One-hour special honors nine Louisianans doing extraordinary good for children


Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) in partnership with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, presents The Angel Award®, a one-hour special honoring nine Louisianans for their work improving the lives of the state’s children. The program premieres Monday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 PM on LPB. Additionally, the program will livestream online at www.lpb.org, the LPB App, and the Facebook pages of LPB and the Foundation.

The nine honorees come from across Louisiana, including; Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Monroe, Madisonville, Natchitoches, New Orleans, and St. Martinville. The program features segments on each of the honorees that showcase their work and allow viewers to see first-hand the impact that work has on children. For more on The Angel Award® visit the Foundation’s website at www.BCBSLAFoundation.org.

“With our educational and entertaining programs and the learning resources we make available for parents and educators, LPB serves the children of Louisiana and so do these nine individuals,” says Clarence “C.C” Copeland, President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. “We are happy to partner with the Blue Cross Foundation to help share their stories of positive impact and hope they will inspire viewers across the state.”

“Since 1995, the Foundation has recognized more than 200 Angels across the state. This program has been a springboard for many nonprofits to reach new heights. We are pleased and grateful to LPB for working with us to honor these exceptional individuals,” said Michael Tipton, president of the Blue Cross Foundation.

* Program airs Monday, Nov. 21 at 8pm
* Watch live on LPB-HD
* Livestream at
www.lpb.org, with the LPB App, or on the LPB Facebook page
* Livestream on the BCBSLA Foundation’s Facebook page

About Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Since 1975, Louisiana Public Broadcasting has been the public television network for the state of Louisiana with stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. LPB is also affiliated with WLAE-TV in New Orleans. In addition to its award-winning documentaries about the history and people of Louisiana, LPB is dedicated to helping children throughout the state develop their literacy, math and science skills through its numerous educational outreach programs.

About the Blue Cross Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation works each day to improve the health and lives of Louisianians by empowering everyday people to do extraordinary good. By building and funding coalitions of friends, families and neighbors, the Foundation hopes to build a healthier Louisiana, particularly for its children.

The foundation is funded solely by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, but is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. Since 2020, Blue Cross and the Blue Cross Foundation have invested more than $25 million in Louisiana’s communities and nonprofits who provided more than 24 million points of service, including $15 million to communities affected by COVID-19 and natural disasters.