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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
Christmas comes early for Call the Midwife with
this holiday special
Tune in Sunday, 12/30 at 7:30 pm ET for a special Christmas episode of Call the Midwife! Christmas at Nonnatus House finds the nurses and nuns caring for an
abandoned newborn and searching for the mother; Jenny trying to locate
an elderly homeless woman's children; and the newly married Chummy
planning a nativity play.
Evening with the Governor 2012
Governor Rick Snyder
and Tim Skubick sit down for a one-on-one conversation and look back at 2012,
midway through the governor’s first term, airing at 10 pm ET on Friday, 12/28. Michigan
First Lady Sue Snyder also appears on the program and reflects on his
first year in office and how it has affected their family life.
Vice President of Individual Giving
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>
MI-5 Thursday, 12/27 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The series' 10th and final season concludes with the team working to stop a suicide-bomb plot by two released prisoners,
one of whom is an MI-5 asset. Elsewhere, Harry comes across additional
evidence indicating CIA involvement in the assassination attempt on the
Under The Radar Michigan Saturday, 12/29 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.,
repeated Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m.; also Tuesdays
at 9:30 p.m. on 56.3 Create. Silver Lake/Midland - Head to
sandy Silver Lake for a dune ride that's so much fun you won't even notice
all the sand in your shoes. We'll also do some wild off-roading, and have more
family fun than a barrel of tourists. We'll even meet the mad scientist of sausage
making, and have a cow at a real dairy farm. Then we're off to Midland for a
real Santa school, a restaurant that's so good, ghosts go there, and an
in depth look at a city well worth living in.
Downton Abbey Sunday, 12/30 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Season 2 concludes with the family gathering at
Downton for Christmas and the New Year; and Bates on trial for the
murder of Vera. In other events, Robert offers relationship advice to
Mary. Season 3 premieres January 6th!
Arts & Culture
Wonderful, Wonderful Saturday, 12/29 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. In celebration of his 50th year as a recording artist,
performs many of his hits in an October 2006 concert in Atlantic City,
including "Wonderful, Wonderful" and "Misty."
Bee Gees: One Night Only Saturday, 12/29 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight
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."
American Masters Sunday, 12/30 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance - A history of the Joffrey Ballet, which was founded in 1956 by Robert
Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, featuring archival
footage; and interviews with past and present dancers.
Live From Lincoln Center Monday, 12/31 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch - The New York Philharmonic honors the life and music of Marvin Hamlisch at its New Year's Eve gala, with turns by Joshua Bell, Raúl
Esparza, Josh Groban, Megan Hilty, and Frederica von Stade.
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013 Tuesday, 1/1 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. The Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna State Ballet celebrate the New Year
at Vienna's Musikverein with a concert that features Strauss family
favorites as well as selections from Richard Wagner, Josef Hellmesberger
and Joseph Lanner.
Great Performances Tuesday, 1/1 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy - Joel
Grey narrates this look at the role Jewish composers and lyricists
played in creating the modern American musical. Archival and performance
clips accent the documentary.
Environment & Energy
Nova Wednesday, 1/2 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Doomsday Volcanoes - A
look at three Icelandic volcanoes (Katla, Hekla and Laki) that may be
ready to erupt. Each is larger than Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which
caused havoc in air travel when it erupted in 2010.
Life on Fire Wednesday, 1/2 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Icelandic Volcanoes: Who Is Next? - The
series about volcanoes begins with a survey of Icelandic volcanoes in
an attempt to gauge whether any will erupt in the near future and, if
so, what the consequences might be.
Health & Wellness - 'Happy New You' Jan. 1,
T'ai Chi Health &
Happiness with David Dorian Ross Tuesday, 1/1 from 2:00 - 3:00 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
Use Your Brain to Change Your Age with Dr. Daniel Amen Tuesday, 1/1 from 3:00
- 5:00 p.m. ET. In this powerful
special, clinical neuroscientist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen shares
simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger and
dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Friday, 12/28 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.
Sesame Street Live 2013
Join us for another year of Sesame Street Live! Get your tickets for the best available 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).
Taste of Louisiana With Chef John Folse & Co. Friday, 12/28 from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. ET. World-renowned Cajun and Creole chef John Folse examines Louisiana’s
culinary history and celebrates the French, English, Spanish, German,
Italian, American Indian and African influences on Louisiana’s cuisine.