|New Children's Programming Schedule Starting Monday 1/7
Cat in the Hat
9:00 a.m. Sesame
10:00 a.m. Daniel Tiger
10:30 a.m. Thomas & Friends*
11:00 a.m. Sid the Science Kid
11:30 a.m. Calliou
12:00 p.m. WordWorld
12:30 p.m. Barney
1:00 p.m. Sesame
2:00 p.m. Martha
2:30 p.m. Clifford
3:00 p.m. Arthur
3:30 p.m. Cyberchase
4:00 p.m. Fetch!
with Ruff Ruffman
4:30 p.m. Wordgirl
5:00 p.m. Wild Kratts
*Thomas & Friends now on every weekday at 10:30 a.m.
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Downton Abbey Season 3 Premieres Sunday, 1/6 at 9 pm ET!
Yes, the long wait is finally over! Season Three of Downton Abbey is lighting up DPTV! What's in store for fans of the international Masterpiece sensation? Here's a start: The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English estate. And not only is the all-star cast back, they're joined this season by Academy Award-winner Shirley MacLaine. Downton Abbey Season Three airs over seven Sundays beginning with a two-hour premiere on January 6 at 9 p.m. and concluding a 90-minute finale on February 17.
Want to own Season 3 for yourself? Pledge here for the DVD or get Seasons 1-3 together.
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Under The Radar Michigan Saturday, 1/5 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. Marshall - Colon/Grand Haven - Start
things off in two of Michigan's most magical towns, Marshall and Colon. We settle into Schuler's Restaurant in Marshall for classic Michigan meal.
Then we head down the street to The American Museum of Magic for more magic
than you can wave a wand at. Next we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Colon
being the official magic capital of the world. We head for one of Michigan's best beach communities Grand Haven. We'll visit a
shop that will take you back to the old country, a place where long boards
will give you "smoking mad love", and stay at a Harbor House.
Great Performances Sunday, 1/6 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Paul Simon's Graceland Journey - The making of Paul Simon's 1986 "Graceland" album is recalled in this
documentary, which accompanies the singer-songwriter on a visit to South
Africa, where he reunites with some of the musicians involved in the
American Experience: The Abolitionists Tuesday, 1/8 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Part One of Three: 1820s-1838 - Dramatic scenes and documentary segments tell the stories of
abolitionists Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina
Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown.
Arts & Culture
Brit Floyd: World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show Saturday, 1/5 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
Single Tickets -
Tickets - $100
Pair of Meet
& Greet Tickets - $250
& The Rolling Stones Live Saturday, 1/5 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.
Secrets of Highclere Castle Sunday, 1/6 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. In its heyday, Highclere Castle was the social epicenter of Edwardian England. See how life was – and is – lived in Highclere, the stand-in for the fictional Downton Abbey.
Rick Steves' Europe Monday, 1/7 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. An exploration of European locales that explains where to stay and what
sights to see. Rome: Ancient Glory - Part 1 of 3. Season 7 opens in Rome, where stops include the Colosseum, Pantheon and Appian Way.
Antiques Roadshow Monday, 1/7 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Corpus Christi - Part
1 of 3. Season 17 begins in Corpus Christi, Texas, where a
million-dollar discovery is made: an oil painting created by an
18-year-old Diego Rivera in 1904. Other items include a 1967 painting by
Alexander Calder; a Japanese bronze.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Newshour Thursday, 1/3 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET.
Covering national and international issues. The crisis across
the country created by aging water systems, using Detroit as an example,
is explored. Can’t be near a TV to see it on Channel 56? Stream it online at DPTV.org
as it airs.
POV Monday, 1/7 from 10:00 -11:00 p.m. ET. Reportero - The
dangers faced by journalists in Mexico are examined from the
perspective of veteran reporter Sergio Haro and his colleagues at the
Tijuana-based newsweekly Zeta.
Children & Education
Frontline Tuesday, 1/8 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The Education of Michelle Rhee - Examining
Michelle Rhee's stormy 2007-10 tenure as chancellor of the Washington,
D.C., public-school system, including her battles with the teachers'
union and her handling of a cheating scandal.
Tavis Smiley Reports Tuesday, 1/8 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. Too Important to Fail - Tavis
Smiley investigates the educational crisis faced by black teenage
males, who have high dropout and low graduation rates.
Environment & Energy
Nova Wednesday, 1/9 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Decoding Neanderthals - Examining
evidence about Neanderthals that sheds light on the hominids, which
died off some 30,000 years ago. Included: geneticist Svante Pääbo's 2010
reconstruction of the Neanderthal genome, which posits that modern
humans and Neanderthals interbred.
Life on Fire Wednesday, 1/9 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, Life on Fire series offers a close up look at volcanoes. Volcano Doctors - How volcanologists attempt to predict eruptions in order to protect people who live near volcanoes.
American Experience Thursday, 1/3 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The Donner Party - Recalling the Donner Party, some of whose members turned to cannibalism
when they were stranded in the Sierra Nevada in 1846. Included: letters
from members of the trapped Reed family.
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Sunday, 1/6 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. A two-part Ken Burns biography of the boxer who, 100 years ago, was "the
most famous and notorious African-American on Earth." Jack Johnson
(1878-1946) "insisted on being free," says narrator Keith David. Part 2 airs 1/13.
Health & Wellness
After Words Monday, 1/7 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. The stories of individuals with aphasia, an acquired communication
disorder that often results from a stroke, brain injury or neurological
disease. Included: remarks from speech and
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).
Hometime Saturday, 1/5 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET. Do-it-yourself advice on home repair, renovation and landscaping. Homes for a Home Show - Two homes are built inside a home and garden show.