April 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Louisianas statehood. TheLibrary will present a six-part documentary produced by LPB in honorof this milestone. Episodes last 60 - 75 minutes.This program is part of the Louisiana Bicentennial Program Series.March 29.... This Affair of Louisiana Highlights Louisianasgeography, especially the Mississippi River, as a defining element inour history. Explores LAs first residents, Native American tribes; LAs colonial period; and ends with Napoleons sale of LA to the U.S.April 5.... The New Americans Examines everyday life inAntebellum LA and the economic and cultural forces that drive thestate to secede from the Union.April 12 ....War on the Home Front Chronicles LAs role in the CivilWar and its impact on the state and its people. Focuses on the battles fought in LA.April 19.... The Search for Order Reconstruction and therebuilding of our devastated state are viewed through the eyes ofwhites and African-Americans.April 26.... The Currents of Change The flooding of the MississippiRiver is the impetus for the creation of a unified levee system.The emergence of Huey Long changes LAs politics forever...andcontinues to affect the state six decades after his assassination. Also highlights the life and times of Longs erratic younger brother, Earl.May 3 ....No Story Is Ever Over Features the transformation of LAseconomy from agriculture to industry; the civil rights movement ofthe 50s and 60s; and LAs place in the 21st century.