Arts Programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of February 23

Arts Programming on Detroit Public TV – Week of February 23
February 21, 2020 Christina Amato

Here are the arts & culture programs airing on Detroit Public TV February 9-15, 2020

  • SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE– Sunday, 2/23 at 9pm On the night of the Midsummer Ball, romantic interests are finally resolved, but events conspire to leave Charlotte and the Parker family facing down impossible choices.
  • ANTIQUES ROADSHOW – Monday, 2/24 at 8pm A 1981 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” prototype; a 1788 Elizabeth Shoemaker sampler; 1976 and 1977 Roy De Forest mixed media artwork..

SPHINX FINALS CONCERT – Monday, 2/24 at 9pm The Sphinx Competition offers young Black and Latinx classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges and to perform with established professional musicians in a competition setting.

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS – Tuesday, 2/25 at 8pm The family histories of Laura Linney, Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien reveal tricksters, scoundrels and criminals.
  • AMERICAN MASTERS: MILES DAVIS– Tuesday, 2/25 at 9pm Musicians, scholars, family and friends reflect on the life of jazz musician Miles Davis; narrator Carl Lumbly.
  • EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL – Wednesday, 2/26 at 10pm The naturalist visits uncharted territory in the Guiana Shield, finding wildlife that have never encountered humans.
  • AMERICAN MASTERS: SAMMY DAVIS JR– Thursday, 2/27 at 9pm Never-before-seen photographs and interviews with Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Lewis and others provide insight into Sammy Davis Jr.’s talent and journey for identity in Hollywood.
  • SOUL LEGENDS – Saturday, 2/29 at 7pm
    Never-before-broadcast and archival recordings from singers and songwriters of the 1960s-1980s; host Pam Grier.
  • CHUCK BERRY: BROWN-EYED HANDSOME MAN – Saturday, 2/29 at 9pm A collection of performances by various artists honoring music made famous by Chuck Berry; performers include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Lynne, and more.t.