Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of May 19

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of May 19
May 17, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV May 19-25, 2019

  • Call the Midwife – Sunday, 5/19 at 8pm 
    Sister Hilda digs deep to give a terminally-ill patient her final wish; the Turners prepare to say goodbye to May; Valerie and Trixie testify in court; Fred and Reggie keep secrets from each other
  • MASTERPIECE: Les Miserables – Sunday, 5/19 at 9pm 
    Marius mans the barricades, where a hostile Valjean intercepts him. They end up fleeing together through the sewers of Paris. Cosette’s story reaches its conclusion. So does Javert’s.
  • MODUS – Sunday, 5/19 at 11pm
    Inger Johanne tries to make sense of the information from her daughter; Rolf suspects that his husband is cheating on him and devises a plan to find out the truth.
  • Antiques Roadshow – Monday, 5/20 at 8pm
    Appraisals from Churchill Downs racetrack include a Chinese gilt bronze bodhisattva circa 1650, a Nicolai Fechin oil portrait and a holly sewing box circa 1861.

Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story – Monday, 5/20 at 9pm
The life and career of Norman Mineta, from his family’s imprisonment in a U.S. internment camp during World War II to his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the cabinets of Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

  • Detroit Performs – Tuesday, 5/21 at 7:30pm
    Runyonland Productions presents Geoff Packard’s “For the Record,” a play based on a music producer trying to flee the genetic disease of Huntington’s; a University of Michigan professor unearths the foxtrot, “The Most beautiful Time of Life,” arranged by prisoners of Auschwitz during the Holocaust; and 2018’s Sphinx competition winner, Rubén Rengel. Plus, host DJ Oliver tours the Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus and interviews its CEO, Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld.
  • Under the Radar Michigan – Thursday, 5/23 at 8:30pm 
    On this road ready rendition of UTR we bring you our very first ever Recreational Vehicle Adventure. Look out, cuz here we come. First we head north to Sea Shell City (be careful how you say it). Then we hit the UP for some smoky fish, big burgers, a lost city and a righteous restaurant…Heck, we even wander through Wisconsin and take a big boat back!
  • Last Days of Chinatown – Thursday, 5/23 at 9pm 
    Detroit’s Cass Corridor, one of the roughest areas in the city for the past 100 years, has long been home to the poor and disenfranchised, the artists and visionaries. As gentrification sweeps the area, Last Days of Chinatown looks at who and what remains.
  • Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live at Hyde Park – Friday, 5/24 at 8pm
    Jeff Lynne performs Electric Light Orchestra’s hits in front of 50,000 people at Hyde Park in London.
  • Live from Lincoln Center: Megan Hilty in Concert – Friday, 5/24 at 10pm 
    Tony Award-nominee Megan Hilty presents a versatile set of musical theater favorites as well as classic standards.
  • Midsomer Murders – Saturday, 5/25 at 8:30pm 
    Barnaby and Jones investigate when the appearance of a headless horseman foreshadows a number of deaths.