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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
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.
In 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).
Vice President of Individual Giving
needed for our phonebank!
The Winter Pledge
Drive starts tomorrow! It's November 23-Dec 16. Sign up
for a volunteer shift here.
Caregivers 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
Celtic 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 Theatre, Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $175
Pair of Tickets -
Trans-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 the Palace of Auburn Hills, Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $50
Pair of Tickets -
Boundless 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 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 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 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.
Fiddler'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
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
Super 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 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.
T'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 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.
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 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 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.
Trains 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
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).
Jerry 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