In This Issue
Great Lakes Now Connect: Town Hall
Detroit Public Television and The Nature
Conservancy are teaming up again to bring you another Great Lakes Now
Town Hall Event with “Great
Lakes Now Connect: Investing in Nature.” Watch the live
webcast or broadcast on Channel 56.2, August 13, 2013, 10a.m. – 12noon on Detroit
If you are interested in attending this LIVE
Save the Bomber Plant Update
The group working to save an historic part of the Willow Run
Bomber Plant has received a 2-month reprieve from the Aug. 1 demolition
deadline as they work to preserve part of the plant as a new,
expanded home for the nearby Yankee Air Museum (YAM).
More about the campaign...
The Story of Willow Run airs
again on Wednesday,
Aug. 21, at 9 p.m. as part of our summer pledge drive, with YAM
members in the studio. Our thanks to George Riley for introducing our
organizations to each other.
Rose Theatre Company presents a world premiere comedy, MILES & ELLIE, by
Showing at The Purple Rose
Theatre Company June 20
– August 31, 2013.
For tickets and
information, call 734-433-7673 or visit PurpleRoseTheatre.org
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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home airs Monday, August 5, at 10 p.m. ET
Five farmers, a humane officer, an animal rescuer, a cow named Snickers
and other farm animals reveal the struggle of conscience experienced by several
people from traditional farming backgrounds who are now questioning the basic
assumptions of their inherited way of life in Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. This independent production from producer and
Kalamazoo native James LeVeck and director Jenny Stein airs Monday, August
5, at 10 p.m. on WTVS Detroit Public Television, Channel 56.
Vice President of Individual Giving
Friday, 8/2 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. Days away from the Detroit primary and one step closer to the next generation of city leaders, Miweek will look at the upcoming election. Plus, can the Medicaid deal get done in Lansing? And is the Governor winning since Detroit filed Chapter 9?
Under The Radar Michigan Saturday, 8/3 from 10:30 - 11:00
a.m., repeated Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Northville/DownRiver - A
little bit of Italy is showcased in Northville. A TV Diner that serves great
dinners is visited. Watch episodes On Demand.
Detroit Performs Tuesday, 8/6 from 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. ET. An artist explores the idea of identity in his work; an actress shares
her personal thoughts before going on stage; and the Knight Foundation
urges you to vote in the People's Choice Awards Challenge.
10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight Wednesday, 8/7 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. Medical journalist Michael Mosley investigates the best ways to lose
weight with help from musician Alex James, radio presenter Amy Lamé and
actor Debbie Chazen.
Volunteers needed for our phonebank!
The Summer Membership Drive starts soon! It's August 9 - 23.
Sign up for an in-studio volunteer shift here.
Arts & Culture
Creating Cranbrook Sunday, 8/4 from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET. In
the early 1900’s newspaper publisher and philanthropists George and Ellen
Scripps Booth began Cranbrook. Take a look at the architecture of the school and efforts to preserve the historic campus.
Masterpiece Classic Sunday, 8/4 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
ET. The 39 Steps - A
suspenseful adaptation of John Buchan's thriller "The 39 Steps," about
former intelligence officer Richard Hannay (Rupert Penry-Jones), who's
pursued by the police for a murder he didn't commit and German agents in
the weeks leading up to WWI.
DPTV has your opportunity
to see Daniel O'Donnell LIVE in concert! Public Television's favorite crooner, Daniel O'Donnell,
celebrates songs from the movies and more in his first ever PBS concert taping
at the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET. Single Tickets
Saturday Night Concert Series
Il Volo: We Are
Love Saturday, 8/3 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m.
by Detroit Public Television for national PBS distribution and filmed at The
Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Songs from their "We
Are Love" album are featured.
You can see Il Volo live at Fox Theatre, Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
Single Tickets -
Tickets - $250
Brothers: Farewell Tour 1982 Saturday, 8/3 from 10:30 p.m. - Midnight ET. The Michael McDonald and Patrick Simmons-led band are
joined by former members Tom Johnston, John Hartman, Tiran Porter and Michael
Hossack in this 1982 concert at the Greek Theatre.
You can see The Doobie Brothers live at DTE Energy Music
Theatre, Friday, August
30, 2013 at 7:30 PM.
Single Tickets -
Tickets - $150
Emperor Hirohito Thursday, 8/1 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET. A profile of Japan's Emperor Hirohito (1901-89), including his role in Japan's military ambitions during World War II and
why his war crimes trial never took place after
Spartans Sunday, 8/4 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET. In this three-part documentary, British historian Bettany Hughes traces
the rise and fall of ancient Greece's military utopia, "one of the most
radical and extreme civilizations that history has ever known."
Leadership & Public Affairs
Autoline Sunday, 8/4 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. ET. The interiors of automobiles are discussed with Chevrolet's
interior-design chief Crystal Windham, Han Hendricks of Johnson Controls
and OPTIS software designer Rick Comiskey.
Journal Sunday, 8/4 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.