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DPTV to bring the Miami Book Fair to you

For the first time ever, audiences across the country will have the opportunity to enjoy the acclaimed Miami Book Fair International with coverage produced by DPTV for PBS. From November 21-23, beginning Friday at 4pm ET, watch a daily live stream presentation of selected interviews, panels, and on-the-street fair segments. All at >


To Catch a Comet Wednesday, 11/19 at 10pm ET. Billions of kilometers from Earth, a spacecraft the size of a car traveled towards an icy rock 2.5 miles across hurtling through space at tens of kilometers per second. It has been in space for ten years, but on Nov. 12, 2014 it did something no other spacecraft had ever attempted — orbit and land on a comet.


Great Lakes, Great Tastes 2014 Thursday, 11/20 at 8:30pm ET. Take a culinary adventure through the great state of Michigan. Featuring Calder's Dairy, Peteet's Cheesecakes, Right Brain Brewery, The Purple Carrot Food Truck and The Sardine Room.


Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize Sunday, 11/23 at 8pm ET. Jay Leno is honored with the 17th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The program features Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Eubanks, Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Handler, Seth Meyers, Jerry Seinfeld, and more.

This Week's Highlights
Detroit-Performs-Jazz.jpg Detroit Performs Tuesday, 11/18 at 7:30pm ET. A Grammy-winning jazz bassist gives back to young musicians, the spotlight shines on a downtown Labor Day staple, and a Grammy-winning jazz pianist gets personal.
Finding-Your-Roots-Ancient-Roots.jpg Finding Your Roots Tuesday, 11/18 at 8pm ET. Ancient Roots - Trace the histories of three quintessential voices and meet the Greek ancestors of Tina Fey, George Stephanopoulos and David Sedaris.
American-Experience-Cold-War-Road-Show.jpg American Experience Tuesday, 11/18 at 9pm ET. Cold War Roadshow - For 12 days in September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev traveled the US, creating a media circus as hundreds of reporters followed his every move.  
Frontline-Firestone-and-the-Warlord.jpg FRONTLINE Tuesday, 11/18, at 10pm ET. Firestone and the Warlord - A report on the relationship between Firestone and former Liberian warlord and president Charles Taylor, based on accounts from Americans who ran the company.
Independent-Lens-Happiness Independent Lens Tuesday, 11/18 at 11pm ET. Happiness - A look at how technology is changing lives in ancient societies, focusing on a 9-year-old Bhutanese boy whose world is transformed by the arrival of electricity in the rural village of Laya. 
Nature-Killer-Whale.jpg Nature Wednesday, 11/19 at 8pm ET. Invasion of the Killer Whales - A look at one consequence of the Arctic ice melt: more killer whales during the summer. The increase may negatively impact the polar bear, as the orca hunts the same prey.
NOVA-Killer-Landslides.jpg NOVA Wednesday, 11/19 at 9pm ET. 
Killer Landslides - A look at what may have caused a massive landslide that killed dozens of people and destroyed nearly 50 homes in Oso, Washington, on March 22, 2014.
Poirot "Cat Among the Pigeons" Agatha Christie's Poirot Thursday, 11/20 at 9pm ET. The Labours of Hercules - Poirot's spirits are broken after an attempt to catch the infamous art thief Marrascaud results in a woman's death and the thefts of a rare painting and jewels.
Great-Performances-Cats.jpg Great Performances Friday, 11/21 at 10pm ET. Cats - Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, the second longest-running Broadway musical returns in high definition and digital sound to where it had its 1998 world television premiere.
Trans-Siberian-Orchestra.jpg Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Birth of Rock Theater Saturday, 11/22 at 9pm ET. The past, present and future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, featuring interview segments and performance footage, including clips from their Beethoven's Last Night tour.
Richard-Pryor-Icon.jpg Richard Pryor: Icon Sunday, 11/23 at 9:30pm ET. Richard Pryor's impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. See his profound and enduring influence on comedy and culture.
Feel-Grand-Combating-Fatigue.jpg Feel Grand Monday, 11/24 at 7:30pm ET. Combating Fatigue - Dr. Eva Cwynar, examines the changing rhythms of sleep as we age, what you can do to solve common sleep problems, and how to boost and maintain energy.


DSO Live from Orchestra Hall

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Friday, 11/21, at 10:45am ET, Leonard Slatkin will conduct a Gershwin classic — An American in Paris. And Saturday, 11/22, at 11am ET, check out a performance of Peter and the Wolf and get an ideal way for children to learn the instruments of the orchestra. All at

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