Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of November 17

Arts programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of November 17
November 15, 2019 Lea Vigi

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV November 17-23, 2019

SESAME STREET’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Sunday, 11/17 at 7pm
It’s an event 50 years in the making as Sesame Street celebrates its 50th Anniversary. We’re celebrating the world’s most iconic street with all our furry friends and some very special guests including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Patti LaBelle, Sterling K. Brown, and many more! To mark the special event, the whole neighborhood comes together to take a photo under the Sesame Street sign—but the sign is missing! While Elmo and friends search for the sign, Joe takes a look back at 50 years of Sesame Street memories, and everyone soon realizes that Sesame Street isn’t just a sign or a street—it’s a place where everybody is welcome, learning is fun, and all kinds of monsters, birds, and humans come together to form lifelong friendships. Wondering how to get to Sesame Street? Don’t worry, it’s closer than you think.

  • POLDARK – Sunday, 11/17 at 9pm
    Ross and his friends must put everything on the line to save themselves and the country from enemies at home and abroad.
  • AMERICAN MASTERS: N. SCOTT MOMADAY: WORDS FROM A BEAR – Monday, 11/18 at 10pm 
    The mysterious life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.
  • DETROIT PERFORMS – Tuesday, 11/19 at 7:30pm
    Henna artist Hannah Lydia Wilson; Samah Kthar creates to spread inspiration within others; and artist Erin Beckloff keeps the history and tradition of the letterpress alive. Plus, host DJ Oliver head to Jo’s Gallery on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion.
  • MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER 30/40 LIVE – Friday, 11/22 at 8pm
    Songs from the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas annual tour include “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” “Silent Night” and more.
  • GREAT PERFORMANCES: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING – Friday, 11/22 at 10pm
    A modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic classic “Much Ado About Nothing” stars Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman; recorded at the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park in New York.
  • AUSTIN CITY LIMITS PRESENTS: AMERICANA 18TH ANNUAL HONORS – Saturday, 11/23 at 11pm
    Highlights from the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.