July Program Highlights

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First Fridays in the Public Media Commons

First Fridays in the Public Media Commons: Union Avenue Opera

Union Avenue Opera will perform music from Gilbert and Sullivan's “The Mikado” in the Public Media Commons and That Uppity Theatre Company will perform in Studio B as part of the Theatre Crawl in Grand Center. The Public Media Commons is a partnership of the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio.

Friday, July 1, starting at 6:30 p.m., Nine Network’s Studio B, and the Public Media Commons, between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio, 3653 Olive St.

Storytime in the Commons

Storytime in the Commons: Curious George

Our family reading program continues in July. (This event is currently at attendance capacity. However, we encourage you to check our website, nineNet.org/storytime for possible additional space availability.) The July event will feature Curious George with stories, visuals on the big screens, crafts, games, and other family activities geared to young children. Curious George 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.

Saturday, July 2, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Public Media Commons

Feast TV Taste & See

Feast TV Taste & See in the Commons: BBQ & Spirits

Join us for our popular series of events featuring regional foods and beverages in a spectacular setting, with videos playing on the two-story screens, activities and demonstrations. The BBQ & Spirits event features live music by Hazard to Ya Booty; barbeque from Pappy’s Smokehouse, Beast Craft BBQ Co., The Shaved Duck, Salt + Smoke, Edibles & Essentials and Capitalist Pig; and spirits from Wood Hat Spirits, Pinckney Bend Distillery, StilL 630, Chandler Hill Vineyards, and Square One Brewery - Spirits of St. Louis.

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, July 15, BBQ & Spirits (third in series), 7:00–10:00 p.m., Public Media Commons

St. Louis Speakers Series

New St. Louis Speakers Series

Subscriptions are available for the St. Louis Speakers Series’ 2016-2017 season. 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 Symphony Hall, St. Louis


Bob the Builder

New Episodes of Kids Shows

PBS Kids continues a summer of fun with new episodes of the following shows. Air dates are for Nine PBS.

Peg + Cat, July 1 & 4, 9:30 a.m.
Odd Squad, July 5-8, 11, 3:30 p.m.
Bob the Builder, July 7 & 8, 12:30 p.m.
Nature Cat, July 11-14, 7:00 a.m.
Wild Kratts, July 19-22, 25, 4:00 p.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot about Camping! Movie, July 25 & 29, noon

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show

The UK’s smash competition series, The Great British Baking Show, is back for a brand-new season. The show follows bakers from diverse backgrounds who tackle culinary trials that increase in difficulty as the competition unfolds. In each episode, challenges come in three categories: a Signature Bake, to test the contestants’ creative flair and baking ability; a Technical Bake, in which challengers receive basic recipes with ingredient lists and minimal instruction; and the Showstopper Bake, designed to display depth of skill and talent.

Sundays, beginning July 3, 5:00 p.m.

Dancing on the Edge

Dancing on the Edge

A British murder mystery joined the Sunday night drama lineup in June. Dancing on the Edge is a 1930’s period drama detailing the rise of the Louis Lester Band—a black jazz band in London led by Louis Lester, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. As the band continues to prevail, despite the racism and classism they encounter, Louis finds himself entangled in a series of unfortunate events. He becomes a suspect in a murder case, putting him on the run and possibly leading to the band’s demise.

Continuing Sundays in July, 7:00 p.m.


Endeavour, Season 3, on Masterpiece

Following Dancing on the Edge, Shaun Evans returns for a third season as the young Endeavour Morse. Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the events that left him in prison and his senior officer, DI Thursday (Roger Allam), with a life-threatening injury.

Sunday, July 3, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10, 8:00 p.m.

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

When a French politician’s body is found on the border between the UK and France in the Channel Tunnel, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) investigate on behalf of their respective countries. The plot follows the two detectives as they work together to find a serial killer who is on a moral crusade to highlight social problems, terrorizing both countries in the process.

Continuing Sundays in July, 9:30 p.m.

The Look of Silence

POV: The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer's Oscar®-nominated The Look of Silence is the incredible story of a man confronting his brother's killers and demanding they accept responsibility for their crimes. Adi, an optometrist who survived the 1965 Indonesian genocide, takes this unimaginable step in a society where murderers remain in power. To break the spell of submission and terror, he forces them, and us, to reckon with his country's dark history.

Sunday, July 3, 10:30 p.m.

A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth

The celebration of our country’s 240th birthday airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) will host the festivities, with performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, and others, along with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly. The concert will also feature special segments in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Service Organizations (USO) and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Monday, July 4, at 7:00 p.m. Repeats at 8:30 p.m.

The Greeks

The Greeks

Take a look back at the rise and fall of Greece for lessons that might help meet the challenges we face today. In episode 3, watch as ancient Greece’s legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tuesday, July 5, 8:00 p.m.

Supernature - Wild Flyers

Supernature—Wild Flyers

Explore the wonder and science of one of nature’s greatest innovations—the power of flight. Cutting-edge camera technology and computer-generated graphics help explain airborne animals’ remarkable powers and how they work.

Wednesdays, July 6 & 13, 7:00 p.m.

9 Months That Made You

9 Months That Made You

Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.

Wednesdays, July 6 & 13, 9:00 p.m.

In This Corner Cassius Clay

Arts America

The Nine Network’s weekly series Arts America goes behind-the-scenes of Metro Theater’s production of “In This Corner Cassius Clay,” a play designed to engage the region’s youth. Based on the early life of Muhammad Ali in Jim Crow Louisville, the play tells the story of a young man who believes his potential is unlimited despite the segregation and racism he is surrounded by.

Saturday, July 9, 3:30 p.m. (repeats Sunday, July 10, 1:00 p.m.)

Inside Asprey

Night at the Symphony

Nine’s award-winning production gives you the best seat in the house. For July, Resident Conductor Steven Jarvi conducts the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra in a special performance.

Monday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.

Inside Asprey

Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal Appointment

Situated on New Bond Street in one of London's most prestigious neighborhoods and frequented by an elite clientele, Asprey is an exclusive shop that has been trading its brand of luxury since the time of Queen Victoria. Inside Asprey: Luxury by Royal Appointment follows the fortunes of the store’s business, staff, and customers over the course of a summer retail season. This riveting documentary reveals just what it takes to attract the wealthiest consumers on the planet and keep a traditional business alive in the modern world.

Monday, July 11, 10:00 p.m.

The White House: Inside Story

The White House: Inside Story

The White House: Inside Story celebrates the 200-year history of the White House through the stories of First Families who have called it home and through the recollections of workers, historians and members of the press who have spent time within the illustrious building. Weaving together video footage, still photos and interviews, The White House: Inside Story explores the history of the Executive Mansion through the eyes of the remarkable people who help make this institution live and breathe—both past and present.

Tuesday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.

Arts America

Arts America

On this episode of the Nine Network’s Arts America series, meet St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra flutist Leah Peipert; drop in on Orlando’s Gotham City FX , a full-service prop shop; plus Portland fashion designer Anna Cohen; the Arts Center in Troy, New York; and Cleveland painter Judy Carducci.

Saturday, July 16, 3:30 p.m. (Repeats Sunday, July 17, 1:00 p.m.)

PBS NewsHour Election 2016

PBS NewsHour Election 2016

The PBS NewsHour, in partnership with NPR, will offer gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Prime-time coverage will be co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff (who have 20 presidential campaigns between them) and feature NPR and NewsHour reporters, correspondents and analysts. Election 2016 will also be available via live streaming.

July 18–21, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. (Republican National Convention)
July 25–28, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. (Democratic National Convention)

Infinity Hall Live

Infinity Hall Live

Infinity Hall Live offers performances taped in an acoustically perfect Victorian-era concert hall in Norfolk, Connecticut. Season five features Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens from the band Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco, and Galactic, a funk and jazz jam band. Interviews with the performers provide the colorful backdrop for each episode, with the artists reflecting on their motivations and their inspirations. Cameras also eavesdrop on backstage concert preparations.

Thursdays, beginning July 21, 10:00 p.m.

Nine Create Lifestyle Marathons

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. Kick back with a cold drink and watch Patriotic Pitmasters (July 2 & 3), Camp Create (July 9 & 10), Weeknight Meals (July 16 & 17), Savor the Summer (July 23 & 24), and Beauty and the Beach (July 30 & 31).

Your Vote 2016

Nine World's Thematic Programming (available on Channel 9.3 and Charter 185)

Nine World’s focus for July is on the issues swirling around the upcoming elections: immigration, national defense, health care, race relations, criminal justice and economic inequality. Click to view the “Your Vote 2016” films on the nineWorld schedule.

Vehicle Donation

Car Donation Program

Thinking 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