Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of September 22

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of September 22
September 20, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV September 22-28, 2019

COUNTRY MUSIC – Sunday-Wednesday, 9/22-9/25 at 8 & 10pm
Explore the history of a uniquely American art form: country music. From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, learn how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The series, directed by Ken Burns, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.

  • UNDER THE RADAR MICHIGAN – Thursday, 9/26 at 8:30pm 
    We hit Cheboygan, Grayling, Allegan and Adrian for a close encounter with a cool Queen, a fishin story that’s actually true, some happenin headbands and an historic spot for a spot of tea. Get ready to explore the cool people, places and things that make these 4 towns a great place to hang around.
  • UNCLE JESSE WHITE – PORTRAIT OF A DELTA BLUES MAN IN DETOIT – Friday, 9/27 at 8pm
    Tells the story of the late blues musician Jessie White – the story of a humble but charismatic musician who was born on a sharecropper farm in Terry, Mississippi in 1920. His legacy as Detroit’s “Father of the Blues” left a deep mark on the Detroit musical community.
  • GREAT PERFORMANCES – NOW HEAR THIS: THE RIDDLE OF BACH – Friday, 9/27 at 10pm
    Scott Yoo visits Germany and France to learn about Johann Sebastian Bach’s sonatas and partitas for solo violin and also tries to solve a riddle that Bach left in his portrait.
  • VOCES ON PBS – Friday, 9/27 at 11pm
    The discovery of photographs renews interest in the disappearance of labor organizer Maria Moreno.