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Call the Midwife finale airs Sunday, 11/4 at 8 pm ET!

Call-the-Midwife.jpg Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks. Her adventure takes its toll on her health and she develops pneumonia. Later, she is accused of theft, and the Nonnatus House community fears that the elderly nun could go to jail. Also, Nurse Chummy is worried when her mother decides to make a trip to "inspect" her new beau.

All season long, we've been updating our blog, Modern Day Midwives, with stories from local midwives from Wayne State University and University of Michigan, discussing how obstetrics have changed in relation to the 1950's era Call the Midwife.

PBS NewsHour Election Night 2012: A Special Report

newshourlogo.jpgTune in to PBS on election night as PBS Newshour senior correspondents Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live gavel-to-gavel coverage of election results live all night long.

Also, DPTV's MiWeek previews election issues this Friday at 7:30 p.m. (see stories below).

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Featured Programming

Upstairs Downstairs - All-NewUpstairs Downstairs Sunday, 11/4 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Mr. Pritchard wonders if there's more to life than service after he enters into a romance with a fellow servant while 165 Eaton Place prepares for the annual servants' ball. In other events, Harry has a proposition for Beryl.

Solar-Mamas.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 11/5 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Solar Mamas  - A look at India's Barefoot College, which teaches rural and poor women how to create self-reliant, sustainable communities. One student, a mother of four from Jordan, leaves her village for the first time in order to learn about solar engineering.

Animal-Odd-Couples.jpgNature  Wednesday, 11/7 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Animal Odd Couples - A chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat; a cheetah and its dog companion. A look at cross-species bonds between animals and what they may say about animal emotions.

Arts & Culture

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen Live in London Saturday, 11/3 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET.  Leonard Cohen performs at London's O2 Arena, one of Europe’s largest indoor venues. This special fully captures and recreates the extraordinary show that earned Cohen more than 80 five-star reviews for performances during his fall 2008 UK tour.

The Moody BluesMoody Blues Live at Royal Albert Hall Saturday, 11/3 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. The distinctive music of The Moody Blues has spanned many generations and many genres. In this PBS special, the band teams with the World Festival Orchestra for a concert event like no other.

And don't forget to pledge to see The Moody Blues live at the Fox ticket graphicTheatre, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $150
Pair of Tickets - $300
Pair of Tickets with Photo-Op - $500

Broadway-American-Musical.jpgBroadway: The American Musical Sunday, 11/4 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. I Got Plenty o' Nuttin' (1929-1942) - Part 3 of six includes clips of Ethel Merman, Ethel Waters, Cole Porter and Fred Astaire; Stephen Sondheim discussing "Porgy and Bess"; rehearsal footage of the original 1940 stage production of Rodgers and Hart's "Pal Joey."

Market-Warriors.jpgMarket Warriors Monday, 11/5 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. The pickers return to Canton, Texas, for the First Monday Trade Days, where they search for items from the 19th century. Among their finds: a blue railroad lantern; carved Chinese figures; a Japanese hibachi; a German wall clock; and a folk-art cabinet.

Leadership & Public Affairs


MiWeek Friday, 11/2 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET.  It's the MiWeek election preview — handicapping electoral votes in the presidential race, ballot questions facing Wayne County voters, the Roy Roberts announcement that he'll step down if Prop 1 is defeated, and a brief discussion of the medical merger (Henry Ford and Beaumont) announced recently. Miss an episode? Watch them online here.


The Choice Sunday, 11/4 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. It's been called the starkest choice in years, between two men with sharply different backgrounds, views, and prescriptions for fixing the country's problems. Frontline goes on a journey deep into President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney worlds, among their friends and family, critics, and closest colleagues, to understand what drives these men.


Election 2012: What's At Stake? Monday, 11/5 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. Examining President Barack Obama's and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's proposals for the economy; Social Security and Medicare; health care; immigration; and foreign affairs.

Environment, Energy, & Science


Nova Wednesday, 111/7 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET.  Mystery of Easter Island -  Examining Easter Island, the remote island in the middle of the Pacific that is home to almost 900 giant statues known as moai. How the island, which was once a pristine paradise, devolved into a treeless wasteland is investigated.

What-Are-Animals-THinking.jpgNova ScienceNow Wednesday, 11/7 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. What Are Animals Thinking? - The thinking abilities of animals are examined, including whether dogs really feel guilty when they flash the "guilty look" at their human companions. To that end, David Pogue meets and competes with a variety of animals.

Richard-Bangs.jpgRichard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder  Wednesday, 11/7 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. A tour of South America visits Iguaçu Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border; the architectural ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru; and the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. Also: a trip to Easter Island in the Pacific.


Medal-of-Honor.jpgMedal of Honor Thursday, 11/1 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET.  In Medal of Honor, powerful stories of those who have received our nation's highest military honor beg fundamental questions about the nature of the human spirit and what it means to have the courage of a hero.

Special note: DPTV will be saluting and offering information to veterans throughout the weekend of Nov. 9-11.  Go to to learn more about the programming and the resources available to those who may need them.

Thick-Dark-Fog.jpgThick Dark Fog Tuesday, 11/6 from 4:30 - 5:30 a.m. ET. DVR Alert The Indian boarding school experience of "kill the Indian and save the man" is recalled through the eyes of Walter Littlemoon, who entered one at age 5. Walter confronts the "thick dark fog" of his past so that he can renew himself and his community.

Children & Education

Parents' Survival Guide: Childhood ObesityParent's Survival Guide: Childhood Obesity Sunday, 11/4 from 5:00 - 6:00 a.m. ET. The role that parents can play in reducing childhood obesity is examined. The documentary offers practical strategies for prevention and intervention; and includes remarks from experts.

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."

Go here for ticket information, and don't forget to join Kids Club for special offers on all DPTV events.

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).

Jacques PepinCold Weather Comfort Saturday, 11/3 All Day When the temperature outside drops, only the yummiest comfort food will make you feel warm inside. Today on Create the menu consists of macaroni and cheese, split pea and ham soup, lamb and black bean chili and chicken pot pie. Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Mary Anne Esposito and others make incredible dishes that will feed and warm your soul.

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