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Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Detroit to kick off its 18th season on PBS!


Antiques Roadshow is coming to Detroit on June 1st as part of the 2013 summer tour! Visit the Roadshow tour page for more details and how to apply for tickets!

 Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Our DSO webcasts continue on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. ET. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Robert deMaine on cello in Elgar’s “Enigma”. Watch at! 

Masterpiece Classic Sweepstakes


Enter the 2013 MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes daily thru April 30, 2013, for a chance to win a trip for two adults from the US to Britain. The trip includes VIP tours of Highclere Castle (the setting of “Downton Abbey”), Kensington Palace, Selfridges & Co and more! Travel to Britain must be from Sept. 21-26, 2013. Enter at

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Nature presents a new three-part miniseries: Attenborough's Life Stories

David-Attenborough-Life-Stories.jpgIn honor of Sir David Attenborough's 60th anniversary on television, this three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: filmmaking, science and the environment. Airing over 3 Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ET starting Wednesday, 1/23, Sir David Attenborough revisits key places and events in his wildlife filmmaking career, reminisces through his old photos and reflects on memorable wildlife footage, including swimming with dolphins and catching a komodo dragon. Returning to his old haunts in Borneo, he recalls the challenges of filming on a seething pile of guano in a bat cave.

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Featured Programming

Under the Radar MichiganUnder The Radar Michigan Saturday, 1/19 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. UTR Restaurant Special -  In this special edition of UTR, we travel all over Michigan and take you to some of our favorite eateries from seasons 1 & 2. We hit Marquette, Muskegon, Wyandotte, Ferndale, Detroit and Ann Arbor for some of the best food you’ll find on planet earth. 

Downton-Abbey-Season-3.jpgDownton Abbey Sunday, 1/20 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Tom and the pregnant Sybil arrive at Downton after an incident in Ireland has left Tom a wanted man; Edith has a letter in support of women's suffrage published in a newspaper.

Beauty-is-Embarassing.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 1/21 from 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET. Beauty is Embarassing - A portrait of visual artist Wayne White, whose work is an indelible part of American pop culture due to his contributions to "Pee-wee's Playhouse" and such music videos as Peter Gabriel's "Big Time." Those early successes were followed by a fall, however.

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.

Arts & Culture

DCI-Banks-small.jpgDCI Banks Thursday, 1/17 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. A British police detective unravels mysteries in the Yorkshire countryside. Episode 2 of 7: Playing With Fire - Banks and Cabbot investigate an arson that destroyed two boats and left two dead.

Chris-Mann-small.jpgChris Mann: A Mann for All Seasons Saturday, 1/19 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. Chris Mann (from 'The Voice')  performs an exciting and eclectic blend of songs, ranging from "Ave Maria" to Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter," and Willie Nelson's "Always On My Mind," to Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now."


Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Saturday, 1/19 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Take a step back in time to the 60s British invasion with the Beatles tribute band Rain.  Rain is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience including a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s.

ticket graphicAnd don't forget to pledge to see Rain live at the Fox Theatre, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $100
Pair of Tickets - $200

L'Elisir-d'Amore.jpgGreat Performances at the Met Sunday, 1/20 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET. L'Elisir d'Amore - Season 7 opens with Gaetano Donizetti's comic opera "L'Elisir d'Amore," about a peasant (Matthew Polenzani) who wins the heart of a beautiful farm owner (Anna Netrebko) with the help of a love potion he purchased from a quack doctor (Ambrogio Maestri).

Leadership & Public Affairs

Untouchables.jpgFrontline Tuesday, 1/22 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The Untouchables - More than four years since the financial crisis, not one senior Wall Street executive has faced criminal prosecution for fraud. Frontline examines why. Are Wall Street executives “too big to jail”?

Nova-Rise-of-the-Drones.jpg Nova Wednesday, 1/23 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET.  Rise of the Drones - The technologies behind drone aircraft are investigated. The planes can be as large as a jumbo jet or as small as a bird; and can kill enemy combatants. Included: remarks from Abe Karem, who was instrumental in the development of the Predator aircraft.


The-Abolitionists.jpgAmerican Experience: The Abolitionists Tuesday, 1/22 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Part Three: 1854-Emancipation and Victory - Conclusion. John Brown's 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry, an attempt to spark a slave revolt, is recounted, as is the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln and what followed: the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation and adoption of the 13th Amendment.

Packard.jpgPackard - An American Classic Car Tuesday, 1/22 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. From its birthplace in Warren, Ohio in 1899 to its final days in Detroit, Michigan and South Bend, Indiana in the late '50s, this program chronicles the history of the Packard automobile through interviews with Packard owners, vintage film and Packard archive photographs.

Children & Education

Wild Kratts Wild Kratts: Lost at Sea Monday, 1/21 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET. The miniaturized Kratts are swept up in a current of plankton and become part of a crowd of fish larva that's headed to a coral reef; and later try to decipher the secret language of dolphins.

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).

Art-of-Food.jpgArt of Food with Wendy Brodie Sunday, 1/20 from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. ET. Celebrated California chef Wendy Brodie creates lively, enticing recipes in each episode of Art of Food With Wendy Brodie.

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