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Antiques Roadshow is coming to the Cobo Center in 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 >

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And don't forget to watch Antiques Roadshow Mondays at 8pm ET.


Women's Wednesdays

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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: Join us on Wednesday April 3rd for an online screening and discussion of the season two Call the Midwife premiere with two Modern Day Midwives, Elizabeth Roeske and Andrea Stadnicar. To sign up for the next session, go here: http://bit.ly/168Iywh


Masterpiece Classic Sweepstakes

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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 http://www.pbs.org/sweepstakes


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The hit drama Call the Midwife returns with all new episodes with more births, babies and bicycling, plus blossoming romance.

Call-the-Midwife-Season-2.jpgThis moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s. Premiering Sunday, 3/31 at 8pm ET, season two opens with Jenny Lee's birthday. The next day she takes on a new patient who's involved in an abusive relationship. In other events, Trixie and Sister Evangelina board a Swedish cargo ship to care for the captain's daughter.

During season two, we'll continue our blog, Modern Day Midwives, with stories from local midwives from Wayne State University and University of Michigan, discussing how obstetrics have changed in relation to the 1950's era Call the Midwife.


Jeremy Piven stars as the upstart American who taught the English how to shop in Masterpiece Classic's new series Mr. Selfridge

Mr.-Selfridge-Big.jpgAt the unfashionable end of Oxford Street in 1909 London, an American retail tycoon arrives to jettison fusty British tradition and open the biggest and finest department store the world has ever seen: Selfridges. Three-time Emmy winner Jeremy Piven (in his first television appearance since his iconic role as Hollywood agent Ari Gold in Entourage) stars as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant entrepreneur and showman seeking to provide London's shoppers with the ultimate merchandise and the ultimate thrill.

A sumptuous new series created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House), the program will air on Masterpiece Classic Sundays, March 31 through May 19, 2013 at 9pm ET. Watch a preview >

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Featured Programming

Death-in-Paradise.jpgDeath in Paradise Sunday, 3/31 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Episode 1 - A London detective is transferred to the island of Sainte-Marie in the Caribbean, despite his hatred of sun, sand and sea. In the opener, inspector Richard Poole investigates the murder of a British policeman.

Kind-Hearted-Woman.jpgFrontline: Kind Hearted Woman Monday, 4/1 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. & Tuesday, 4/2 from 9:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. An Oglala Sioux woman strives to build a better life for herself while battling her ex-husband for custody of their two children, completing her college education and dealing with the repercussions of having been sexually abused as a child.

Michael-Mosley.jpgEat, Fast and Live Longer With Michael Mosley Wednesday, 4/3 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET.  Science writer Michael Mosley sets out to become healthier and lose weight without making many changes to his life. He learns about the benefits of fasting, which can reduce the risks of heart disease and cancers.

Arts & Culture

TThe-Tenors.jpghe Tenors: Lead With Your Heart Saturday, 3/30 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. The Tenors perform in Las Vegas. Included: "Vinceremo"; "Bring Him Home"; "Amazing Grace"; "Lead With Your Heart"; "Viento"; "Caruso"; ""World Stand Still"; "Forever Young"; "Anchor Me"; "No Puede Ser"; "Lullaby"; "Nessun Dorma."

ticket graphicYou can see The Tenors live at the Detroit Music Hall, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Single Tickets - $75
Pair of Tickets - $150

Bonamassa-Acoustic.jpgJoe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House Saturday, 3/30 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. The blues rock guitarist and singer performs an acoustic concert in the iconic Vienna Opera House in Vienna, Austria from July 3, 2012.

And don't forget you can choose to see Joe Bonamassa live on two different dates and locations:

Fox Theatre, Detroit, Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8:00 PM.

Single Tickets - $100
Pair of Tickets - $200

Budweiser Gardens, Ontario, Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:00 PM

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

Kristin-Chenoweth.jpgLive From Lincoln Center Sunday, 3/31 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET. Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway...All of 'Em!!! - Kristin Chenoweth performs American Songbook classics in this salute to Broadway's leading ladies and scene-stealing sidekicks.

Phillip-Roth.jpgAmerican Masters: Philip Roth: Unmasked Sunday, 3/31 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. ET. A profile of literary lion Philip Roth. He reflects on his upbringing in Newark, N.J., writing process and psychoanalysis, as well as the inspiration behind his most famous characters. 

Environment, Energy, & Science

Nature-What-Plants-Talk-About.jpgNature Wednesday, 4/3 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. What Plants Talk About - Ecologist J.C. Cahill leads this look at plants, which he contends are as busy and complex as humans. He explains how they "talk" to allies, eavesdrop on one another, call in insect mercenaries to protect them and nurture their young.

Nova-Ancient-Computer.jpgNova Wednesday, 4/3 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET.  Ancient Computer - Examining an ancient Greek astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor that is believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes. Follows the ingenious sleuthing that finally decoded the truth behind this amazing ancient computer.                           

Health & Wellness

Service-When-Women-Come-Home.jpgSERVICE: When Women Come Marching Home Monday, 4/1 from 11:00 p.m. - Midnight ET. A look at female military veterans as they struggle with PTSD, sexual assault and inadequate medical care. SERVICE reveals the raw truths of our women warriors fighting in the battlefield called "home."

History

Jews-and-Baseball-2.jpgJews and Baseball: An American Love Story Sunday, 3/31 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET. Dustin Hoffman narrates this documentary about the connection between Jewish-Americans and baseball, featuring players, executives and fans, including Yogi Berra, Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, and Shawn Green.

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeek

MiWeek Friday, 3/29 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. This week: At the end of week one with Detroit’s Emergency Financial Manager at the helm, we look at some of his early decisions. AND, there’s a new name in the race for Mayor of Detroit. Miss an episode? Watch it now >

American Black JournalAmerican Black Journal Sunday, 3/31 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET. The city of Detroit takes a unified approach to reducing violent crime. We'll talk with the U.S. Attorney & Detroit police chief about the strategies being used in this unprecedented initiative.

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).

Sewing-with-Nancy.jpgSewing with Nancy: 30th Anniversary Friday, 3/29 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET.  The 30th anniversary of Sewing With Nancy is celebrated. Included: the show's origin and development; highlights; interviews with popular guests; and bloopers.

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