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The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's production of The Nutcracker will be availble On Demand throughout the holiday season. Leonard Slatkin conducts soprano Heidi Grant Murphy. Watch it now>
The next 2012-2013 season shows to
grace the META theatres’ stages will be Performance Network’s “A Little
Night Music” followed by “Brill”; Plowshares
Theatre Company’s “The DIVAS Project” followed by “Gem of the
Ocean” in February; Meadow Brook Theatre’s “A Christmas
Carol” followed by “White’s Lies”; Detroit
Repertory Theatre’s “A Paradise of Fools” followed by “Postcards;
Williamston Theatre’s “Ebenezer” followed by “End
Days; Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company’s “I Do!, I Do” followed
by “Photograph 51”; and Tipping Point Theatre’s “This
Wonderful Life” followed by “Looking by Norm”. You may
order your tickets now to reserve your seats! Be sure to visit all
of the META theatres’ websites to view their new videos. Each theatre has a new 2012-2013 season “preview” video and one that describes
the unique qualities of each theatre.
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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
As the nation searches for perspective and next steps, PBS and Detroit Public Television present special programming focusing on the issues affecting our communities in light of the Newtown shootings and other recent tragedies. Gwen Ifill hosts After Newtown premiering Friday December 21, 8:00pm ET, repeated at 11 p.m., and an extended 3-hour examination of 6 critical aspects in What Next After Newtown: What our Country and Communities Can Do. See it Saturday from 3:00-6:00 p.m. ET.
Detroit Public Television and other local PBS stations are working together to bring you trusted, helpful information today and in the days to come. We want to help you deal with the tragedy appropriately with your children – answer their questions, address their fears – as together we seek to understand how to prevent such tragedies in the future. Visit DPTV.org for help in talking to your kids about scary situations.
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Year in Review
Take a look at a transformative year in Detroit Public Television’s history in this message from President and CEO Rich Homberg. Watch it now>
The National Christmas Tree Lighting Sunday, 12/23 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. The 90th annual national Christmas tree lighting ceremony is televised, featuring
performances by James Taylor, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Colbie Caillat
and Phillip Phillips.
On Saturday, 12/22 at 10:30 a.m., this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, dedicates the entire program to a great Michigan
neighborhood that defines itself through food, culture and community... Southwest Detroit.
Downton Abbey Sunday, 12/23 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Part 6 of Season 2. Continues with the Spanish flu sweeping through the
household and infecting Cora, Lavinia and Mr. Carson, among others.
Mary, Sybil and Robert, meanwhile, each face a moment of truth. You can still donate to get the upcoming Season 3 DVDs by going here.
Magical Mystery Tour Revisited Tuesday, 12/25 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Previously unseen footage and remarks from Paul McCartney and Ringo
Starr accent this look at the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" movie,
which was panned upon its 1967 BBC premiere but, in the years since, has
come to be viewed as a flawed masterpiece. The
original show follows at 9:00 p.m. See story below.
MI-5 Wednesday, 12/26 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Spoiler alert: Special 2-night airing of MI-5 series 10 starting Wednesday with episodes 1-3 and finishing with episodes 4-6 on Thursday, 12/27. The series' 10th and final season opens with a former colleague of
Harry's murdered. In other events, Harry is suspicious of an old KGB
rival, who's in London to coordinate a strategic partnership between the
U.K. and Russia. Encore broadcasts of MI-5 series 6-9 –
and then Series 10 – will continue in order Sunday nights at 11 in 2013.
Arts & Culture
Lawrence Welk Show Christmas Saturday, 12/22 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET. Holiday favorites, including "Jingle Bells"; "Doll Dance"; "Star Carol";
"Frosty the Snowman"; and "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus."
Merry Christmas, Baby Saturday, 12/22 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. A holiday celebration with Rod Stewart, who
duets with Michael Bublé ("Winter Wonderland"), Mary J. Blige
("We Three Kings") and, backed by Trombone Shorty, Cee-Lo Green
("Merry Christmas, Baby"). Also: a virtual duet with Ella Fitzgerald.
Celtic Thunder Christmas Monday, 12/24 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET.
Celtic Thunder celebrate the holiday season in a Poughkeepsie, N.Y.,
concert that features "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,"
"Let It Snow," "Winter Wonderland" and "Silent Night."
The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour Tuesday, 12/25 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. The Beatles' Merry Pranksters-inspired "Magical Mystery Tour," fully
restored and featuring a remixed soundtrack that includes the title
song, "The Fool on the Hill," "Flying," "I Am the Walrus," "Blue Jay
Way" and "Your Mother Should Know."
Children & Education
Songs for the Season With the MSU Children's Choir Thursday, 12/20 from 11:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. The Michigan State University Children's Choir performs holiday
favorites, including "Silent Night," "White Christmas" and "Wassail
Song". Also: the choir in rehearsal; interviews with choir members.
Cat in the Hat
Knows A Lot About Christmas Sunday, 12/23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.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.
A Very Monkey Christmas Tuesday, 12/25 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. A Christmas quandary for George and the Man With the Yellow Hat: what to
give each other. In the end,
both gift-giving predicaments are simply and beautifully resolved, revealing
the true spirit of the holiday season.
Jerusalem: Center of the World Thursday, 12/20 from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. ET. Ray Suarez hosts this history of Jerusalem, which relies on the
religious texts of Christianity, Islam and Judaism to tell the city's
story and detail how it came to play a major role for all three faiths.
Tuesday, 12/25 from 10:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. From Jesus to Christ: The
First Christians - Drawing upon new
and sometimes controversial historical evidence, 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 Christianity.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Friday, 12/21 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
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).
Stuck in the Middle: Caring for Mom & Dad Thursday, 12/20 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Elder-care expert Barbara McVicker discusses issues many people will face regarding the care of aging parents. Audiences will leave with the
essential information and tools they will need to navigate care giving
and move from crisis to planning.
European Christmas Saturday, 12/22 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. A look at how Christmas is celebrated in Paris; Oslo; Bath,
England; and Burgundy, France. Also: the traditions of Germany's Nurnberg,
Salzburg and Obendorf are detailed.