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Bletchley Circle, Mr. Selfridge and Call the Midwife have me constantly tuned
to WTVS this week.
[Keep tuning in to British Drama Night starting at 7pm every Sunday]
Just in time for the summer season, Detroit Public
Television and The Nature Conservancy are teaming up again to bring you another
Great Lakes Now Town Hall Event, this time on Beaches. The broadcast will include topics on safety, health, water levels, and more. Watch the live webcast or broadcast on Channel 56.2, May 14, 2013, 10a.m. – 12noon on Detroit Public TV.
If you are interested in attending this LIVE broadcast, go here >
Our DSO webcasts continue on Saturday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m.
ET. John Storgårds conducts Holst’s
“The Planets” featuring the Women of the MSU Chorale. Watch at dptv.org!
Purple Rose Theatre Company presents 33
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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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
Does the Constitution have what it takes to keep up with modern America? Starting May 7th, find out in the new 4-part series, Constitution USA
Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!,
cross country on a customized red, white and blue Harley-Davidson, to
find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, and how it unites
us as a nation. Sagal visits dozens of cities and small towns across
America, introducing viewers to some of today’s major constitutional
debates—free speech in the digital age, same-sex marriage, voting
rights, separation of church and state, presidential power in the
post-9/11 world, to name just a few—and the fascinating stories of the
people they affect every day.
In 'Episode 1: A More Perfect Union' premiering 5/7 at 9pm ET, Peter explores the
Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand
Watch a preview >
Vice President of Individual Giving
Antiques Roadshow in Detroit!
Roadshow is Coming to Detroit and Tickets are Going Fast!
Roadshow is coming to the Cobo Center in Detroit on
June 1st as part of the 2013 summer tour! Our ticket supply is running low so don't miss your chance to get up to 2 items appraised! DPTV is now your only place to get tickets. Go to our store here >
For more information about the taping >
And don't forget to watch Antiques Roadshow Mondays at 8pm ET.
Under The Radar Michigan
Saturday, 5/4 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. Escanaba Adventure - This special episode heads north for our "Escanaba In The Sunlight" adventure. After
finally crossing the mighty Mackinac, we make our way west to Escanaba for an
experience you won't soon forget.
The Bletchley Circle Sunday, 5/5 from 10:00 - 11:00
p.m. ET. In the Season 1 finale, the killer becomes obsessed with Susan and
plants a series of false clues in order to lead her into a trap. See where the killer’s obsession with Susan — and her determination to find him — leads.
Independent Lens Monday, 5/6 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Seeking Asian Female - Two strangers, an aging white man and a young Chinese woman, pursue a
marriage brokered by the Internet. They get more than they bargained for
when she moves to America to be his bride in this quirky, appealing
TED Talks Education Tuesday, 5/7 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders
and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill
Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others.
Hosted by John Legend.
Saturday Night Concert Series
Jesse Cook in
Concert Saturday, 5/4 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. Jesse Cook Live In Concert was recorded live in
concert at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario May 2012; platinum-selling
guitar sensation Jesse Cook takes viewers on a musical journey of discovery
with his blend of rumba, flamenco, and salsa guitar.
You can see Jesse Cook
live at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Friday,
May 17, 2013 at 8:00 PM.
Single Tickets - $50
Tickets - $100
& Greet Tickets - $125
Pair of Meet
& Greet Tickets - $250
Rock and Roll Circus Saturday, 5/4 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. A 1968 film conceived by the Rolling Stones, which
also features the Who, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Yoko Ono,
Marianne Faithfull, Jethro Tull, as well as actual circus performers.
Arts & Culture
Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words Sunday, 5/5 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET. A profile of Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American movie
star. Wong began her career during the silent era and eventually worked
alongside Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn and Douglas Fairbanks, among
Great Performances Sunday, 5/5 from 5:00 - 6:00
p.m. ET. Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris - Paul Taylor is the last living member of the pantheon
that created America's indigenous art of modern dance. The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at the Théâtre National de
Chaillot in Paris.
Call the Midwife Sunday, 5/5 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Episode 6 - Jenny tries to reunite a man dying of tuberculosis with his only surviving
child, whom he hasn't seen in years. 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.
Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge Sunday, 5/5 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Episode 6 - Arthur Conan Doyle convinces Harry to allow a séance to be held at the
store. In other events, Agnes transfers to the fashion department and
develops a closer relationship with Henri.
Environment, Energy, & Science
Nature Wednesday, 5/8 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. The Private Life of Deer - While other species may be negatively impacted by human development, it
is just the opposite for the whitetail deer. A look at how wild deer
adapt to living in suburban environments.
Secrets of the Dead Wednesday, 5/8 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Death on the Railroad - An investigation into the 1832 deaths of 57 Irish laborers who were
laying railroad tracks in Pennsylvania. Cholera was blamed at the time,
but modern forensic science sheds light on what really happened.
Health & Safety
Make Me Stay Awake Longer Thursday, 5/2 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. The necessity of sleep is examined. Included: consciousness researcher
Tony Wright, who can go 12 days without sleep; sleep-endurance
competitions; a Canadian man who works 20-hour days.
One Step Ahead Sunday, 5/5 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Leading a successful life, revolving around family and
academics, U of M professor Bob Schoeni, unexpectedly has to adjust to an ALS
diagnosis. Shoeni and his family quickly found support from friends and
co-workers ready to defy the odds and to find a cure for ALS.
Children & Education
Ariel & Zoey & Eli Too Friday, 5/3 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. This special episode features a
performance by students of and interviews with faculty at the University of
Michigan School of Musical Theatre. A song about dealing with loss,
"In Your Heart" was written for AZE2 by acclaimed Broadway composer
Arthur Weekdays from 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET.
Five NEW episodes starting 5/6 including an anti-bullying theme. The
Tough Customers decide to stop bullying, but doing so may not be easy
for Molly; Brain starts a chess club at school.
Leadership & Public Affairs
MiWeek Friday, 5/3 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 Journal Sunday, 5/5 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.