Named Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Alpert, “the face” of Detroit Public TV for 36 years, will be honored by the Greater Detroit Association of Fundraising Professionals
November 13 as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of 2012. Alpert, who is Senior VP for
development and communications, as well as program scheduling, has had
responsibilities for almost every aspect of DPTV operations through the years. Read more...
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Rose Theatre Company presents SUPERIOR DONUTS
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tracy Letts
(August: Osage County), Superior Donuts is a heartwarming play about a man who
gets a second chance.
disenchanted proprietor of a Chicago donut shop, has given up on just about
everything: a social life, the chance of romance and most of all his family’s
long standing business. But when idealistic dreamer, Franco Wicks walks through
the door of his vandalized storefront, Arthur realizes through their unlikely
friendship that life still has more to offer him. Starring Randolph Mantooth
(best known for the NBC series “Emergency!”), Superior Donuts will make you a
believer in second chances, too.
Showing at The Purple Rose Theatre Company
September 20 – December 15, 2012.
For tickets and information, call 734-433-7673 or
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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
we count down to Veterans Day on November 11th,
Detroit Public Television will be presenting programs that tell
the stories of veterans as well as active duty military, from World War II
through Iraq and Afghanistan and offering messages about the experiences of
Detroit-area vets and local resources for vets who need them.
Highlights of the programming schedule are indicated by a
* below, starting Friday
at 8:00pm ET with the 1951 film Go For Broke.
DTE Foundation has offered a live challenge
grant on Saturday, November 10, from 8 p.m. to midnight around programming such as The Story of Willow Run, which explores the history of the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Mich., and the B-24 bomber factory that was built in Ypsilanti by Henry Ford, and Marina at West Point.
Programming continues on Sunday, 11/11 with documentaries like Where Soldiers Come From, One Soldier's Story, and Our Vietnam Generation at 3:30 p.m., recalling the experiences of Michigan's Vietnam veterans. PBS's National Salute to Veterans at 8 p.m. features Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise hosting a tribute to
the courageous service of our 22 million US veterans.
Throughout the weekend, DPTV will be premiering a
series of short stories featuring local veterans and the challenges they have
faced returning home – with their families, with mental health issues, with
employment, and with their memories. These stories are meant to
shed light on the challenges veterans face, and provide resources so veterans
can get the help they need and are entitled to.
For more information on these stories and resources, go to DPTV.org/vets.
programming sponsored by:
Vice President of Individual Giving
*Marina at West Point: Unity Through Diversity Saturday, 11/10 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. Metro-Detroit’s own pianist-composer Marina Arsenijevic performs with the U.S. Military
Academy Band and Cadet Glee Club at West Point's Eisenhower Hall. The
set includes "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "America the Beautiful."
Upstairs Downstairs Sunday, 11/11 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. In the Season 2 conclusion, Beryl and Harry eye marriage; Lady Agnes
returns; a decision by Mr. Pritchard leads to chaos until an old friend
lends a hand; and a shocking discovery may forever change the landscape
at 165 Eaton Place.
Independent Lens Monday, 11/12 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream - A look at income disparity in the U.S. In Manhattan, 740 Park Ave. is
home to the highest concentration of billionaires in the U.S.; about
five miles away, in the South Bronx, the same road runs through the
nation's poorest congressional district.
Arts & Culture
*Film Festival Friday, 11/9 from 8:00 - 9:35 p.m. ET. Go For Broke - 1951 movie about the most decorated military
unit for its size and service in the entire history of the U.S. Military – the
Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team of World War II, portrayed by actual combat
veterans of the decorated team.
Rain: A Tribute to
the Beatles Saturday, 11/10 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Take a step back in
time to the 60s British invasion with the Beatles tribute band
Rain. Rain is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience including a fusion of
historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s.
And don't forget to pledge to see Rain
live at the Fox Theatre, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $100
Pair of Tickets -
*POV Sunday, 11/11 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. Where Soldiers Come From - From a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the
mountains of Afghanistan, this film follows the four-year journey of childhood
friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. Heather Courtney's documentary follows them on their yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.
*One Soldier's Story Sunday, 11/11 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. ET. The story of Sgt. Michael Ingram Jr., who was killed in combat in Afghanistan on April 17, 2010. Keith
Famie’s film is an intimate portrayal of a soldier’s
sacrifice and a family’s unbearable loss.
Children & Education
Sesame Street Gets Through a Storm Friday, 11/9 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET. After a hurricane sweeps through Sesame Street, Big Bird discovers that
the storm has decimated his nest. His friends set out to rebuild his
home, and give him places to stay until they're done. They also help him
with his emotions. Click here to check out more hurricane resources from the Sesame Workshop.
*Navy Heroes of Normandy Sunday, 11/11 from 1:00 - 2:00 a.m. ET. World War II veterans, many from southern New England, recall the U.S.
Navy's role in the D-Day landing in a documentary tied to the 2008
dedication of a U.S. Navy monument at Utah Beach in Normandy, crafted by
sculptor Stephen Spears.
American Masters Tuesday, 11/13 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home - "The music is at the core of what it means to be an American," says
Bruce Springsteen of the work of folk-music icon Woody Guthrie
(1912-67), who is recalled via archival footage, photos and recordings.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Friday, 11/9 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Perspective on the top news and issues affecting Metro Detroit. Christy, Nolan, and Stephen discuss the election results! And what they mean for the state of
Michigan and you. Miss an episode? Watch them online here.
Frontline Tuesday, 11/13 from 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET. The Suicide Plan - An examination of the shadowy world of assisted suicide, which is
illegal in all states but Oregon and Washington. The report features
individuals who are opting to end their lives and those who, despite
being at risk for prosecution, are helping them.
Environment, Energy, & Science
History of Science Thursday, 11/8 from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. ET. We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived.
Michael Mosley explores how that power has been harnessed - from wind, steam
and from inside the atom. It took centuries for science to explain what power
is, rather than simply what it does.
Nature Wednesday, 11/14 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. An Original DUCKumentary - Paul Giamatti narrates this look at the world of ducks, which focuses on
a male and female wood duck that meet and raise a family. The babies
arrive knowing what to do and how to do it, and once in the water need
no help in sifting and skimming for food.
Nova Wednesday, 11/14 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Ultimate Mars Challenge - A look at NASA's Curiosity mission to Mars. Included: remarks from Mars
Science Laboratory personnel, including chief engineer Rob Manning,
chief scientist John Grotzinger, deputy scientist Ashwin Vasavada and
mission manager Michael Watkins.
Nova ScienceNow Wednesday, 11/14 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. What Will the Future Be Like? - The Season 6 finale looks at what the future may hold for science and
technology, as well as technological hurdles engineers and computer
scientists must overcome to make their visions reality. Included:
thought-controlled video games.
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).
Easy As Pie Saturday, 11/10 All Day Our fantastic Create chefs have filled this marathon up with pie! From
the exotic Alsation Onion Pie and Sweet Potato Pie, to the well-known
Pecan Pie and Cherry Pie; Julia Child, Hubert Keller, Ming Tsai and
Chris Kimball prepare pies for dessert or a meal. Come get a taste!