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 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

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.

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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.

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The Ethanol Effect

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

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State of Teacher Preparation

Detroit Public Television presents ‘State of Teacher Preparation’.

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Great Lakes Now

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

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Ride the Tiger

Detroit Public Television presents Ride The Tiger a ground-breaking public television documentary that seeks to explore the dynamics of bipolar disorder.

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