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Chris Mann Comes to DPTV!
Chris Mann (from 'The Voice') will be with us at the Riley Broadcast Center this Friday at 9:30 pm ET to talk about his first concert special, Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann For All Seasons. Chris Mann performs an
exciting and eclectic blend of songs, ranging from "Ave Maria" to Damien
Rice's "The Blower's Daughter," and Willie Nelson's "Always On My
Mind," to Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now." Now he's found a home here
on PBS, with a new program DPTV is bringing to the
nation, singing a collection of classical-crossover favorites live in
concert with two very special guests: four-time CMA Female Vocalist of
the Year and 14-time Grammy nominated Martina McBride and bestselling
contemporary jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair.
Love Create? Show it starting Monday!
Pledge drive ends on our main channel Sunday. Starting Monday, 12/17, you have the
opportunity to show your support for another Detroit Public Television service, our How-To Channel 56.3 Create. Tune in for an array of
programming that shows you how to improve your life and your
home, tempt your palate, and discover the world. But these programs depend on having their own
viewer support, just like our main channel. So if you're a watcher, tune
in 56.3 and pledge on air this Monday or online by clicking
If you haven't seen it yet, look for
television's most popular how-to, cooking, crafting, and travel series over the
air on Channel 56.3, or on cable (Comcast 288, BrightHouse 156, Charter
433). If your cable or satellite company does not have WTVS Create 56.3,
ask them for it!
Vice President of Individual Giving
Downton Abbey Sunday, 12/16 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Parts 4 & 5 of Season 2. The second season continues with the household preparing for the war's end. In case you missed it, we are giving you multiple times to watch the behind-the-scenes look at Downton Abbey, Downton Abbey Revisited: Friday, 12/14 at 2:30 and 8pm. Saturday, 12/15 at 6pm. Sunday, 12/16 at 1 and 7:30pm. Remember, you can still pre-order Season 3 by going here.
First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty Tuesday, 12/18 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. This program profiles the generation of colonial
Americans who raised the ideal of religious freedom to the level of a
fundamental human right. And it honors those founders who could not rest until
it was carved into law.
The Iranian Americans Tuesday, 12/18 from 9:30 - 10:30 p.m. ET. This program explores the history and lives of the
Iranian American community in the United States. Beginning with the 1979
Iranian Revolution, through the mass immigration of the Iranians to the U.S.
You may also like: Rick
Steves’ special travelogue about Iran today airs Monday 12/17. See story
Arts & Culture
Brit Floyd: The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute Show
Saturday, 12/15 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. 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, Saturday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $50
Pair of Tickets -
Pair of Meet & Greet Tickets - $250
Doc Martin Friday, 12/14 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. If you haven’t yet discovered this
series,Dr. Martin Ellingham, a smart physician with a foul disposition, has moved to Portwenn to replace the Cornish hamlet's deceased doctor, and
promptly sets about alienating everyone. As we
await Season 6 later next year, get another taste of Season 5 Friday night at
11, or order it by going here.
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live Saturday, 12/15 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. From November 22, 1981 restored from original footage - Relive an amazing night of blues with legendary bluesman Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones.
Monday, 12/17 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Greatest Gifts - Individuals have gifts that they've received appraised. Included: a Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace; a Fender bass guitar; a 1937 Clyfford Still Oil Painting in Palm Springs, California.
Market Warriors Monday, 12/17 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Antiquing in Canton, TX (Part 1) - A
search for Mission Oak furniture at the First Monday Trade Days in
Canton, Texas. Found items include an antique document box, a Bostrom
Brady surveying tool and a pair of Knoll chairs.
Frontline Tuesday, 12/18 from 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ET. From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial
historical evidence, FRONTLINE transports viewers back two thousand years to
the time and place where Jesus of Nazareth once lived and preached and
challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of
Health & Self Improvement
Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy Thursday, 12/13 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy is designed to
address not only arthritis issues but all joints which have stiffened with age
or become less mobile from injury or
Road to Perfect Health with Brenda Watson Friday, 12/14 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Learn the secret to balancing your gut and healing
your body, beginning with the power of probiotics. Brenda gives you the keys to
rebuilding your health from the inside out and finally living the life you've
Environment & Energy
Nature of Cities Thursday, 12/13 from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. ET. A look at the natural world in urban settings. Included: San Diego;
Austin; Copenhagen; Amsterdam; Paris; Stockholm; Freiburg, Germany;
Nature Wednesday, 12/19 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Christmas in Yellowstone - Linda
Hunt narrates this delightful look at Yellowstone National Park in
winter, featuring red foxes seeking mice and voles in snow-covered
fields; an otter family reuniting with an injured offspring; bison
foraging for food.
How-To & Travel
Rick Steves' Iran Monday, 12/17 from 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. ET. A tour of Iran, featuring stops in Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan and
Persepolis. Included: monuments from its past; Friday prayer at a
prominent mosque; the challenges facing the youth; anti-American murals;
a family dinner.
European Christmas Markets Wednesday, 12/19 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. A tour of towns in Germany, France and Switzerland, spotlighting their
traditional Christmas markets, which feature booths offering hot wine,
sweet treats and holiday decorations. The soundtrack features the
Kingston Trio singing Christmas carols.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Friday, 12/14 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. News/public
affairs program designed to meet the community’s evolving need for
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!
Children & Education
Clifford's Really Big Movie Friday, 12/14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. When super-sized Clifford
thinks he's too large for his family to feed, he runs away and enters
an animal talent show, hoping to win the prize: a lifetime supply of
Tummy Yummy dog food.
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).
Earth Songs Monday, 12/17 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET. Filmed over two years in some of the most pristine and beautiful places
on the planet, the film takes you on
a journey of ageless wisdom, inspiring poetry and stunning footage of
Mother Earth at her finest.
Rick Steves' Mediterranean
Mosaic Wednesday, 12/19 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET. A tour of southern
Greece, Turkey and Croatia. In Greece, sites include the ruins of Olympia. In Turkey,
stops include Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. In
Croatia, destinations include Zagreb (the capital).