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Rose Theatre Company presents a
world premiere comedy: THE MEANING OF ALMOST EVERYTHING
The 15th play penned by Purple
Rose founder and Hollywood actor, Jeff Daniels, The Meaning of Almost Everything is perhaps one of Daniels’ most
personal, and yet, most whimsical pieces to date. With elements of slapstick,
vaudeville, tragedy and farce, this exuberant romp of a play explores the pain
and the joy of human existence.
follows two men, “A” and “B,” who exist in an undefined place and time, a place
of safety and comfort, but also a place where nothing happens. One man wants to
remain. The other isn't so sure. Through their feats of daring (and sometimes
cowardice), they stumble through the darkness to find the big answers to life’s
big questions. This comedy questions the nature of our world and the absurdity
of it all.
Showing at The Purple Rose Theatre Company January 10 – March 9, 2013.
For tickets and information, call 734-433-7673 or
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Saturday night is rock night on DPTV!
From 9 - 11:30 pm ET this Saturday, 1/12, we're airing 2 new classic rock concert specials starring The Doors and The Who.
At 9 pm, it's The Doors Live: The Hollywood Bowl 1968. On July 5, 1968, The Doors took to
the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that
has since passed into legend. Included in this performance are "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You",
"Moonlight Drive" and "The End." Now for the first time the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl
has been digitally scanned and restored to present
the show better than it’s ever been seen before.
Followed at 10:30
The Who Live In Texas '75. Filmed at The Summit in Houston,
Texas on November 20, 1975, the concert captures a typically incendiary live performance by The Who. The set list stretches across
the band's career from classic early singles such as
"Substitute" through an extensive "Tommy" section
and also Who classics such as "Behind
Blue Eyes", "Baba O'Riley (Teenage Wasteland)" and "Won’t
A new detective comes to PBS. DCI Banks premieres Thursday, 1/10
Airing over 7 Thursdays at 9:30
pm ET, the Yorkshire countryside
provides a striking and contrasting backdrop to these four chilling murder
stories based on the Inspector Banks novels by Peter Robinson. The first episode in the series is Aftermath. When two police officers stumble
across the lair of a serial killer, Inspector Banks finds himself faced with a
chilling murder investigation that will test him to the limit.
Vice President of Individual Giving
Antiques Roadshow is coming to Detroit on June 1st as part of the 2013 summer tour! Watch a video of the announcement here and visit
pbs.org/antiques for more details and how to apply for tickets!
Ariel & Zoey & Eli Too Friday, 1/11 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. New kids' show premiering on DPTV from right here in metro Detroit! A boy and his twin sisters, Ariel, Zoey and Eli Engelbert, interview celebrity guests, perform skits and sing original songs.
Under The Radar Michigan Saturday, 1/12 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. Southeast Michigan - On
this special episode of Under The Radar Michigan, we're all in and all
around Southeast Michigan. Not only will we sample bite-size burgers from 5 of
Southeast Michigan's classic, iconic, little white slider diners, we'll also
take you to a tremendous trampoline park in Troy, a marvelous mechanical museum
in Farmington Hills, and a place where choppers rule the road in Clinton
Downton Abbey Sunday, 1/13 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. The future of Downton Abbey
rests on a letter written by Lavinia's late father to Matthew. In other
events, Edith prepares for her wedding to Sir Anthony; Mrs. Hughes
receives news from Dr. Clarkson; Bates has trouble with his cellmate.
Independent Lens Monday, 1/14 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Soul Food Junkies - Filmmaker Byron Hurt examines the soul-food tradition of black culture. Because soul
food is often cooked with lots of fat, sugar and salt, it can lead to
obesity and other health issues, as happened to Hurt's father, who died
at age 63.
Michigan State of the State Address Wednesday, 1/16 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET. Governor Rick Snyder's third address to the Michigan
Legislature; a message from the Democratic Party will follow. Analysis provided by Off the Record’s Tim Skubick and other
Michigan political reporters to be announced.
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.
Arts & Culture
Series: Jill Jack Saturday, 1/12 from 11:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Detroit’s own singer-songwriter Jill Jack performs in the
DPTV concert studio and talks to host Fred Nahhat about her new album, her
career and the Detroit music scene. Viewers will have a chance to pledge
for Jill’s new CD “Sunflower Girl”
and support programs on DPTV.
Chatsworth House Sunday, 1/13 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. An access-all-areas experience inside one of Britain's most majestic
stately homes. Chatsworth House is a fascinating
look at class and tradition in a modern world that plays out like a real-life
Pioneers of Television Tuesday, 1/15 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Funny Ladies - The
Season 3 premiere spotlights female comedians, including stand-ups
Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers, and such sitcom stars as Lucille Ball,
Marla Gibbs, Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White. Also: Carol Burnett
shares stories of her variety show.
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Sunday, 1/13 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET.The conclusion of Ken Burns' profile of the renowned boxer (1878-1946) charts Johnson's
"fall." But as it opens he's undisputed heavyweight champ, having
easily defeated Jim Jeffries on July 4, 1910. The victory sparked race
American Experience: The Abolitionists Tuesday, 1/15 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Part Two of Three: 1838-1854 - Frederick Douglass escapes slavery, joins William Lloyd Garrison in the
abolitionist movement, writes his autobiography and flees to England to
avoid being captured by his former owner; and Harriet Beecher Stowe
publishes "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Leadership & Public Affairs
Something Ventured: Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists Sunday, 1/13 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET. The venture capitalists who backed the visionary entrepreneurs
responsible for such companies as Apple, Atari, Cisco, Genentech, Intel
and Tandem share their stories.
Frontline Tuesday, 1/15 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Inside Obama's Presidency - An examination of President Barack Obama's first term, including his
battles with Republicans over health-care reform and the economy; and
his expansion of the targeted killings of enemies.
Environment & Energy
Attenborough's Life of Mammals Sunday, 1/13 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET. An examination of mammals includes their diversity, adaptability, social behavior and geographic distribution. Hosted by David Attenborough.
Life on Fire Wednesday, 1/16 from 10:30 - 11:30 p.m. ET. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, Life on Fire series offers a close up look at volcanoes. The Surprise Salmon - How a species of salmon survived some 2000 years ago after a volcanic eruption poisoned their river home in what's now Alaska.
Health & Wellness
Digital Doctors Sunday, 1/13 from 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET. The
Future of Healthcare explores how doctors can virtually be present at your
workplace, home, and even a shopping mall. See how technology is putting
doctors and patients face to face through thousands of miles apart.
Good Meat Monday, 1/14 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. A report on diabetes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota
focuses on an overweight Oglala Sioux man who sets out to lose weight
and regain his health through exercise and a traditional Native American
diet that emphasizes buffalo meat
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).
New Fly Fisher Sunday, 1/13 from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. ET. An instructional guide to fly fishing that features video clips and
computer graphics to demonstrate helpful techniques to anglers.