August Program Highlights
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August Videos in the CommonsStop by the Public Media Commons any time—from 7 in the morning until 11 at night—to watch dynamic video on the two-story screens. It’s free, and for the month of August you can see a feast of innovative digital art created by local, national and international artists ranging from local students to international superstars.
August 1–31, 7:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
First Fridays in the Public Media CommonsThe Nine Network’s production of Night at the Symphony featuring a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra will be the First Fridays feature. The Youth Orchestra musicians represent more than three dozen schools throughout the bi-state region. The performance will be shown on the two-story-high screens in the award-winning Public Media Commons.
Friday, August 5, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Media Commons, between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio, 3653 Olive St.
Storytime in the Commons: Dinosaur TrainOur family reading program continues in August, and additional space has been added for this event. The August event will feature Dinosaur Train, with stories, visuals on the big screens, crafts, games, and other family activities geared to young children. Buddy, the dinosaur, will be available for photos. Storytime in the Commons is part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative and is presented in partnership with St. Louis Public Library. Bring blankets or chairs. The events are free, but registration is required at nineNet.org/storytime.
Saturday, August 6, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Public Media Commons
Feast TV Taste & See in the Commons: Breakfast for DinnerJoin us for our popular series of events featuring regional foods and beverages in a spectacular setting. There will be videos playing on two-story screens, activities, and demonstrations. Indulge in doughnuts, eggs, crepes, pancakes, bagels, chocolate, coffee, and even coffee stout. See why breakfast is sometimes even better when it’s eaten for dinner.
The event will feature live music by Django’s Tiger Gypsy Jazz and delectable food and beverages from Kingside Diner, Strange Donuts, Yolklore, Kakao Chocolate, Kaldi’s Coffee, Legacy Bagelry & Coffee Bar, Röbller Vineyard, Larder & Cupboard, Walk Away Waffles, Sump Coffee, and Perennial Artisan Ales.
Tickets can be purchased online for $15. Feast TV Taste & See is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, in partnership with the Nine Network, Cat Neville, and Feast TV.
Friday, August 19, Breakfast for Dinner, 7:00–10:00 p.m., Public Media Commons. (The rain date is Friday, October 14.)
St. Louis Speakers Series Features Diverse OpinionsDon’t miss the upcoming 2016-2017 season of the St. Louis Speakers Series. Speakers include Ehud Barak; the trio of Michele Norris, Jason Riley and Morris Dees; Rita Moreno; John Cleese; Gen. Martin Dempsey; Ted Koppel; and Jon Meacham.
Seven consecutive Tuesdays, October–April, 8:00–9:30 p.m., Powell Hall, St. Louis
Night at the Symphony (programming change)This series produced by the Nine Network highlights specially selected St. Louis Symphony performances. Enjoy the music of Copland, Ives, and MacDowell.
Monday, August 1, 7:00 p.m.
A Time for ChampionsA documentary produced by the Nine Network that tells the story of how soccer became more than a game as generations of young St. Louisans battled for neighborhood, church and city. It relives the St. Louis University soccer dynasty, which won their first National Championship in 1959 (the year the NCAA sanctioned soccer as an official Division I sport) and would win 10 more over the next 15 years.
Monday, August 1, 10:00 p.m.
Arts AmericaOn August 6, the work of the late mid-century Belleville architect Charles King joins other national artists; on August 13, a segment on a St. Louis woodworker who gives new life to recycled wood; and the August 20 episode celebrates the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s 130th anniversary.
Saturdays, beginning August 6, 3:30 p.m.
Repeats Sundays, beginning August 7, 1:00 p.m.
The Great British Baking ShowThe new season of the U.K.’s smash competition series, The Great British Baking Show, continues on Sundays, culminating in the three-hour season finale on August 21 (5:00–8:00 p.m.).
Sundays, beginning August 7, 5:00 p.m.
The Politician's HusbandA British miniseries about the shifting power dynamics in a marriage where the personal and the political collide. When Aiden's career as a senior cabinet minister comes to an abrupt halt as Freya's (a junior minister) simultaneously soars, the power balance within their marriage is irrevocably altered.
Saturday, August 20, 8:00–11:00 p.m. (three one-hour episodes)
Magic Moments: The Best of 50s PopJoin hosts Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney for a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. Return to the era’s pop music days with a mix of live performance and archival footage, including classic moments from favorite performers.
Monday, August 22, 9:30 p.m.
Cornerstones of Rock: A Soundstage SpecialTake a nostalgic trip back to the 60s and 70s with a reunion of garage bands whose rocking hits had people dancing across the U.S. Eight legendary bands, including the Buckinghams, the Ides of March and the McCoys, perform their best-known songs.
Friday, August 26, 8:00 p.m.
Inside PoldarkRelive the thrilling first season of the swashbuckling romantic series with hints of what’s to come for the dashing Captain Ross Poldark in season two (premiering September 25). Features cast and creator interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and the spectacular Cornish coastline.
Sunday, August 28, 7:00 p.m.
I Miss Downton Abbey!Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage. Celebrate the stellar cast, the superb writing, and the spectacular locations of the most successful British drama ever.
Sunday, August 28, 8:30 p.m.
Nine Create Lifestyle Marathons (available on Channel 9.4 and Charter 184)Weekend marathons on Nine Create air Saturdays, 5–11 a.m. and 5–11 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The heat is on: watch Blazing Brazil (August 6 & 7), Cool Off (August 13 & 14), Land of the Rising Sun (August 20 & 21), and Global Rhythm (August 27 & 28).
Nine World: Olympics and Your Vote (available on Channel 9.3 and Charter 185)When you aren’t watching the summer games, switch over to films with historical context and stories about great athletes. “Your Vote 2016” films also continue this month. Click to view the Nine World schedule.
Vehicle Donation ProgramThinking about selling your car, boat, motorcycle, truck or other vehicle? Donate it to the Nine Network and help support all the programs you love! Click to learn more