LPB

News and public affairs. Long-running panel discussions on topical issues that sometimes play like a noisy family dinner in which everyone speaks at once, until moderator John McLaughlin brings all to order.
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Virtuosity - The Cliburn

Virtuosity - The Cliburn
»»» Tonight at 9:00 on LPB

Watch the world's best young pianists try to make a name for themselves at the Cliburn, a high-stakes piano competition that becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground. The winner is virtually guaranteed a performing career.


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