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Behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and great moments from the first two seasons are highlighted in Downton Abbey Revisited airing Sunday 11/25 at 8:00 p.m. and repeated at 9:30 p.m.

Downton-Abbey-3.3.jpgIn this riveting special, Downton Abbey Revisited, savor great moments from the series' first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what's in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties when season 3 begins Jan. 6 on DPTV. What will become of Bates? What new mischief will villainous footman Thomas and scheming lady's maid O'Brien instigate? Will wedding bells finally ring? And how will the formidable Dowager Countess (Dame Maggie Smith) handle the arrival of Lady Grantham's American mother (Shirley MacLaine)?

You can now pre-order and be among the first to receive the DVD of Season 3 of Downton Abbey by clicking here. (DVD expected to be released 1/7/13; delivery to follow shortly thereafter).

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Featured Programming

Need to Know: Desiree CooperCaregivers Confronting the Care System Thursday, 11/22 from 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Desiree Cooper hosts a town hall discussion from Detroit Public TV with caregivers who serve the sick and homebound.  Most caregivers are women, and they often provide round-the-clock support to aging parents, spouses or patients.  In this roundtable discussion, a panel of experts will talk with local caregivers about the challenges of their work and the need to provide better services for the elderly and their families.   

Celtic-Woman-Small.jpgCeltic Woman: Songs From the Heart Friday, 11/23 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Celtic Woman perform Jimmy Webb's "The Moon's a Harsh Mistress," Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Pie Jesu," Sting's "Fields of Gold," Mariah Carey's "When You Believe," and "My Lagan Love," "Nil se'n la" and "The Call."

And don't forget to pledge to see Celtic Woman live at the Fox ticket graphicTheatre, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $175
Pair of Tickets - $250

Trans-Siberian-Orchestra.jpgTrans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater  Friday, 11/23 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The past, present and future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, featuring interview segments and performance footage, including clips from their Beethoven's Last Night tour.

And don't forget to pledge to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra live at ticket graphicthe Palace of Auburn Hills, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $50
Pair of Tickets - $100

Mark-Walton.jpgBoundless Potential with Mark Walton Saturday, 11/24 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET. "Boundless Potential" author Mark Walton explains how middle- and older-aged individuals can reinvent themselves. Mark Walton lays out an original, exciting “blueprint” for that transformation.

Arts & Culture

Irish-Rovers-Christmas.jpgIrish Rovers Christmas Saturday, 11/24 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET. The Irish Rovers bring a more traditional flare to Christmas songs such as Jingle Bells and  We Wish You a Merry Christmas at the Capitol Theatre in Ontario and in Banff National Park in Alberta.

Doo-Wop-Discoveries.jpgDoo Wop Discoveries Saturday, 11/24 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The doo-wop music of the late 1950s and early '60s is recalled with help from Smokey Robinson; Mike Stoller (of Lieber & Stoller); Mitch and Phil Margo of the Tokens; Aaron Neville; and Neil Sedaka.

Motown-Big-Hits-&-More.jpgMotown: Big Hits & More Saturday, 11/24 from 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. ET. A compilation of classic performances by Motown recording artists, including Marvin Gaye, Martha and the Vandellas, the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes and Miracles.

Fiddlers-Holiday.jpgFiddler's Holiday with Jay Ungar & Molly Mason's Family Band Sunday, 11/25 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. Traditional and original holiday tunes are performed by the Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band. Included: "The Solstice Set"; "Christmas Eve"; "Ashokan Farewell"; "Silent Night".

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeekMiWeek Friday, 11/23 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. You and a guest can have lunch with Nolan, Stephen, and Christy by pledging here!

Health & Self Improvement

Dr.-Rudy-Tanzi.jpgSuper Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi Saturday, 11/24 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Harvard neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi explains how to harness the brain's hidden potential and retain mental acuity as one ages. He's introduced by Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Suze OrmanSuze Orman's Money Class Saturday, 11/24 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. Financial expert Suze Orman discusses the need to rethink the traditional strategies used to achieve financial goals and gives her expert take on what actions people need to take in light of the new economy.

David-Dorian-Ross.jpgT'ai Chi Health & Happiness with David Dorian Ross Sunday, 11/25 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET. Respected T'ai Chi expert David-Dorian Ross combines a series of demonstrations that walk the viewer through the basics of T'ai Chi with an engaging and detailed description of the specific health and wellness benefits of each part of the process.


Our Polish StoryOur Polish Story Sunday, 8/25 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. This local documentary from filmmaker Keith Famie tracks Polish Americans through the most tragic moments in their cultural history and revels in their greatest triumphs. 'Our Polish Story' tells the true Detroit story - the struggles and jubilations experienced by some of our most influential citizens.

Detroit Remembers WhenDetroit Remember When Monday, 11/26 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Historical Detroit is recalled via archival clips and footage from area families. Among the sites: Belle Isle; Black Bottom; Briggs Stadium; Edgewater Park; Jefferson Beach. This made-in-Detroit documentary captures the true spirit of this remarkable city.

Children & Education

Cat-in-the-Hat-Christmas.jpgCat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas Saturday, 11/24 from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. ET. The Cat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer return home to Freezeyourknees Snowland in time for Christmas. They're helped by various animals, including African elephants and bottlenose dolphins.

How-To & Travel

bob rossBob Ross: The Happy Painter Monday, 11/26 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET.   A profile of "Joy of Painting" host Bob Ross (1942-95), featuring remarks from Phil Donahue. Also: celebrities who learned to paint the Bob Ross way, including Brad Paisley, Jane Seymour and Terrence Howard, are interviewed.

TrainsTrains Around North America Tuesday, 11/27 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET.  Traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history.

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).

Jerry-Yarnell.jpgJerry Yarnell School of Fine Art Monday, 11/26 from 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. ET. Series begins with a new acrylic painting, The Rain Out. Jerry sketches in the basic landscape and begins blocking in the background. The focus is on composition and establishing a focal point. The next three episodes will take you systematically through this painting.

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