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Women's Wednesdays


To celebrate Women’s History month in March we are asking you to join us Wednesdays at noon as we showcase different stories that spotlight women.  Bring your lunch, eat in front of your computer, and join in our discussion online.

Next Wednesday: MAKERS: Women Who Make America Hour Two:  Changing the World looks at the 1970s and how relationships changed between women and men. To sign up for the next session, go here:

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Our Detroit Symphony Orchestra webcasts continue on Friday, March 8 at 10:45 a.m. ET. Watch it at Can’t get to a computer?  Listen to WRCJ 90.9 FM as Chris Felcyn hosts a live broadcast of the DSO’s “Classical Roots” concert. 

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

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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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Stones Night On DPTV

Rolling-Stones-Rock-n-Roll-Circus.jpgDetroit Public TV presents programming featuring The Rolling Stones on DPTV’s Saturday Night Concert series, March 9, from 8-11 p.m.  Veteran Detroit Radio personality Steve Kostan from 94.7 WCSX will join us in-studio to talk about the legendary British rock group during Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live, from 1981 and the Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Circus, from 1968.  The Rolling Stones event is part of DPTV’s annual March membership drive, encouraging viewers to support programs on DPTV.

Extraordinary high school vocalists from Southeast Michigan are featured in Detroit Performs: Tim Janis: Celebrate America 2013

Tim-Janis.jpgOn Thursday, March 7th at 9pm ET, join composer Tim Janis, his ensemble and over five hundred extraordinary high school vocalists from across the state of Michigan for his new special Detroit Performs: Celebrate America, a collection of inspirational American songs.

The Future of Education

future_of_education_-_end_graphic.jpgOn March 6, The Center for Michigan and Detroit Public TV hosted a televised town hall meeting to explore early childhood education and the future of education. Journalist Christy McDonald led two panel discussions with Michigan education experts. Watch it now >

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Featured Programming


Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story Friday, 3/8 from 10:00 - 11:30 p.m. ET. Aaron Neville highlights his "My True Story" album, which features covers of classic doo-wop songs, in this 2012 Brooklyn concert. Included: "Tears on My Pillow" and "This Magic Moment."


Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 Sunday, 3/10 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. A London concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the musical's West End opening. Performers include Alfie Boe (Jean Valjean), Nick Jonas (Marius), Norm Lewis (Javert), Matt Lucas (Thénardier) and Lea Salonga (Fantine).

Paul-Anka.jpgPaul Anka Live in Switzerland: The Avo Session Wednesday, 3/13 from 11:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ET. Accompanied by his big band, Paul Anka performs swing-style renditions of his hits, including "Diana," "You Are My Destiny" and "My Way."

Arts & Culture


Doo Wop Discoveries Friday, 3/8 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. ET. The doo-wop music of the late 1950s and early '60s is recalled with help from Smokey Robinson; Mike Stoller (of Lieber & Stoller); Mitch and Phil Margo of the Tokens; Aaron Neville; and Neil Sedaka.

Best-of-50s-Pop.jpgMagic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop Friday, 3/8 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Performers include Mel Carter, the Four Aces, the Chordettes, the Four Lads, Patti Page, Don Cherry and the Crew Cuts. Hosts: Pat Boone, Phyllis McGuire, Mary Lou Metzker, Patti Page and Debbie Reynolds.

LWELK.jpgLawrence Welk's Big Band Splash Saturday, 3/9 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Doc Severinsen hosts this collection of big band classics from the "Lawrence Welk Show," including his 1972 visit to the music showcase.

John-Denver-in-Japan.jpgJohn Denver: Rocky Mountain High Live in Japan Wednesday, 3/13 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. John Denver performs in Japan in this 1981 concert, which includes "Annie's Song," "Calypso," "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and "Thank God I'm a Country Boy."

How-To & Travel


Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes Tuesday, 3/12 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Go into the heat and heart of the Blenko glassworks to see how the beautiful, all-handmade, glassware is created. Each piece is unique and so are the artisans and members of the Blenko family who continue this proud, 100 year tradition.


Rick Steves' Europe Tuesday, 3/12 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. An exploration of European locales that explains where to stay and what sights to see. Florence: Heart of the Renaissance - In Florence, Italy, highlights Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise.

Health & Wellness


T'ai Chi Health & Happiness with David Dorian Ross Saturday, 3/9 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET. Respected T'ai Chi expert David-Dorian Ross walks the viewer through the basics of T'ai Chi with an engaging and detailed description of the specific health and wellness benefits of each part of the process.

Dr. Neal Barnard M.D.

Protect Your Memory With Dr. Neal Barnard Sunday, 3/10 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Alzheimer’s disease attacks half of us by age 85.  Five million Americans already have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is growing rapidly. Dr. Neal Barnard provides practical advice on how to protect memory.

The Amen Solution

Use Your Brain to Change Your Age with Dr. Daniel Amen Monday, 3/11 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. In this powerful special, clinical neuroscientist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen shares simple steps to boost your brain to help you live longer, look younger and dramatically decrease your risk for Alzheimer's disease.


Detroit Remembers When

Detroit Remember When Thursday, 3/7 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Historical Detroit is recalled via archival clips and footage from area families. Among the sites: Belle Isle; Black Bottom; Briggs Stadium; Edgewater Park; Jefferson Beach. This made-in-Detroit documentary captures the true spirit of this remarkable city.


Our Polish Story Tuesday, 3/12 from 8:00 - 9:30 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.

Leadership & Public Affairs


MiWeek Friday, 3/8 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. The story of Detroit's financial future continues to evolve. The city has until Monday to appeal Governor Snyder's determination that Detroit is in a financial emergency. Join the MiWeek team for an update on where things stand - just days before the Monday deadline.

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).

Quilting-Arts.jpgQuilting Arts Thursday, 3/7 from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. ET. The Season 9 premiere shows how to create a name-badge holder featuring an owl, transfer images to fabric and create a pillow from hand-dyed fabric with a sketched botanical motif.

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