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Sonheim’s “A Little Night Music”, Neil Simon’s “Laughter
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The Past Comes Alive
at Civil War Skirmish
Get a taste of life during the Civil War on Saturday and
Sunday, October 20 and 21, as hundreds of costumed re-enactors bring the War
Between the States to Wolcott Mill Metropark Historic Center! Walk back into the tumultuous 1860s when the
country was torn apart during the Civil War. See Confederate and Union
soldiers engage in battle demonstrations, complete with musket and cannon fire,
plus get a glimpse of camp life and shop at the stores for old-time items.
History comes alive starting at 10 a.m. each day. For more
details go to www.metroparks.com or call 586-749-5997
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PBS Offers Special Programs on the 50th Anniversary of the
Cuban Missile Crisis on Tuesday, October 23
Fifty years after the events that brought the world to the brink of
nuclear disaster, we're airing two new special programs about the
Cuban Missile Crisis. At 8 p.m., it's Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War. Recalling the 1962 Cuban
Missile Crisis, when the U.S. and USSR squared off over secret Soviet
missile bases in Cuba. The documentary details the actions of President
John F. Kennedy, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuba's Fidel
Castro. Followed by Secrets of the Dead: The Man Who Saved the World at 9 p.m., which tells the little-known story of Soviet submarine
commander Vasili Arkhipov, who likely averted World War III when he
rejected a call to launch a nuclear torpedo while trying to elude U.S.
warships during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Designing Healthy Communities, Detroit
Two stories of how Detroit is working to create healthy,
sustainable communities air Sunday, 10/21 from 4:00 - 5:00 and 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. In "Designing Healthy Communities: Social Policy in Concrete", parts of the city of Detroit may
resemble abandoned war zones, yet hope blossoms. Health officials,
community activists and a new breed of young Urban Pioneers are working to fix
their cities by transforming urban wilderness and food deserts into inspirational
new models for other troubled, urban communities. And in "Designing Healthy Communities: Searching for Shangri-La", the show looks at the forgotten 1960's
urban renewal project of Lafayette Park in Detroit, Michigan, the brainchild of
4 men, including visionary architect, Mies van der Rohe.
Vice President of Individual Giving
Under the Radar Saturday, 10/20 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. ET. In this special episode
of Under The Radar Michigan, we spend the entire show in one of Michigan's
greatest cities: Grand Rapids. We'll show you some of the coolest gardens
you'll see anywhere and take you to a salon that's having a blast with the
past when it comes to hairstyles. Then we'll introduce you to an innovative
couple that went way beyond the "farm to fork" philosophy when they
bought the knives and spoons to match. We'll also show you a great place to
stay and a cool new eatery where wine meets food, meets you. It's all Grand
Rapids...and it's all on UTR. Repeats
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Also on 56.3 Create Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.
Series: Jill Jack Saturday, 10/20 from 11:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Detroit’s own singer-songwriter Jill Jack
performs in the DPTV concert studio and talks to host Fred Nahhat about her new
album, her career and the Detroit music scene. Viewers will have a chance
to pledge for Jill’s new CD “Sunflower Girl” and support programs on DPTV.
Call the Midwife Sunday, 10/21 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET., repeated Fridays at 10 p.m. The community joins together in the search for a baby girl who was
snatched from her baby carriage. Cynthia, meanwhile, cares for a young
wife and soon-to-be mother who's developed eclampsia. Check out our new blog, Modern Day Midwives, bringing you local midwives from Wayne
State University and University
of Michigan to discuss their role in modern obstetrics and
how things have changed in relation to the 1950's era Call the Midwife.
PBS Newshour 2012 Election Coverage Monday, 10/22 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. PBS Newshour's coverage of the 2012 Presidential election continues with live coverage and analysis
of the third and final presidential candidates' debate live at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.
Arts & Culture
Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli One Night in Central
Park Saturday, 10/20 from 9:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the New York
Philharmonic in New York's Central Park, where he's joined by Céline Dion; Tony
Bennett; Chris Botti; David Foster; sopranos Ana María Martínez and Pretty
Yende; bass baritone Bryn Terfel.
Upstairs Downstairs Sunday, 10/21 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Blanche reunites with a former lover who published a scandalous, thinly
veiled novel about their affair; Beryl disrupts the running of the
house; Lady Persie and Sir Hallam become closer after she shares a
shocking secret with him.
POV Monday, 10/22 from 12:00 - 1:00 a.m. ET. Sun Kissed - A Navajo couple investigates XP, a genetic disorder that makes exposure
to sunlight potentially fatal, and learns that it is far more prevalent
on their reservation than in the population at-large: one in 30,000 vs.
one in a million.
Frontline Tuesday, 10/23 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Climate of Doubt - John Hockenberry examines the politics of climate change, which have
seen a once generally accepted fact—that humans have contributed to, if
not caused, global warming—dismissed by many politicians.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Electoral Dysfunction Thursday, 10/18 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Mo Rocca examines the voting process in America, including the GOP's and
Democratic Party's get-out-the-vote efforts in Indiana; ballot design;
and voter-identification laws. Also: an initiative to reform the Electoral College.
Testing Milton Friedman Monday, 10/22 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. Part 1 of 3. The economic theories espoused by Nobel Laureate Milton
Friedman (1912-2006) are still debated, years later, beginning with equality of opportunity
vs. equal results. Panelists: economist Walter Williams (George Mason);
Shikha Dalmia (Reason Foundation).
Environment, Energy, & Science
History of Science Thursday, 10/18 from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. ET. What is Out There - History of Science
shows how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and
discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances
that have transformed our lives.
Nature Wednesday, 10/24 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Magic of the Snowy Owl - Chronicling the efforts of a pair of snowy owls
to raise their young during the 82-day summer season in the Arctic.
While the mother protects the nest, the father hunts lemmings to feed
his family. But this year the rodents are not as plentiful as others.
Nova ScienceNow Wednesday, 10/24 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. How Smart Can We Get? - Whether it's possible for anyone to become a genius or if such smarts
are purely a result of one's DNA. Also: a man who became an
extraordinary musician following a head injury; a man who can match any
past or future date to its day of the week.
Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac Thursday, 10/18 from 8:30 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Invites viewers into
the world of respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald, as he travels to
historic landmarks to gain design inspiration and then returns to his workshop
to demonstrate the steps and techniques needed to create future family
Children & Education
Inner Compass Sunday, 10/21 from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. ET. A Bolder Approach to Education - New York University urban
sociologist Pedro Noguera, co-chair of the public policy group Broader Bolder
Approach to Education, shares what we can learn from schools that have excelled
in dire circumstances and help any
student succeed, no matter how poor or disadvantaged.
Sesame Street Live 2013
Join us for another year of Sesame Street Live! Get your tickets early for the best seats in the house.
Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can
make and enjoy beautiful music together. "Elmo Makes Music" features
nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing
along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet
Go here for ticket information, and don't forget to join Kids Club for special offers on all DPTV events.
Create Programming Highlights
Looking for television's most popular how-to, cooking, crafting, and travel series? They're all on Detroit Public TV channel, 56.3 Create. (Comcast 288, BrightHouse 156, Charter 433).
Wine Tasting Saturday, 10/20 All Day Your senses will be put to good use as you go wine tasting today. Create
travels the world to visit the finest vineyards. Take a sip of the
grapes in South Africa with Rudy Maxa or in Mexico with Rick Bayless.
Katie Brown and Caprial and John Spence will pair the perfect cheese or
meal to compliment your wine. This marathon is sure to delight the wine
novice and connoisseur alike. Cheers!