Get Ready for Big Buck Night, January 31st
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
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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,
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Downton 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.
Independent 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
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
DCI 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.
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.
Bee Gees: One Night Only Saturday, 1/26 from 10:30 p.m. -
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."
An 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 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 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
Attenborough'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 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' 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
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).
Smart 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.