COVID313 Virtual Town Hall

Each Thursday at noon, join the COVID313 Community Coalition for Families and Students for a Virtual Townhall focused on supporting parents, students, and families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Blessed Solanus Casey’s Journey to Sainthood

Blessed Solanus Casey's Journey to Sainthood

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Delve deep into who the man in the habit was and what his Sainthood means to the Motor City and, now, as he is revered among the holiest of icons in the Catholic Church, to the world.

How does a humble boy from Irish Immigrant parents rise to the rare and distinguished honor of beatification? Who was Bernard Casey growing up? What decisions did he make in his life that set him on a path to become one of the few humans to walk the earth as a saint and to end up as a beacon of hope and prayers for those who believe?

Emmy awarded producer-director Keith Famie, along with the crew at Visionalist Entertainment Productions, dedicated their time and technical expertise to tell the story of Blessed Solanus Casey’s journey to sainthood.


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

2020 SphinxConnect & 23rd Annual Sphinx Finals Competition Concert


Detroit Public Television is proud to once again, partner with Sphinx on the competition, the conference and throughout the year.

The Sphinx Organization focuses on transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts; as part of that mission, the organization presented a national convention on inclusion and diversity in the arts, SphinxConnect and the culmination of this weekend’s events is the 23rd Annual Sphinx Finals Competition Concert with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. 

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.

February 6-8th, 2020