Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of September 9

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of September 9
September 7, 2018 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV 9/9 – 9/15/18

  • MASTERPIECE: The Miniaturist – Sunday, 9/9 at 9pm
    In the premiere, Nella marries to rescue her family from financial ruin. Her rich husband is not all she imagined, plus he gives her a very peculiar wedding gift.
  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 9/11 at 7:30pm
    Artist Lauren Semivan utilizes an old technology in her prints; Detroit photographer, Brian Day; And photographer Steve McCurry explores India. Plus, host DJ Oliver tours the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit and interviews Executive Director, Nancy Darga.
  • The Great American Read Fall Kick-off Special – Tuesday, 9/11 at 8pm 
    Watch the fall kick-off episode with host Meredith Vieira in the search for America’s best-loved novel. The voting is underway, and the competition is heating up — any book could win.
  • American Masters: Margaret Mitchell – Tuesday, 9/11 at 9pm 
    A profile of “Gone With the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell (1900-49), who blazed trails as one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters.
  • Leonard Cohen: Tower of Song – Thursday, 9/13 at 8pm & 11pm 
    Celebrates the globally recognized icon, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen. The special features performances by a star-studded lineup of international artists, and includes rare archival interviews and concert footage.
  • The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Everything Under the Sun – Thursday, 9/13 at 9:30pm 
    The Australian Pink Floyd Show perform in Germany in this concert film, which was shot in spring 2016 during the tribute band’s “Best of the Best” tour.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Birth of Rock Theatre  – Friday, 9/14 at 10pm 
    Paul O’Neill shows the past, present and future of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra through live video and interview segments taken over the last few years.
  • American Masters: Basquiat – Friday, 9/14 at 11pm 
    A profile of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88). He went from anonymous graffiti artist to a rock star of the early ’80s art scene in New York, with his work ultimately commanding millions.
  • The Carpenters: Close to You – Saturday, 9/15 at 6:30pm & 9:30pm 
    A chronicle of the Carpenters’ career, featuring home movies; concert performances; and studio recording sessions.
  • Dionne Warwick: Then Came You – Saturday, 9/15 at 8pm & 11pm Celebrate the legendary, Grammy-winning singer and her greatest hits, spanning her roots in gospel, chart-topping partnership with Burt Bacharach and duets with Elton John, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.