Saving Lives: We Can’t Wait Any Longer

In this DPTV documentary, host Cynthia Canty talks to school administrators and other educators about their approaches to suicide prevention, the programs and practices that have proven effective and what resources they need to ensure the mental health and well-being of their students.

Featured are leading experts and advocates in the field:

  • Dr. Brian Ahmedani, Chair of the Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission
  • Alycia Meriweather, Deputy Superintendent of Detroit Public School Community District
  • Seth Hoopingarner, Principal of Ishpeming Middle and High School
  • JoJo Klinger, a parent who lost a son to suicide and has been active in the cause of suicide prevention ever since
  • Dr. Jackie Sanderlin, an author and educator, who has worked to reduce trauma and teen suicide, particularly in urban schools
  • Patrick Watson, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools

This crucial conversation is part of a yearlong campaign by Detroit Public Television, Kevin’s Song and The Children’s Foundation.

Watch live HERE

Carr Center Father’s Day Online Concert

Join us Sunday, June 21st at 1pm for the first-ever Carr Center online concert!

Rodney Whitaker is considered one of the foremost double bass players in the United States. A student and master of the Duke Ellington songbook, Rodney will pay his respects to the one and only Duke Ellington. The concert will feature interpretations of such Ellington classics a Take the A Train, Caravan, Mood Indigo and of course, Come Sunday. 

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Charles H. Wright Museum Presents

Streamed live every Wednesday at 8pm ET

Throughout the years, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has hosted numerous performers, speakers, authors and dignitaries from across the African diaspora as part of its efforts to explore, understand and celebrate the rich cultural legacy of African Americans.

Now, The Wright Museum is partnering with Detroit Public TV to help you experience some of these incredible moments online. Every Wednesday at 8pm ET, watch the “Charles H. Wright Museum Presents” livestream series offering a look at inspiring lectures and performances from the museum’s archives.

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Reflect on Memorable Mackinac Policy Conference Moments

As Michigan’s business, government, and civic leaders continue to work remotely under Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, many are missing the tradition of the annual Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. For the past 39 years, statewide leaders have spent three days each spring discussing Michigan’s critical issues, and in many cases, putting solutions into motion.

For individuals used to attending or tuning in to the Conference the week of Memorial Day, the Chamber and Detroit Public Television will spend Tuesday, May 26 through Thursday, May 28 sharing some of the most memorable #MPCMoments.


HighScope: Elevating Early Childhood Education LIVE

With policymakers paying increased attention to the importance of early education for all young children, HighScope and Detroit Public TV are partnering in this important livestream event. The virtual conversation between HighScope’s Chief Research Innovation Officer Iheoma U. Iruka, PhD, and Stacey Abrams, political leader and New York Times bestselling author, will be moderated by Chastity Pratt, a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

WATCH LIVE at 10:30am ET on Wednesday, May 13th

Jewish Heritage Night

Sunday March 15, from 7-10pm ET, Detroit Public TV presents an evening showcasing Jewish history throughout the world and the contributions of the Jewish community to southeast Michigan.

Detroit Remember When: The Jewish Community

From Detroit Public Television and award-winning producers Sue Marx and Allyson Rockwell comes this 50-minute retrospective documentary about Jewish life in Detroit. The film traces the roots of Jews in Detroit from the 1700’s with the arrival of the first Jewish fur trader in Detroit and culminates in the importance of Jewish leadership in the political, civil rights, arts, cultural and educational life of the region today. Told through interviews, archival footage, home movies and historic photographs, the film will bring back warm memories of cherished traditions for those who grew up in Detroit’s large, close-knit community. The film also features entertaining interviews and archival footage of Detroit leaders like Sen. Carl Levin, Rep. Sander Levin, Joe Nederlander, Max Fisher and many more in this entertaining and enriching documentary for Jews and non-Jews alike. Learn More >

Knight Media Forum 2020

Knight Media Forum

Strengthening local news, community and democracy

FEBRUARY 25-26, 2020

Detroit Public TV is proud to partner with the Knight Foundation for the second year in providing the live-stream of the Knight Media Forum, two informative and inspiring days of deep discussion and provocative debate on the future of journalism and its importance to the American democracy.

The Knight Media Forum is widely recognized as the most important annual gathering of journalists, funders, information theorists and others passionately concerned about the health of the news media in this country.

Detroit Public TV will live-stream the conference on February 25-26 and provide the stream to organizations concerned with the future of news and its impact on our democracy.

Anchoring the coverage was Emmy-winning journalist, Hari Sreenivasan, host of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” and the national public television show “SciTech Now.”

Watch the Livestream HERE