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PBS Kids programs take Top 6 spots for 2 to 5-year-olds

Kids Club logoPBS Kids preschool programs took the top six spots for children ages 2 to 5 in September 2012 according to Nielsen national program ratings, public television’s strongest ratings in ten years. Curious George was number one for the ninth consecutive month. Thomas & Friends, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Super Why!, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Dinosaur Train rounded out the top 6 honors of most viewed programming.

The programs all air on Detroit Public TV as part of the 10½ hours a day of programming on Channel 56 {Read more . . . }

New Straight No Chaser show "Live in New York" airs Saturday, 10/27 at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Straight No ChaserThe 10-man a cappella group Straight No Chaser perform contemporary songs and classics. Included: "Bohemian Rhapsody/Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"; "I'm Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow"; "You Send Me"; "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"; "Hi-De-Ho."

And don't forget, you can see Straight No Chaser live at the Fox Theatre, Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

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Motorweek Sweepstakes: Deadline is Oct. 29, 2012!

MotorWeekMotorweek Sunday, 10/28 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET. All about cars: road tests, tips for motorists and advice for potential buyers. This week: The Hyundai Elantra GT-Coupe and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class are road tested. Also: aging tires are discussed. Also: service advice. Enter the MotorWeek Ultimate Automotive Experience Sweepstakes ( for a chance to win a Las Vegas supercar tour of Red Rock Canyon and more. Hurry! Deadline is Oct. 29, 2012!

Featured Programming

Call-the-Midwife-small.jpgCall the Midwife Sunday, 10/28 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET., repeated Fridays  at 10 p.m. Jenny helps the nuns care for Peggy's brother Frank, who's dying of cancer. Meanwhile, the other residents try to help with his latest money-making scheme: raising a pig named Evie for bacon. 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.

Independent-Lens-Love-Free-or-Die.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 10/29 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Love Free or Die - The story of V. Gene Robinson, who became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church when he was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003. The documentary accompanies him to President Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.

Ellen-Degeners-Mark-Twain-Prize.jpgEllen Degeneres: The Mark Twain Prize  Tuesday, 10/30 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Ellen DeGeneres is honored with the 15th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Among those paying tribute: Kristin Chenoweth; Steve Harvey; Sean Hayes; Jimmy Kimmel; John Krasinski; Jason Mraz; and Lily Tomlin. From the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Arts & Culture

Andy Williams

 Andy Williams: Moon River and Me Saturday, 10/27 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. In memory of the recent passing of Andy Williams, DPTV brings back this collection of remarkable musical performances from Andy's classic TV series. All performances are full-length, in color, and digitally re-mastered from the original master tapes of the Emmy Award-winning series.

Broadway-American-Musical.jpgBroadway: The American Musical Sunday, 10/28 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Julie Andrews hosts a six-hour celebration of the Broadway musical, from 1893 to 2004. Part 1 includes mini-profiles of George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin and Fanny Brice. Also featured: movie clips and color footage of "The Ziegfeld Follies."

Chihuly.jpgChihuly Sunday, 10/28 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET.  A documentary chronicling glass artist Dale Chihuly's efforts to mount the ambitious "Chihuly at the de Young," a 2008 exhibition in San Francisco, which drew some 400,000 visitors over a 15-week period.

Upstairs Downstairs - All-NewUpstairs Downstairs Sunday, 10/28 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Harry attempts to impress Beryl by taking up boxing; Lady Agnes and Sir Hallam drift further apart; American millionaire Casper Landry reenters Lady Agnes' life; Sir Hallam makes a major decision that could have life-altering implications.

Leadership & Public Affairs


MiWeek Friday, 10/26 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET.  News/public affairs program designed to meet the community’s evolving need for journalism-focused context and perspective on the top news and issues affecting Metro Detroit, the State of Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Miss an episode? Watch them online here.


Frontline Tuesday, 10/30 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Big Sky, Big Money - How the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case, which prohibited restrictions on the amounts of money that outside groups may spend to promote or oppose political candidates and causes, is affecting the senatorial race in Montana.

Environment, Energy, & Science


History of Science Thursday, 10/25 from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. ET.  What is the World Made Of -  Our society is built on the search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold to the creation of the world’s first synthetic dye – mauve – and onto the invention of the transistor.

Nova-SciencNow-Can-I-Eat-That.jpgNova ScienceNow Wednesday, 10/31 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Can I Eat That? - The neuroscience of taste, which involves all of the senses and memory, is examined. Included: why some foods, like chocolate-chip cookies, are deemed delectable while others, such as cookies made with worms, are not; how the taste buds can be fooled.


Hannibal.jpgHannibal Thursday, 10/25 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET.  Hannibal Barca, 200 years before the birth of Christ, challenged the Roman Super Power. One of the greatest military strategist and generals of antiquity came within a whisker of destroying Rome, his greatest enemy.

Evolution-of-the-Nation-of-Islam.jpgEvolution of the Nation of Islam Monday, 10/29 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET.  A history of the Nation of Islam, which began as a black separatist organization under the leadership of founder Elijah Muhammad, but transformed into a mainstream Islamic group under the direction of Elijah Muhammad's son, W. Deen Mohammed.

How-To & Travel

Rick-Steves-Rome.jpgRick Steves' Rome: Eternally Engaging Wednesday, 10/31 from 11:00  p.m. - Midnight ET. In this hour-long travel special, Rick Steves explores the "Eternal City" of Rome, a grand and ancient metropolis rich with exquisite art, vibrant culture and centuries of history.

Children & Education

Wild KrattsWild Kratts Wednesday, 10/31 from 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET. Secrets of the Spider's Web - Kratts  premieres 9 new episodes in October, including a spider-themed Halloween episode - After taking a nasty tumble, Matt and Chris set off on a mission to find and recreate Spider silk.

Sesame Street Live 2013

elmomakesmusic.pngJoin 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 Song."

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Create Programming Highlights

Create 56.3Looking 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).

P. Allen Smith From Garden To TableAutumn Harvest Saturday, 10/20 All Day As the weather gets cooler, Create looks ahead to harvest time. Enjoy apple, pumpkin, squash and sweet potato recipes from Katie Brown, P. Allen Smith, Jacques Pepin and many more. These versatile fruits and vegetables will keep your family wanting more. It looks as though this year's harvest will be plentiful.

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