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New Children's Programming Schedule Starting Monday 1/7

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7:00 a.m. Curious George
7:30 a.m. Cat in the Hat
8:00 a.m. Super Why!
8:30 a.m. Dinosaur Train
9:00 a.m. Sesame Street
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 Street
2:00 p.m. Martha Speaks
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.

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Featured Programming

Under the Radar MichiganUnder 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. 

Paul-Simon-Graceland.jpgGreat 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 recording.

The-Abolitionists.jpgAmerican 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

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 8:00 PM.

ticket graphicSingle Tickets - $50
Pair of Tickets - $100
Pair of Meet & Greet Tickets - $250


Muddy Waters & 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.

Highclere-Castle.jpgSecrets 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-Rome.jpgRick 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 RoadshowAntiques 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

NewsHourNewshour Thursday, 1/3 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. ET.  Covering national and international issues, originating from Washington, D.C. The crisis across the country created by aging water systems, using Detroit as an example, is explored. Stream it online live as it airs on here.

Reportero.jpgPOV 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

Michelle-Rhee.jpg 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-Too-Important-to-Fail.jpg 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-Decoding-Neanderthals.jpg 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.jpgLife 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.


Donner-Party.jpgAmerican 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.

Jack JohnsonUnforgivable 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.jpg 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 language pathologists.

Sesame Street Live 2013

elmomakesmusic.pngJoin 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 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).

Hometeam timeHometime 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.



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