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Smokey Robinson Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

PBS pays tribute to the legendary Motown songwriter and singer

Friday 2/10 at 9pm ET, enjoy an all-star tribute to Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, with performances by Robinson, plus many more. Watch preview >
Detroit Performs

Detroit Performs Tuesday, 2/7 at 7:30pm. World Champion ice carver, Tajana Raukar, heads into her freezer to create beautiful sculptures at Ice Dreams. Watch preview >

SphinxConnect 2017

SphinxConnect 2017 from 2/9-2/12. Watch SphinxConnect streamed live this weekend starting Thursday at 7pm and ending Sunday at 2pm with the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition Concert. Learn more >


AWP Conference and Bookfair 2017 from 2/10-2/11. For two book-filled days, PBS Book View Now will bring you live stream coverage and an inside look at the AWP Bookfair. Watch live >

This Week's Highlights

American Experience Tuesday, 2/7 at 9pm. Oklahoma City - Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement that led to the bombing that killed 168 people. Watch preview >

Independent-Lens Birth of a Movement

Independent Lens Tuesday, 2/7 at 11pm. Birth of a Movement - Learn how Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation sparked a dialogue on racism that continues today. Watch preview >

Spy in the Wild

Spy in the Wild Wednesday, 2/8 at 8pm. Intelligence - The native smarts of animals are detailed. Included: a gray squirrel steals Spy Nut; a sea otter cracks open a meal; and an orangutan washes with soap. Watch preview >

NOVA Ultimate Cruise Ship

NOVA Wednesday, 2/8 at 9pm. Ultimate Cruise Ship - The building of the Seven Seas Explorer cruise ship, which weighs some 54,000 gross tons and is longer than two football fields, is chronicled. Watch preview >

City in the Sky

City in the Sky Wednesday, 2/8 at 10pm. Departure - The three-part look at what it takes to keep the airline industry humming begins with departures. Watch preview >

Transatlantic Sessions

Transatlantic Sessions Friday, 2/10 at 8pm ET. Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Béla Fleck, Alison Krauss and James Taylor perform folk songs from the Americana and Celtic traditions. DVD available >

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Saturday, 2/11 at 9pm. Murder a la Mode - Phyrne lands in the middle of a crime scene when she attends a clothes-fitting at the exclusive House of Fleuri. Watch preview >

The March

The March Sunday, 2/12 at 3:30pm ET. A remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington in support of racial and economic equality that is best known for Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Watch preview >

Mercy Street

Mercy Street Sunday, 2/12 at 8pm. Southern Mercy - Hopkins and Emma strive to rescue wounded Union soldiers following the Second Battle of Bull Run and Battle of Chantilly. Watch preview >


Victoria Sunday, 2/12 at 9pm. The Queen's Husband - Albert finds a noble cause; Victoria gets her way at court and turns to a folk cure in the bedroom; and Miss Skerrett asks Francatelli for a favor. Watch preview >


Black History Month

Black History Month 2017

Detroit Public Television is proud to celebrate Black History Month this February and all year round. Learn more >

An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan

An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University o

Check out the first video in our yearlong series celebrating the 200th birthday of the University of Michigan. Watch here >

Join us for Ethan Bortnick live in concert

Join us for Ethan Bortnick in Concert March 24

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