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canflag.pngGreetings to you from finally seasonable Winnipeg!  I continue to be a DPTV contributor and happy viewer of your good programming.  The Sunday night line-up of "Death in Paradise", "Call the Midwife", "Mr Selfridge", "The Bletchley Circle" - and now back to "Poirot" in that spot - is my week's TV highlight. 


[Catch the finales of Death in Paradise, Call the Midwife, & Mr. Selfridge this Sunday starting at 7pm ET]

New PBS show to film in Detroit


Part detective story, part emotional journey, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW will combine history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans. This ground-breaking documentary series aims to reunite people from all walks of life with their past, present and future. Tell Your Story >

Help on the Homefront: Veterans Court and Mental Health airs May 26th at 2pm

This film, funded by the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan and the Knight Foundation, focuses on the mental health challenges of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The documentary also focuses on the work of Oakland County Judge Brian MacKenzie who provides veterans’ with assistance through his “Veterans Court.”




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Geoffrey Baer journeys across America to explore ten groundbreaking works of art and engineering in 10 Buildings that Changed America

Highland-Park-Ford-Plant.jpgAiring 5/16 at 9pm (repeated 5/19 at 4pm), this program tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels, including a state capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson, the original indoor shopping mall, the first airport of the Jet Age and a futuristic concert hall. You may not be familiar with all of these buildings, but they probably shaped the way you live, work, shop and play.

A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone: 100 Years of UMS Performances in Hill Auditorium airs with a simultaneous broadcast and webcast Sunday 5/19 at 5pm

Hill-Auditorium.jpgThe University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium has united a diverse community of music enthusiasts for 100 years. Through concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews, this documentary will provide historical context for UMS performances in Hill Auditorium while highlighting the evolving community function of the venue. Learn more and watch a preview >

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Antiques Roadshow in Detroit!

LAST CHANCE for Antiques Roadshow Pre-Glow with Mark Walberg & Leigh Keno!

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

This is your last chance to purchase Deluxe & VIP ticket packages to the Antiques Roadshow event.

Both packages include admission for two to the Pre-Glow party on Thursday, May 30 at the Detroit Historical Museum from 6:00-9:00 PM where you’ll meet Mark L. Walberg, Host of Antiques Roadshow; Marsha Bemko, Executive Producer; Leigh Keno and Wes Cowan, Celebrity Appraisers; as well as other select Antiques Roadshow appraisers. 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

Call-the-Midwife-small.jpgCall the Midwife Sunday, 5/19 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. In the Season 2 finale, Chummy and PC Noakes meet with new challenges as they settle back into life in Poplar. 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, 5/19 from 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET. In the Season 1 finale, the day that explorer Ernest Shackleton is slated to give a lecture at the store is marred by a tragedy. Later, a special guest enjoys an after-hours shopping excursion and Harry and Rose attend a scandalous play.

American-Masters-Mel-Brooks.jpgAmerican Masters Monday, 5/20 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET.   Mel Brooks: Make a Noise - Mel Brooks, the comic mastermind behind such classics as "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein," is profiled  through film clips and remarks from Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner and Joan Rivers.

Saturday Night Concert Series

Carole King & James TaylorCarole King & James Taylor Live at the Troubadour Saturday, 5/18 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET. Carole King and James Taylor perform at L.A.'s Troubadour nightclub in a 2007 concert. Included:  "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" and "Fire and Rain."

Doors-68.jpgThe Doors Live: The Hollywood Bowl 1968 Saturday, 5/18 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET.  On July 5, 1968, The Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. Included in this performance are "Light My Fire", "Hello, I Love You", "Moonlight Drive" and "The End."

Arts & Culture

Kings of FlintThe Kings of Flint Sunday, 5/19 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET. Profiling Dora and Jacky King, martial-arts instructors who also operate an urban farm on formerly abandoned land in long-depressed Flint, Mich., and teach young people the basics of sustainable agriculture.

Detropia.jpgDetropia Sunday, 5/19 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET.  This point-of-view film tells the dramatic story of Detroit and its residents who are refusing to abandon hope as they're on the brink of creating a radically new city for the postindustrial age.

Death-in-Paradise.jpgDeath in Paradise Sunday, 5/19 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET. In the Season 1 finale, Dwayne ends up embroiled in a murder investigation when a piece of incriminating evidence is found at the scene of the crime.

The-Ghost-Army.jpgThe Ghost Army Tuesday, 5/21 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET. The story of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, a top-secret World War II Army group in Europe that used rubber tanks, sound effects and illusions to trick and misdirect the enemy about the strength and location of American units.

Constitution-USA-2.jpgConstitution USA Tuesday, 5/21 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET.  Created Equal - An examination of the 14th Amendment and how it's being used in the fight for same-sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action and immigration reform.

Children & Education

Great-Start-Initiative-Doctor.jpgPromise of Michigan's Great Start Initiative Wednesday, 5/22 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Join veteran journalist Christy McDonald as she delves into this statewide initiative and learns its history and direction, highlighting Great Start communities’ work that is making a difference for children and their families. 

Ariel-&-Zoey-&-Eli,-Too2.jpgAriel & Zoey & Eli Too Friday, 5/17 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET.  The Ballad of Bernie - This episode takes on the issue of bullying head on and features a special song written for AZE2 by acclaimed Broadway composer Gary Adler. Features the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus.

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.

Leadership & Public Affairs

MiWeekMiWeek Friday, 5/17 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing decided not to run again for re-election - but may have plans to run for another political office! And, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr talks about the city's future, its finances and its fighting spirit. Miss an episode? Watch it now >

American Black JournalAmerican Black Journal Sunday, 5/19 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.

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