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Holocaust Survivor Event and Film


Jewish Senior Life’s Program for Holocaust Survivors and Families (PHSF) presents Eli’s Story, a new film about survivor Eliezer Ayalon, Wed., April 24, 7 p.m. at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills as part of an evening honoring Detroit-area Holocaust survivors. 

As Eli’s ghetto in Poland began to be evacuated to the death camp in 1941, his mother sent him away so he’d survive.  As they separated, she gave him a cup of honey, a symbol of the sweet life of spreading hope she wanted him to live.

The film, by local filmmaker Allyson Rockwell and Dr. Shari Rogers, will air later this year on DPTV.  This theatrical premiere honors Detroit’s remaining survivors and the Grosfeld Mission Leaders for the missions of hope Eli inspired. 

More information on attending is at 248-592-5028 or email  

Michigan Theater: Not Just For Kids

The Michigan Theater Not Just For Kids series features original musicals based on beloved kids’ books. Don’t miss our season finale of Seussical on Sunday, April 28, at 1:30pm. For more information, visit

Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Detroit...Get your tickets NOW!

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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 the only place to get your tickets to the taping by going to our store here >

For more information about the taping >

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

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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The Bletchley Circle comes to Sunday nights starting 4/21 at 10pm

Bletchley-Circle-large.jpgThe Bletchley Circle follows Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean, ordinary women with extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment. Now, in 1952, the four have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, reunites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.

Make sure to tune in every Sunday from 7pm - Midnight for our night of British drama, including Death in Paradise at 7, Call the Midwife at 8, Mr. Selfridge at 9, Bletchley Circle at 10, and MI-5 at 11.

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Vice President of Individual Giving

Be A Money SMARTY Event

be a money smarty logo.jpgDetroit Public TV invites you to Be A Money Smarty! On Saturday, April 20th, DPTV will host a free seminar offering forty tips about annuities, retirement, credit, debt, scams and much more. There will be no sales pitches. This free event will be at Detroit Public Television in Wixom on Saturday, April 20th from 10 -11 am.

Do you want to be a member of the audience for "Be A Money Smarty"? RSVP with (248) 305-3705 or sign up online!

Featured Programming

Animal Thursdays continues:

Nova Science Now – What Are Animals Thinking? Thursday, 4/18 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET
Hint: It’s not all that different from what human beings are thinking.

Shelter-Me-Jane-Lynch.jpgShelter Me: Let's Go Home Thursday, 4/18 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The stories of shelter pets that went from rescued to rescuer. Included: rescue dogs; comforting dogs in hospitals.
Also watch for DPTV’s new one-minute Be Humane messages promoting humane perspectives & better treatment of animals.

Under the Radar MichiganUnder The Radar Michigan Saturday, 4/20 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m., repeated Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.; also Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. on 56.3 Create. Detroit - We're back in The Motor City for a popup beer garden that's bringing new life and laughter to a classic Detroit neighborhood.

Call-the-Midwife-small.jpgCall the Midwife Sunday, 4/21 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Episode 4 - Jenny and Sister Evangelina help with the birth of a baby with spina bifida.  Check out our blog, Modern Day Midwives, the local midwives have been doing an amazing job telling powerful and poignant stories about modern obstetrics in relation to the show.

Great-Lakes-Now.jpgApril 22nd is Earth Day! Visit the Great Lakes Now website to see a list of Earth Day 2013 events going on around Michigan. Help clean up your local lake shore, or stop in and visit one of the several Earth Day Festivals or Expos being held across the state.

Island-President.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 4/22 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The Island President - A chronicle of the first year in office of Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, who undertakes a campaign to raise awareness about the catastrophic consequences of global warming.

Saturday Night Concert Series

Celtic-Thunder-Mythology-2.jpgCeltic Thunder Mythology Saturday, 4/20 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin, all six Celtic Thunder principals feature prominently in haunting solo numbers to rousing ensembles and great original tracks.ticket graphic

You can donate to see Celtic Thunder live in concert in Detroit, New Brunswick, or Nova Scotia. Go here to get tickets.

The-Who-Live-in-75.jpgThe Who Live in Texas '75 Saturday, 4/20 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. Filmed at The Summit in Houston, Texas on November 20, 1975, the concert captures a typically incendiary live performance by The Who. The set includes "Pinball Wizard," "Behind Blue Eyes," "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again."

Arts & Culture

Anatomy-59.jpgAnatomy '59: the Making of a Classic Motion Picture Friday, 4/19 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET.  Behind the scenes of the filming of "Anatomy of a Murder," director Otto Preminger's 1959 courtroom drama set on Michigan's Upper Peninsula and filmed there as well.

Henry-Ford-Big-Band.jpgHenry Ford Big Band Sunday, 4/21 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. The Henry Ford Big Band from Henry Ford Community College has performed at major jazz festivals worldwide, and recently made a return engagement at Europe's oldest jazz festival, Jazz a' Juan. This was the 50th Anniversary of the Jazz a 'Juan Festival. 

Stephanie-Blythe-Meets-Kate-Smith.jpgLive from Lincoln Center Sunday, 4/21 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET. Celebration: Stephanie Blythe Meets Kate Smith - Mezzo-soprano opera singer Stephanie Blythe pays tribute to vocal legend Kate Smith, whose stirring songs helped comfort and galvanize our nation in wartime.

Mr.-Selfridge-Small.jpgMasterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge Sunday, 4/21 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Episode 4 - Spunky Agnes Towler returns to work; Harry and Rose face a moment of truth; a drunken Harry gets behind the wheel of a car; and a despondent Ellen turns to pills.


Orchestra-of-Exiles.jpgOrchestra of Exiles Sunday, 4/21 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET. Profiling Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who rescued a number of musicians from Nazi Germany and formed one of the world's greatest orchestras, the Palestine Philharmonic.

American Experience "Surviving the Dust Bowl"The Dust Bowl Tuesday, 4/23 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Encore broadcast of the documentary detailing the environmental catastrophe that destroyed the farmlands of the Great Plains and caused massive dust storms during the 1930s. Firsthand stories of survivors, photos and film footage chronicle the era.

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeekMiWeek Friday, 4/19 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 >

American Black JournalAmerican Black Journal Sunday, 4/21 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET.  Currently hosted by Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of the Detroit Free Press, The show features topics about arts and culture, and community issues such as politics, race, and religion.

Frontline-Retirement-Gamble.jpgFrontline Tuesday, 4/23 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The Retirement Gamble - An examination of retirement accounts. Included: the lack of uniformity in plans, which results in some workers paying much more than others; the cost of a seemingly small annual fee when spread out across a worker's lifetime; hidden fees.

Children & Education

Ariel-&-Zoey-&-Eli,-Too2.jpgAriel & Zoey & Eli Too Friday, 4/19 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. A boy and his twin sisters interview celebrity guests, perform skits and sing original songs. AZ&E spend time with PROJECT Trio who perform and share insights into their unique style of music.

Curious GeorgeCurious George Swings into Spring Monday, 4/22 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. ET. George has spring fever and wants Hundley to have it, too, but Hundley's too busy to enjoy the outdoors. Later, while looking for a lost Hundley in the country, George winds up in hot air balloon that drifts over the city.

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