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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
Call the Midwife finale airs Sunday, 11/4 at 8 pm ET!
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
Tune 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).
Vice President of Individual Giving
Upstairs 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.
Independent 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.
Nature 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 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.
Moody 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 Theatre, Tuesday,
December 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $150
Pair of Tickets -
Pair of Tickets with
Photo-Op - $500
Broadway: 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 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
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
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
Nova 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
Richard 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 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
Special note: DPTV will be saluting
and offering information to veterans throughout the weekend of Nov. 9-11.
Go to dptv.org/vets to learn more
about the programming and the resources available to those who may need them.
Thick 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
Parent'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
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).
Cold 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.