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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 Public TV.

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Save the Bomber Plant Update

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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). 

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.

More about the campaign...

Purple Rose Theatre Company presents a world premiere comedy, MILES & ELLIE, by Don Zolidis


Showing at The Purple Rose Theatre Company June 20 – August 31, 2013.

For tickets and information, call 734-433-7673 or visit




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Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home airs Monday, August 5, at 10 p.m. ET  

Peaceable-Kingdom-2.jpgFive 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. 

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Featured Programming

MiWeekMiWeek 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 MichiganUnder 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-LOGO.jpgDetroit 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.jpg 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!

Volunteers.jpgThe Summer Membership Drive starts soon! It's August 9 - 23. Sign up for an in-studio volunteer shift here.



Arts & Culture

Creating-Cranbrook.jpgCreating 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 "The 39 Steps" 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.

Daniel-O'Donnell-From-the-Heartland.jpg 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  |  Pair of Tickets

Saturday Night Concert Series

Il-Volo-We-Are-Love.jpgIl Volo: We Are Love Saturday, 8/3 from 9:00 - 10:30 p.m. ET.Produced 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. 

ticket graphicYou can see Il Volo live at Fox Theatre, Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Single Tickets - $125
Pair of Tickets - $250

Doobie-Brothers.jpg The Doobie 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.

ticket graphicYou can see The Doobie Brothers live at DTE Energy Music Theatre, Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Single Tickets - $75
Pair of Tickets - $150


Emperor-Hirohito.jpg 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 the war.

The SpartansSpartans 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 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.

American Black Journal American Black 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.

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