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Get Ready for Big Buck Night, January 31st


Detroit Public TV in association with Safari Club International Novi Chapter will present “Big Buck Night 2013,” a celebration of Michigan’s deer harvest featuring interviews with local hunters and conservationists. Tune in next Thursday at 8!

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!

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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Tune in on Tuesday, 1/29 at 9pm ET as American Experience profiles Henry Ford


An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.

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Featured Programming

Downton-Abbey-Season-3.jpgDownton Abbey Sunday, 1/27 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Anna uncovers evidence that could clear John. Meanwhile, Edith is asked to pen a newspaper column; Isobel offers Ethel a position in her household; Matthew questions the management of the estate; and Sybil goes into labor.

The-Revisionaries.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 1/28 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The Revisionaries - Examining the debate over textbook standards as it plays out among members of the Texas State Board of Education, whose decisions on what and what not to include in textbooks wield major influence on publishers.

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, 1/24 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. A British police detective unravels mysteries in the Yorkshire countryside. Episode 3 of 7: Friend of the Devil - Banks and Cabbot handle separate murder investigations. Upon comparing notes, however, they realize the two cases share disturbing similarities.

Oscar HammersteinOscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams Friday, 1/26 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. A profile of lyricist-librettist Oscar Hammerstein II, whose work includes "Show Boat," "Carousel" and "South Pacific." Included: remarks from Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, Mitzi Gaynor and Hammerstein family members.

The Bee Gees: One Night Only

Bee Gees: One Night Only Saturday, 1/26 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET.  A 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."

Evening-with-Smokey-Robinson.jpgAn Evening with Smokey Robinson Sunday, 1/27 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. Gwen Ifill interviews Motown legend Smokey Robinson about his life and career. Also: performances of his classic songs by Teena Marie, Howard Hewett and Musiq Soulchild at Northwestern University Law School's Thorne Auditorium in Chicago.

Pioneers-of-TV-Superheroes.jpgPioneers of TV Tuesday, 1/29 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Superheroes - Remembering the superhero TV shows of bygone eras, including "Superman" (1950s); "Batman" (1960s); "Wonder Woman" and "The Incredible Hulk" (1970s). Included: remarks from Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar.


Nova-Lindbergh's-Baby.jpg Nova Wednesday, 1/30 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET.  Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby? - The 1932 kidnapping and killing of Charles Lindbergh's 20-month-old son is revisited. Investigators employ forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to learn what happened to the baby—and why.

Environment & Energy

David-Attenborough.jpgAttenborough's Life Stories Wednesday, 1/30 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Understanding the Natural World - Part 2 of 3. David Attenborough recalls the scientists and the breakthroughs that helped shape his career. Included: Austrian scientist Konrad Lorenz, who deduced that goslings would think he was their mother if he was the first thing they saw.

Children & Education

Schools-that-Change-Communities.jpg Schools That Change Communities Monday, 1/28 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. A look at public schools in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota and Oregon that use their surrounding communities as living classrooms in an attempt to ingrain civic responsibility and pride in students.

How-To & Travel

Rick-Steves-Florence.jpgRick Steves' Europe Monday, 1/28 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. An exploration of European locales that explains where to stay and what sights to see. Florence: Heart of the Renaissance - Part 1 of 2 in Florence, Italy, highlights Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise.

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).

Smart-Travels-Rudy-Maxa.jpgSmart Travels - Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa Saturday, 1/26 from 9:30 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Oahu and Kauai - A trip to Honolulu includes a visit to the Bishop Museum to explore Hawaii's Polynesian roots; and a stop at Pearl Harbor. Also: hiking in Kauai; and a visit to Allerton Gardens.

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