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


Fulcrum Conference

Watch Live November 13, 8-12p ET

Get Ready for the Future of Work

The Ford Foundation and Detroit Public TV welcome Fulcrum to Detroit

Conference to prepare us today for where work is going tomorrow

WATCH LIVE Wednesday, November 13 from 8am-12pm

You know the world of work is changing rapidly. Headlines scream that robots and software are taking jobs. Technology is transforming how, where and when we work. The pace of change seems to be growing faster and faster.

But we can build a better future – together. At the inaugural Fulcrum Conference, people representing workers, employers, communities, schools, foundations, investors and startups will all come together to collaborate on solutions for a positive future of work.

Detroit Public TV will livestream the kickoff of the event LIVE on Wednesday, November 13 from 8am-12pm.

DEC – Congressional Representative Update


The Detroit Economic Club presents a conversation with the Honorable Debbie Dingell and the Honorable Fred Upton. It will be streamed live from the TCF Center by Detroit Public TV on Wednesday, October 2 from 12:35-1:30pm ET.

Join two of Michigan’s esteemed U.S. Congressional members in a wide-ranging conversation covering issues on everyone’s mind.

Watch HERE

DEC: A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence

The Detroit Economic Club presents a conversation with Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence. It will be streamed live from the Westin Book Cadillac by Detroit Public TV on Monday, August 19 Livestream begins at 11:45 a.m. and the program will begin shortly thereafter and will conclude at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Michael R. Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence, who ran a successful convenience store business. He says that they taught him the importance of hard work, faith and family.


Watch the Livestream HERE

Infrastructure Innovation Tour with the Michigan University Research Corridor

Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) embarked on a six-stop Infrastructure Innovation Tour over nine months in 2018 and 2019 for the purpose of generating conversations about infrastructure needs, promote innovation, and foster future collaboration. The issues were identified in the report Foundation for the Future: URC Contributions to Infrastructure Improvement presented by the URC in spring 2018. Expert teams gathered at each tour stop to discuss issues and opportunities related to infrastructure challenges in water, mobility, energy, and communications.

Watch Live July 11, 2019 12n ET HERE