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Can the Motor City rise again? Watch Detropia on Tuesday, May 14 at 9pm ET for a snapshot of a city in transition

Detropia.jpgWith its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city fighting against dissolution. The film shows soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers striving to make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future. Watch a preview >

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gln-connect-med.jpgGreat Lakes Now is hosting a Town Hall Event on the topic of beaches on May 14 at the DPTV studios. Be a part of a live broadcast audience and learn how you can find out what beaches are safe for your summertime fun!

If you are interested in attending this LIVE broadcast, go here >

Or watch the live webcast or broadcast on Channel 56.2, May 14, 2013, 10a.m. – 12noon on Detroit Public TV.

Antiques Roadshow in Detroit!

Antiques Roadshow is Coming to Detroit and Tickets are Going Fast!

1. Antiques Roadshow in Detroit, Pair of Tickets & BehinAntiques 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.

Featured Programming

Hollies.jpgThe Hollies: Look Through Any Window 1963 - 1975 Saturday, 5/11 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. The history of the Hollies told through newly filmed interviews with band members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks and Bobby Elliott and fantastic vintage footage of the Hollies performing their classic tracks in full.

Constitution-USA-2.jpgConstitution USA Tuesday, 5/14 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET.  It's a Free Country - The freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights are examined through several high-profile stories, including that of a father of a fallen soldier who sued Westboro Baptist Church members for protesting his son's funeral.

Invisible-War.jpgIndependent Lens Monday, 5/13 from 10:30 p.m.  - Midnight ET. Invisible War - The acclaimed "Invisible War" examines the disturbing prevalence of rape within the U.S. military, paying particular attention to what many view as institutional corruption that ignores the problem.

Saturday Night Concert Series

Albert_King_with_Stevie_RayAlbert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session Saturday, 5/11 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight 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.

Arts & Culture

Pacific-Heartbeat.jpgPacific Heartbeat Sunday, 5/12 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET.  Let's Play Music! Slack Key With Cyril Pahinui and Friends - Slack-key guitarist Cyril Pahinui performs with some of the best musicians in Hawaii, including Roland Cazimero.

Elderly-Instruments.jpgElderly Instruments: All Things String Sunday, 5/12 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET. A look at an established music store in Lansing, Mich., that is staffed by a colorful collection of experienced and knowledgeable musicians.

Jake-Shimabukuro.jpgJake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings Sunday, 5/12 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. A profile of Honolulu-born ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro. The documentary charts how his approach to ukulele has evolved through the years; and accompanies him on tour.

Call-the-Midwife-small.jpgCall the Midwife Sunday, 5/12 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Cynthia helps a woman who's being bullied by her husband while Jenny cares for a black mother-to-be who's a victim of racial prejudice. Check out our blog, Modern Day Midwives, where local midwives have been doing an amazing job telling powerful and poignant stories about modern obstetrics in relation to the show.

Mr.-Selfridge-Small.jpgMasterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge Sunday, 5/12 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Episode 7 - Harry faces fierce competition from F.W. Woolworth, who's brought his U.S.-based discount chain to England. In other events, the relationship between Agnes and Henri heats up.

Environment, Energy, & Science

Nature-Great-Zebra-Exodus.jpgNature Wednesday, 5/15 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. Great Zebra Exodus - The annual migration of zebras across Botswana's Makgadikgadi Pans is seen through the eyes of a single zebra family: a stallion, his three mares and their offspring.

Secrets-of-the-Dead-Caveman-Cold-Case.jpgSecrets of the Dead Wednesday, 5/15 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Cavemen Cold Case - The discovery of a tomb of 49,000-year-old Neanderthal bones in a remote region of northern Spain leads to an attempt to learn why this particular Neanderthal group died.

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeekMiWeek Friday, 5/10 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. This week on MiWeek: An in-depth look at The Education Achievement Authority, the controversial new district created to help the state's poorest performing schools. Miss an episode? Watch it now >

American Black JournalAmerican Black Journal Sunday, 5/12 from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET.  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-Never-Forget-to-Lie.jpgFrontline (Programming Note: Premiere postponed from an earlier date) Tuesday, 5/14 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. Never Forget to Lie -  Filmmaker Marian Marzynski attends a Warsaw meeting of fellow Holocaust survivors, where he and others recall the horrors they endured as children.

Children & Education

Ariel-&-Zoey-&-Eli,-Too2.jpgAriel & Zoey & Eli Too Friday, 5/10 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET. Eli interviews legendary football coach Lloyd Carr who shares insights into dealing with bullies, the importance of education and assisting those in need.

Join us for another year of Kids Club Live!

barneycrowd.pngBarney sings LIVE on the DPTV Kids Club stage! Event features PBS themed hands-on activities...ALL SEATS JUST $10. Children 12 months and younger free! Two days to choose from: June 25 & 26, 2012 at the Royal Oak Farmer's Market.

Go here for ticket information, and don't forget to join Kids Club for special offers on all DPTV events.

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