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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
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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Greetings from Detroit Public TV.
Geoffrey Baer journeys across America to explore ten
groundbreaking works of art and engineering in 10 Buildings that Changed America
Airing 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
The 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 >
Vice President of Individual Giving
Antiques Roadshow in Detroit!
LAST CHANCE for Antiques Roadshow Pre-Glow with Mark
Walberg & Leigh Keno!
This is your last chance to purchase Deluxe &
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.
Call 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.
Masterpiece 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 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 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."
The 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
Arts & Culture
The 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 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
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 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 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
Children & Education
Promise 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 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
Join us for another year of Kids Club Live!
Barney 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
MiWeek 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 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.