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New Daniel O'Donnell show performs 'from the Heartland'!

dodheart.jpgBeloved Irish crooner, Daniel O’Donnell returns with his melodic voice this Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET performing live in From the Heartland, a DPTV national presentation for PBS. It's a celebration of music, friendship and the warmth and appreciation Daniel feels for his American fan base, performed in Iowa -  right in the heart of America. With many of your favorite Daniel favorites plus some surprises - including an inspiring rendition of Moon River, in tribute to the late Andy Williams - plus a special guest appearance by longtime singing partner Mary Duff, Daniel O'Donnell form the Heartland is sure to warm your heart and delight your spirit.

As the year comes to an end, consider other ways to give

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Matching Gifts - What if you could double your donation in thirty seconds? Check to see if your company offers a matching gift program here.

Sustaining Member - With a minimum of $5 a month, you can have a lasting impact on the programming you enjoy through automatic monthly payments from your charge account or from your checking account. Learn more about becoming a Sustainer

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Featured Programming

Nathan-Pacheco.jpgChristmas with Nathan Pacheco Saturday, 12/8 from 11:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ET. Celebrate Christmas with Nathan Pacheco as the world- renowned singer captures the spirit of the season by delivering inspirational, moving performances of holiday favorites including "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" and "Silver Bells."

Downton AbbeyDownton Abbey Sunday, 12/9 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Parts 2 & 3 of Season 2. The second season continues with the estate being turned into a convalescent home for wounded veterans. Remember, you can still pre-order Season 3 by going here.

blenko.jpgBlenko Glass: Behind the Scenes Monday, 12/10 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. This brand new program takes viewers into the heat and heart of the Blenko glassworks to see how the beautiful, all-handmade, glassware is created. Each piece is unique and so are the artisans and members of the Blenko family who continue this proud, 100 year tradition.

Arts & Culture

Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful Friday, 12/7 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. In celebration of his 50th year as a recording artist, Johnny Mathis performs many of his hits in an October 2006 concert in Atlantic City, including "Wonderful, Wonderful" and "Misty."

The Bee Gees: One Night Only

Bee Gees: One Night Only Friday, 12/7 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET.  A 1997 concert in Las Vegas by the Grammy-winning trio that "covered the whole spectrum of our career," Robin Gibb says. Songs include "How Deep Is Your Love." Also: Celine Dion performs "Immortality."

Great Performances: The Phantom of the Opera at Royal AlbertGreat Performances: The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall Saturday, 12/8 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. The 25th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" is celebrated at London's Royal Albert Hall with a production that stars Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as the object of his affection.

You can now pledge to see Sarah Brightman live at the Fox ticket graphicTheater, Thursday, March 7, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $150
Pair of Tickets - $300

Brit FloydBrit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute Show Saturday, 12/8 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. This extravagant new show brings together all the best elements of a real Pink Floyd show, world-class musicians, world-class road crew, and amazing new cutting edge Floydian animation.

Don't forget to pledge to see Brit Floyd live at the Detroit Music Hall, ticket graphicSaturday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $50
Pair of Tickets - $100
Pair of Meet & Greet Tickets - $250

Moments To RememberMoments to Remember - Golden Hits of 50s and 60s Sunday, 12/9 from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET. The pop music of the late 1950s and early '60s is recalled via turns by the DeCastro Sisters, Four Aces, Four Freshman, Four Lads, Frankie Laine, Julius LaRosa, the Platters, Lenny Welch and Roger Williams.

Health & Self Improvement


ADD and Mastering It Thursday, 12/6 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Comedians Patrick McKenna and Rick Green, the team from the award-winning ADD & Loving It?! and the ground-breaking are back to give tips for managing ADHD and ADD.


Ageless Skin: Secrets From Dr. Denese Saturday, 12/8 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET. Dr. Denese puts you on the path to dewy, radiant, more youthful skin with her eight-step process for improving skin's appearance and texture.

Dr Wayne Dyer

Dr Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled Tuesday, 12/11 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. In his newest PBS special, Dr. Wayne Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living an extraordinary life, explaining how to create new thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.

Environment & Energy

Alone in the Wilderness Alone in the Wilderness Parts 1 & 2 Thursday, 12/6 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes, Alaska. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a simple, yet profound account of Dick's 30-year adventure in the wilderness.

How-To & Travel

piano The New Play Piano in a Flash: 3 Steps to Piano Success Saturday, 12/8 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. Piano-playing advice for beginners from Scott Houston ("Piano Guy"). In The New Play Piano in a Flash, he's made it even easier for beginners to get off the sidelines and get into the game of happy, fulfilling music-making.

Visions-of-Italy.jpg Visions of Italy: Southern Style Tuesday, 12/11 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Shot in high-definition from a helicopter-mounted camera, images of Italy no tourist's camera could capture, informative and poetic narration, and a soundtrack that resonates with the history and beauty of the region combine for an incomparable celebration of southern Italy's considerable charms.


Our-Italian-Story.jpg Our Italian Story Tuesday, 12/11 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Our Italian Story is an in-depth look at Detroit's true pioneers. This documentary is a celebration of Detorit's Italian culture, focusing on the immigrants who came to Detroit, helping weave the city's colorful tapestry.

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeekMiWeek Friday, 12/7 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!

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).

Its-Sew-Easy.jpgIt's Sew Easy  Sunday, 12/9 from 6:00 - 6:30 a.m. ET. How to use hand-woven fabrics; and add a clothing tattoo to a man's dress shirt. Also: a zippered tank top from Valerie Mayen ("Project Runway"); a sewing lesson on fringe.

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