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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 Three: Charting a New Course focuses on the workplace, where women have crashed through the glass ceiling. To sign up for the next session, go here:

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Our Detroit Symphony Orchestra webcasts continue on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts Rite of Spring Centennial. Watch it 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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Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Detroit in June and DPTV has your tickets!


Antiques Roadshow is coming to the Cobo Center in Detroit on June 1st as part of the 2013 summer tour! Roadshow will be filming its 18th season and you could be a part of it!

Many of you have already applied for tickets online at the Antiques Roadshow page. You can enter the random drawing to win free tickets up until April 8th. However, DPTV is now giving you the opportunity to GUARANTEE tickets to the taping.

Pledge $500 for a pair of General Admission tickets to the June 1st Antiques Roadshow taping at the Cobo Center with the option to bring up to two items for appraisal. Pledge $1,000 and you can receive 2 General Admission tickets to the taping, plus admission to our Pre-Glow Reception on May 30th with the opportunity to meet host Mark Walberg. Numbers are limited, so act fast.

Also be sure to tune in on Monday, 3/18 at 8pm for a special episode of Antiques Roadshow as we discuss this great offer.

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Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Return for 3 Nights in Studio

Bank-of-America-Challenge-1.jpgJoin with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch and call in your donation, as their historic 3-night sponsorship of the DPTV pledge drive continues tonight and Saturday night. It’s the perfect time for you to make your gift to DPTV and show them your appreciation for their support...with your support of the programming you love on Detroit Public TV.

Ryan Laurie
Ryan Laurie
Vice President of Individual Giving

Featured Programming


The Divinas: Live at Chambord Castle Friday, 3/15 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Celtic Woman's Méav is joined by Israeli singer Rita and New Zealand classical-crossover artist Yulia in this 2012 performance from Chateau de Chambord, France. Included: "Those Were the Days"; "Shenandoah"; and "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face."

You can see The Divinas live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

ticket graphicSingle Tickets - $100
Pair of Tickets - $200
Single Meet & Greet Tickets - $250
Pair of Meet & Greet Tickets - $500

Rhythm-of-the-Dance.jpgRhythm of the Dance Sunday, 3/17 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. ET. A music and dance extravaganza, combining  incredible dancing, charming tenors and scenic Ireland, performed by the National Dance Company of Ireland that celebrates Irish tradition and heritage.

Rolling-Stones-Ya-Yas.jpgThe Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! Wednesday, 3/20 from 10:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Footage from the Rolling Stones' first concerts at Madison Square Garden on November 27 and 28, 1969, features performances of "Prodigal Son," "You Gotta Move," "Under My Thumb," and "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

Arts & Culture

The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special

The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special Thursday, 3/14 from 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. ET. Mary Tyler Moore hosts this look at comedy greats who appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including Jack Benny, Victor Borge, George Carlin, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Jack Paar, Richard Pryor, Red Skelton and Flip Wilson.

Albert_King_with_Stevie_RayAlbert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session Friday, 3/15 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The legendary live jam session by two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar – Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Hootenanny.jpgHootenanny Friday, 3/15 from 11:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ET. Performances from the 1963-'64 TV show "Hootenanny" are featured. Included: the New Christy Minstrels; Trini Lopez; Travelers 3, Judy Collins, Clara Ward Gospel Singers, Johnny Cash, Chad Mitchell Trio, Rooftop Singers, and Marion Williams & Stars of Faith.

Doors-68.jpgThe Doors Live: The Hollywood Bowl 1968 Saturday, 3/16 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET.  On July 5, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. Included in this performance are "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You", "Moonlight Drive" and "The End."

Irish RoversIrish Rovers: Home in Ireland Sunday, 3/17 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. ET. Filmed entirely on location in Northern Ireland, this program celebrates 45 years of the hits made famous by the rollicking Irish Rovers. The group takes to the small screen once again to share their love of music and their native land.

Leadership & Public Affairs


MiWeek Friday, 3/15 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. This week on MiWeek: Discussion of the City council's travels to Lansing to appeal Goveror Snyder's decision to appoint an emergency manager. AND, the verdicts were handed down in the federal corruption trial of Kwame Kilpatrick - can the city move forward?


Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue for 2013 Sunday, 3/17 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Retirement Rescue is a powerful call-to-action for American consumers concerned about their retirement.  Ed Slott defines the monumental fiscal problems facing Americans and provides a step-by-step solution to creating a plan of action.


Shift Happens! Live an Inspired Life With Dr. Robert Holden Tuesday, 3/19 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET. British psychologist Robert Holden offers advice on achieving happiness. Included: searching for happiness vs. following one's joy; the miracle of forgiveness; the importance of self-acceptance.

Health & Wellness


Dr Wayne Dyer: Wishes Fulfilled Thursday, 3/14 from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET. In his newest PBS special, Dr. Wayne Dyer outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living an extraordinary life, explaining how to create new thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.


Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy Tuesday, 3/19 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy is designed to address not only arthritis issues but all joints which have stiffened with age or become less mobile from injury or inactivity.   

Environment & Energy

Alone in the Wilderness

Alone in the Wilderness Thursday, 3/14 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Dick Proenneke retired at age 50 in 1967 and decided to build his own cabin on the shore of Twin Lakes, Alaska. Dick filmed his adventures, and Bob Swerer later turned the film into a simple, yet profound account of Dick's 30-year adventure in the wilderness.

How-To & Travel


Visions of Germany: Bavaria Tuesday, 3/19 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. An aerial tour of Germany showcasing the diversity of Germany's southeastern region including sights in Lindau, Mainau, Bodensee, Friedrichshafen, Augsburg and Rothenburg. Also: the Lech River.

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).

Growing a Greener WorldGrowing a Greener World Monday, 3/18 from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. ET. Winter Gardening (Harborside, ME) - The Season 3 premiere discusses how to grow vegetables throughout the year during a visit with Maine gardening expert Eliot Coleman.

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