Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of August 25

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of August 25
August 23, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV August 25-31, 2019

  • DOWNTON ABBEY RETURNS! – Sunday, 8/25 at 6pm
    Host Jim Carter celebrates “Downton Abbey” with a sneak peek of the movie, interviews with the cast and creators, and never-before-seen video clips.
  • TIM JANIS: CELTIC HEART – Sunday, 8/25 at 8pm
    Experience a performance of original Celtic music from Tim Janis featuring performances by Celtic Woman’s Máiréad Nesbitt, Lynn Hilary, harp twins Camille and Kennerly, flutist Eimear McGeown, Ella Roberts and Joey Schumann.

DOWNTON ABBEY LIVE! – Sunday, 8/25 at 9:30pm
Join host Deborah Roberts along with cast members and creators for a celebration of the beloved series and a sneak peek at the upcoming feature film. Guests will reveal behind-the-scenes stories and preview clips from the film.

  • THIS OLD HOUSE – 40TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – Monday, 8/26 at 9:30pm 
    The 40th anniversary celebration of “This Old House” includes vintage clips and interviews with hosts Kevin O’Connor, Steve Thomas and Bob Vila; past homeowners provide behind-the-scenes stories about the cast and crew.
  • PBS PREVIEWS: COUNTRY MUSIC – Tuesday, 8/27 at 8pm 
    A look at the Ken Burns series “Country Music,” which documents the evolution of country music over the 20th century.
  • ONE DAY UNIVERSITY – Tuesday, 8/27 at 9pm
    One Day University brings together professors from the finest universities in the country to present special versions of their very best lectures.
  • UNDER THE RADAR MICHIGAN – Thursday, 8/28 at 8pm 
    On this action packed episode of UTR we head over to awesome Owosso for a fascinating frogman, a classic castle and a heapin helpin of Cajun cuisine. Then we find our way to Flint for some exceptional art, an historic home and some soggy bottom burgers and beers.
  • MACKINAC: OUR BEAUTIFUL ISLAND – Thursday, 8/28 at 9pm 
    Takes viewers along the island’s many shores and trails to experience its natural beauty, visit landmarks that reveal its earliest history and introduce the people who still work to preserve this special place.
  • WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION – Friday, 8/30 at 10pm 
    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the three-day concert at a farm in New York that marked the end of one of the most turbulent decades in American history.
  • PRINCE: RAVE UN2 THE YEAR 2000 – Saturday, 8/31 at 9pm
    Experience Prince’s legendary talent and peerless showmanship at a dazzling show filmed on the cusp of the new millennium.
  • UNCLE JESSIE WHITE – Saturday, 8/31 at 10:30pm
    A documentary film about the late Jessie White, an influential blues artist who has has a profound effect on multiple generations of musicians in the the Detroit region. An allegory of survival and redemption, this film traces Uncle Jessie’s story from his impoverished rural youth in Mississippi to his migration to Detroit where his charismatic personality and musical integrity kept the spirit of the original Delta blues alive during some of Detroit’s most troubles days.