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DPTV eNews: Music Starts the Holiday Season

Josh Groban / Andrea Bocelli

Josh Groban & Andrea Bocelli kick off all new specials this holiday season 

On Friday, 11/27, at 8pm ET, Andrea Bocelli performs memorable favorites from blockbuster movies in Andrea Bocelli: Cinema. And on 11/28 at 9:30, see Josh Groban explore classic songs from the Broadway songbook on Stages Live.

American Experience The Pilgrims

American Experience Tuesday, 11/24 at 8pm ET. The Pilgrims - The story of the Pilgrims, who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620, is told via insights from historians and dramatic recreations.

Nature Cat

 Nature Cat Wednesday, 11/25 at 8:50am ET. Repeated 3:50pm. The new animated series about a house cat that explores the outdoors begins with Nature Cat and pals searching for a hamster that escaped its cage.

A Salute to Downton Abbey

A Salute to Downton Abbey Sunday, 11/29 at 9pm ET. Hugh Bonneville hosts this look at the first five seasons including memorable storylines and characters, and previews Season 6.

This Week's Highlights
 Jamestown's Dark Winter Secrets of the Dead Tuesday, 11/24 at 10pm ET. Jamestown's Dark Winter - The story of the Jamestown settlement is seen through the prism of a 14-year-old English girl whose skull and severed leg were discovered.
NOVA Inside Einstein's Mind NOVA Wednesday, 11/25 at 9pm ET. Inside Einstein's Mind - An examination of how Albert Einstein developed the theory of general relativity, which reshaped the understanding of gravity, space and time.
Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert Thursday, 11/26 at 9pm ET. For the first time in a decade, folk icon Arlo Guthrie brings The Alice’s Restaurant Massacree in its entirety to the stage.
Purple Rose 25 Years Purple Rose 25 Years Thursday, 11/26 at 10:30pm ET. A celebration highlighting memorable moments and plans for the future of the Purple Rose Theatre Company founded by Jeff Daniels.
Motown 25 Motown 25 Friday, 11/27 at 10pm ET. This unforgettable special includes a once-in-a lifetime reunion of stars, such as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and many more!
The Brain Fog Fix with Dr. Mike Dow The Brain Fog Fix with Dr. Mike Dow Saturday, 11/28 at 9am ET. Dr. Mike Dow is an author, psychotherapist, and addiction recovery expert. In this program, he shows ways to naturally restore your brain's crucial chemicals.
On the Psychiatrist's Couch with Dr. Amen On the Psychiatrist's Couch with Dr. Amen Saturday, 11/28 at 3pm ET. Psychiatrist Daniel Amen explains how to quiet one's mind; boost one's mood, focus and memory; and decrease one's risk for Alzheimer's.
Songbook Standards: As Time Goes By Songbook Standards: As Time Goes By Saturday, 11/28 at 5pm. ET. Join host Jack Jones for a nostalgic hit parade of best-loved songs from the 1950s & 1960s.
Classical Rewind Classical Rewind 2 Saturday, 11/28 at 8pm ET. Featuring dynamic symphonic works, and melodies that can break your heart, this program travels the centuries with delightful visual interpretations of beloved classical compositions.
The Power of Purpose The Power of Purpose Saturday, 11/29 at 10am ET. Discover the key to happiness and fulfillment by understanding and acting upon your life's purpose with life coach and bestselling author Richard Leider.
Super Genes With Dr. Rudy Tanzi Super Genes With Dr. Rudy Tanzi Sunday, 11/29 at 1pm ET.  How self-directed biological transformation may change the genetic future of humans.
A Craftsman's Legacy Cheesemaker A Craftsman's Legacy Monday, 11/30 at 7:30pm ET. The Cheese Maker - Join master cheesemaker Bruce Workman and host Eric Gorges for an inside view of an award winning creamery.
The Rolling Stones: From the Vault: The Marquee - Live in 1971 The Rolling Stones: From the Vault: The Marquee - Live in 1971 Monday, 11/30 at 10pm ET. Captures one of rock’s most important bands at their height, performing some of their best songs in an unusually intimate setting. 


Watch the Miami Book Fair On Demand

Ali Benjamin

See all of the interviews from this year's Miami Book Fair including Ali Benjamin, Neal Shusterman, and more. Watch here >

One screening location available to see Downton

Downton Abbey Season 6

Only one location is left to see the Downton Abbey season 6 premiere EARLY and FREE. Sign-up for the screening at the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA 12/15 at 8pm ET. Go here >

GIVE BACK! HAVE FUN — Become a DPTV Volunteer

Volunteer and have fun!

DPTV is looking for volunteers (individuals and groups) to answer pledges for our Winter Membership Drive starting November 27th!  Sign up >

Congratulations to our National Philanthropy Day honorees

A. Paul and Carol Schaap

Detroit Public TV and WRCJ would like to congratulate A. Paul and Carol Schaap for receiving the Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropist at this year's AFP Detroit National Philanthropy Day Awards. We would also like to acknowledge Melissa Bert and Sandee Rellinger, our nominated Distinguished Volunteers. 

Rick Steves Travel Lecture 12/4 at Music Hall Detroit