Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV September 29-October 5, 2019
- COUNTRY MUSIC – Sunday, 9/29 at 11:30am-8pm
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.
- THE DURRELLS IN CORFU – Sunday, 9/29 at 8pm
Louisa throws herself into running her boarding house, but a mysterious guest places the villa under police scrutiny; Margo resorts to desperate measures to find clients to practice her beauty treatments on; Gerry plans to open a zoo.
POLDARK – Sunday, 9/29 at 9pm
Aidan Turner returns as the heroic Ross Poldark for a final season of drama in Cornwall. Also returning are Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza and Jack Farthing as George Warleggan. The Poldarks look forward to life together in peace, but a plea from Ned Despard compels Ross to return to London; Demelza finds an opponent; George struggles after Elizabeth’s death.
- PROFESSOR T – Sunday, 9/29 at 11pm
The team uncovers a series of hidden secrets that explain the disappearance of a first-year law student.
- DETROIT PERFORMS – Tuesday, 10/1 at 7:30pm
Dance studio FDX Pure Sole teaches with a hip-hop twist; Broadway and West End performer, Alexandra Silber, lends an ear to Mosaic Youth Theatre; and the Get Ahead Stay Ahead Program provides students with communication distribution skills. Plus, host DJ Oliver heads to the main Detroit Public Library.
- TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: THE BIRTH OF ROCK THEATER – Friday, 10/4 at 8pm
Founder Paul O’Neill outlines the past, present, and future of the orchestra.
- NOW HEAR THIS – Friday, 10/4 at 10pm
Scott Yoo visits Spain and Morocco to understand how Scarlatti infused Vivaldi’s melodies and Bach’s fugues with the sounds of Spain.
- RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE — A VOCES SPECIAL PRESENTATION – Friday, 10/4 at 10pm
The life and death of Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar.
- AUSTIN CITY LIMITS – Saturday, 10/5 at 11pm
Blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. performs songs from his album “This Land.”