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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!
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
Rose Theatre Company presents a world premiere comedy: THE MEANING OF ALMOST
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.
The story 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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Rosa Parks’ 100th / National
Day of Courage: February 4th
On Monday, Rosa Parks would have been 100 years old.
The Henry Ford in Dearborn – home of the Rosa
Parks Bus – will mark the occasion by celebrating Rosa Parks' 100th birthday as
a National Day of
Courage - Monday, February 4, 2013.
at 9:30 a.m., The Henry Ford is offering a program of nationally-recognized
speakers, music, and special discussions to help demonstrate how the actions of
one individual can create broad social change.
honored to be chosen by The Henry Ford as the media source for the public,
airing the day’s events on DPTV's Channel
56.2 for over-the-air viewers, Channel 287 on Comcast,
Channel 155 on Brighthouse and Channel 432 on Charter all day as well as
streaming it live at www.dayofcourage.org.
DPTV Big Buck Night
Public TV in association with Safari Club International Novi Chapter will
present “Big Buck Night 2013,” featuring interviews with local hunters and conservationists airing TONIGHT, January 31, at 8 pm ET.
program will include an awards segment for the highest scoring buck in each
category – Rifle, Muzzleloader, Pistol, Crossbow, Bow, Women’s, Youth, High
Fence/Enclosure, and Out of State.
evening will feature a sponsor challenge grant from George F. Riley matching
viewer donations up to $10,000, in support of outdoor programming on DPTV.
miss this exciting live television event.
Vice President of Individual Giving
Downton Abbey Sunday, 2/3 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Repeated 10 - 11 pm. Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are
not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew
and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble.
American Experience Tuesday, 2/5 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. Silicon Valley - Recalling Robert Noyce (1927-90), the leader of the "traitorous eight"
who left Shockley Semiconductor Company in 1957 to form Fairchild
Semiconductor, a company that became a pivotal player in the technology
Sesame Street Live 2013
Join us for another year of Sesame Street Live! It is your LAST CHANCE to get tickets for the DPTV Benefit Performance tomorrow night, Feb. 1!
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
& The Rolling Stones Live Saturday, 2/2 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. From November 22, 1981 restored from original footage -
Relive an amazing night of blues with legendary bluesman Muddy Waters and the
World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show Saturday, 2/2 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight 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 donate to see Brit Floyd live at
the Detroit Music Hall, Saturday,
March 9, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $50
Tickets - $100
Britain's Royal Weddings Sunday, 2/3 from 7:00 - 8:00, 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the
Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of
people who were there. How traditions began, how
weddings change to reflect the changing times, and what it is like to be part
of staging an event that is watched by millions.
Pioneers of TV Tuesday, 2/5 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Miniseries - The Season 3 finale focuses on miniseries, including "Roots," "Rich Man,
Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds." "Roots" is remembered by LeVar Burton,
Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, John Amos, Georg Stanford
Brown and Ed Asner.
Leadership & Public Affairs
Motorweek Sunday, 2/3 from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. ET. All
about cars: road tests, tips for motorists and advice for potential buyers. Detroit Auto Show highlights include the 2013 North American
International Auto Show, the 2013 Ford Fusion and a look at shocks and struts.
Independent Lens Monday, 2/4 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. As Goes Janesville - Chronicling three years in the lives of the residents of Janesville,
Wis., following the 2008 closing of a century-old GM plant. For laid-off
workers, that means seeking new employment in a decidedly difficult
Changing Gears: End of An Era Monday, 2/4 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. Changing Gears is a documentary film about the changes
in the manufacturing industry and its effects throughout the Midwest. The film examines the continuing decline of industry
in and around Muncie, Indiana.
Environment & Energy
Attenborough's Life Stories Wednesday, 2/6 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Our Fragile Planet - Conclusion. David Attenborough reflects on the impact of humans on the
natural world during his lifetime, which includes diminishing numbers of
rain forests and coral reefs; and increasing numbers of endangered
Nova Wednesday, 2/6 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Building Pharaoh's Chariot - Experts build and test two replicas of ancient Egyptian chariots to
learn whether, as some historians claim, the chariot revolutionized
warfare and enabled Egypt's greatest era of conquest, the New Kingdom.
Our Polish Story
Sunday, 2/3 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. This local documentary from filmmaker Keith Famie tracks Polish
Americans through the most tragic moments in their cultural history and revels
in their greatest triumphs. Tells the true Detroit story -
the struggles and jubilations experienced by some of our most influential
Health & Wellness
Super Brain with
Dr. Rudy Tanzi Sunday, 2/3 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Harvard neuroscientist Rudy Tanzi explains how to
harness the brain's hidden potential and retain mental acuity as one ages. He's
introduced by Dr. Deepak Chopra.
OurHealth Urban Tuesday, 2/5 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. 2.01: Diabetes - The
program covers the most prevalent health conditions and lifestyle issues
affecting the health of urban populations, making it a relevant and vital
health information resource.
How-To & Travel
Sara's Weeknight Meals Saturday, 2/2 from 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET. Healthy meal suggestions from chef-cookbook author Sara Moulton. Winter Comfort Food - The Season 3 premiere explains how winter vegetables are grown. Also: making root vegetable latkes with smoked fish chowder.
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).
Big Game Snack Attack Saturday, 2/2 All Day. With
Superbowl Sunday just one day away, you'd better plan a giant "snack
attack" for your fellow sports fans. Whether your favorite snack food is
pizza, burger, chicken wings or dessert, Steven Raichlen, John Shields
and Katie Brown will provide inspiration for a fun-filled afternoon
with friends and family. We may not know who will win the big game, but
we do know that your menu will be filled with tasty treats!