My wife and I have been contributing to Channel 56
for almost 40 years. We
do not have cable and we like the Create Channel and the 3 [digital] channel idea...
Viewers of Channel 56.3
CREATE have the opportunity to support this service of “How-To” shows
(crafting, cooking, home improvement, and travel) between Monday, 3/25 - Saturday, 3/30. If you are one of
the 200,000 people a week who are also enjoying CREATE, keep 56.3 on the air
and please call in to 1-800-859-9887 or click and pledge for CREATE! ]
...Whenever possible we watch Rick Steves and we were
lucky enough to see him in person at your station. One of my hobbies is
railroading and I appreciate railroad related shows when they appear.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Mitchell
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: Women, War and Peace - Highlights the stories of women in conflict zones all over the world. To sign up for the next session, go here: http://bit.ly/168Iywh
Purple Rose Theatre Company presents 33
VARIATIONS – An exploration of music, mystery and passion.
The Purple Rose Theatre Company is pleased
to continue their 2012 / 2013 Season with 33
Variations by Moisés Kaufman (The
Laramie Project). Learn More >
Showing at The Purple Rose Theatre Company March 28 – June 1, 2013.
For tickets and
information, call 734-433-7673 or visit PurpleRoseTheatre.org.
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Own’ challenges DPTV viewers: Double Your Dollars!
Newman’s Own Foundation challenges Detroit Public TV viewers to donate on-air
or online tonight or tomorrow night. The independent foundation created
by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman will match viewer
contributions up to $7,500 tonight (3/21) between 6 and 11 p.m. Friday, a
second challenge will match contributions made by people who sign up to be
Sustainers (automatic, ongoing monthly donors), up to $5,000.
Newman believed that the independent voice played a critical role in making our
world a better place,” said Robert Forrester, President of Newman’s Own
Foundation. “He was a strong supporter of public broadcasting, and we are proud
to maintain that support through our challenge grants at Detroit Public
Television.” Read more…
Days: A Year Inside an American High
School gives an unprecedented first-hand account of life inside
of the school reform movement
This series, airing over 2 nights (3/25 & 3/26 at 9pm), takes viewers on a uniquely intimate journey
through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in one
Washington, DC public high school. The series is framed by volatile national
and local politics aimed at reforming this most fundamental of public
institutions, but the lives at the center of "180 Days," most
especially those of the five students whose stories take the viewer from the
day 1 to day 180, seem at once deeply impacted by and yet profoundly separate
from the "Race to the Top."
Tuesday DPTV Focuses on Education:
- It All Adds Up Read more…
8pm - Tavis Smiley Reports - Education Under Arrest Read more…
Vice President of Individual Giving
Antiques Roadshow Saturday, 3/23 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. Antiques
Roadshow is coming to Detroit on
June 1st as part of the 2013 summer tour! DPTV is now giving you the opportunity to GUARANTEE tickets to
the taping by going to our store here >
Austin City Limits: Jack White Saturday, 3/23 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. After rising to the top of the garage rock revival with the White
Stripes, Detroit native Jack White has maintained his stature as one of the most
successful musicians, both critically and commercially, of the modern
era. Here he returns for his second appearance on Austin City Limits
with an unforgettable night of rock ‘n’ roll.
Call the Midwife Marathon Sunday, 3/24 from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. This
moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series tells
stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s.
Catch up on the first season in prep for the premiere of season 2 next Sunday, March 31st at 8pm.
Arts & Culture
Elvis Lives: The
25th Anniversary Concert Thursday, 3/21 from 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. ET. The show features some of Elvis' finest performances
from the big concert era of his career including the historic 1973 global
television special "Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii, via Satellite.
Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams Friday, 3/22 from 8:00 - 9:30 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
Chris Mann: A
Mann for All Seasons Friday, 3/22 from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Chris Mann (from 'The Voice') performs an
exciting and eclectic blend of songs, ranging from "Ave Maria" to
Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter," and Willie Nelson's
"Always On My Mind," to Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now."
You can see Chris Mann live at
the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets -
Tickets - $200
Single Meet & Greet Tickets - $250
Pair of Meet
& Greet Tickets - $500
Children & Education
Sid the Science Kid: The Movie Monday, 3/25 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET. Follows Sid and his friend Gabriela through their adventure in The Super Ultimate Science Museum as a robotic tour guide
malfunctions and Sid and Gabriela must save the Museum.
It All Adds Up Tuesday, 3/26 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Profiles the teachers and students of Wayne State
University's "Math Corps," a groundbreaking organization that
partners struggling middle and high-school students from Detroit's public
schools with collegians.
Tavis Smiley Reports: Education Under Arrest Tuesday, 3/26 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. A look at the link between the juvenile-justice system and dropout rate,
which critics contend is exasperated by the zero-tolerance approach to
discipline practiced by many schools.
Health & Wellness
Super Brain with
Dr. Rudy Tanzi Thursday, 3/21 from 2:00 - 3:30 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.
Drop 7 Foods,
Feel Better Fast! With JJ Virgin Friday, 3/22 from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET. Nutrition expert JJ Virgin
discusses the health ramifications of food intolerance. Included: seven foods
that people are often intolerant of and the health benefits of removing them
from one's diet.
Leadership & Public Affairs
MiWeek Friday, 3/22 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Christy McDonald, Nolan Finley and Stephen
Henderson join to provide context and perspective on the top news stories
affecting Metro Detroit, the State of Michigan and the Great Lakes region. Miss
an episode? Watch it now >
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).
3 Steps to
Incredible Health! With Dr. Joel Fuhrman Monday, 3/25 from 10:00 a.m. -
12:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Joel Fuhrman
shares his revolutionary program to prevent and reverse disease through
nutritional and natural methods. His plan is not about will power; it’s about knowledge.
The New Play
Piano in a Flash: 3 Steps to Piano Success Tuesday, 3/26 from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. ET. Piano-playing advice
for beginners from Scott Houston ("Piano Guy"). In The New Play Piano
in a Flash, he's made it even easier for beginners to get off the sidelines and
get into the game of happy, fulfilling music-making.