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About Our Documentaries

PBS is the largest public media endeavor in the United States and has garnered a reputation of editorial excellence and social responsibility. It is uniquely independent of corporate aims or political partisanship, and as such it has a responsibility to provide content that is balanced, relevant and unequivocally unbiased.

Detroit Public TV (WTVS) is a viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation’s 11th largest television market and is carried on cable and satellite systems throughout Southeast Michigan and over a thousand communities in Canada. Detroit Public TV has produced several critically acclaimed national documentaries for PBS including Beyond the Light Switch, the Dupont-Columbia Silver Baton Award for documentary filmmaking in 2012. 

Making It: Latino Students' Pathways to College

Making It: Latino Students' Pathways to College

Includes conversations with Latino students as well as research-based information that will help guide them as they make the transition from high school to college.

When I'm 65

When I'm 65

When I’m 65 is a one-hour National PBS broadcast documentary that takes an innovative generational approach to the question of retirement preparedness.

The Ethanol Effect

The Ethanol Effect

"The Ethanol Effect" investigates the human, environmental and political costs of growing and refining corn for ethanol in America.

State of Teacher Preparation

State of Teacher Preparation

Detroit Public Television presents 'State of Teacher Preparation'.

Great Lakes Now

Great Lakes Now

DPTV provides coverage of the most important discussions taking place around the future of the Great Lakes.

Ride the Tiger

Ride the Tiger

A documentary on Bipolar Disorder. Detroit Public Television presents Ride The Tiger a ground-breaking public television documentary that seeks to explore the dynamics of bipola...