March Program Highlights

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MARCH 2017
From the majestic beauty of Yosemite to the life and times of local legends, March has programs to inspire and be proud of. 
Community-Created Content in the Commons
Show us your best photos and videos and we will display them in the Public Media Commons. March themes are favorite childhood possessions, kids say the funniest things, St. Patrick’s Day, spring, and wildlife. Uploading is easy; go to publicmediacommons.org.

Indie Lens Pop-Up at the Missouri History Museum
The Nine Network’s community film series partnership with the Missouri History Museum presents Newtown. The film explores the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20 first-graders and six of their educators were killed on December 14, 2012.

Wednesday, March 1; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; film starts at 7:00 p.m.,
Missouri History Museum,
Des Lee Auditorium

First Fridays in the Public Media Commons
The outdoor Public Media Commons will feature some of the most popular Tiny Desk Concerts from the past two years. Hear intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of NPR Music’s All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, from Anthony Hamilton, Corinne Bailey Rae, Gaelynn Lea, and more. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy these performances on two-story-high screens during First Fridays in Grand Center.

Friday, March 3, 5:00-11:00 p.m.
A Grr-ific Block Party with the Nine Network
Are you ready to shake off winter and do something fun? Head over to the Magic House with the kids or grandkids in tow for a block party with Daniel Tiger. Meet Daniel Tiger and local fire fighters and police officers and explore the Magic House’s new Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit. This event is free for children 12 and under with a paid adult admission to the museum and the donation of a new book or package of diapers. Your donation benefits the East St. Louis Early Learning Partnership. No reservations are required.

Saturday, March 4, 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum
516 S. Kirkwood Rd., St. Louis

Last Chance to Enter Masterpiece Sweepstakes
March 15 is the deadline for a chance to win a seven-day, six-night trip for two adults from the U.S. to Great Britain. Go behind the scenes of Masterpiece film locations for Victoria, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey. Visit pbs.org/sweepstakes for details and to enter.

Do You Know a Teen Who Excels in Science?
Encourage a teen to apply for the Emperor Science Award program. The Nine Network is partnering with PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up to Cancer to find the next generation of cancer researchers. Applications for the program are due March 17. Visit to.pbs.org/emperoraward to learn more.

  PROGRAMS ON NINE PBS
Amazing Grace
The life story of Grace Steinberg Day, a pioneering female attorney who practiced family law in St. Joseph, MO, where she was the only female lawyer for more than 30 years. She represented hundreds of families in Northwest Missouri for 64 years, and earned numerous accolades.

Thursday, March 2, 10:00 p.m.
Mercy Street Season Finale
After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up. Foster and Samuel visit Foster’s family plantation, where they intervene in a difficult labor. The hospital staff unites to oust their hated chief. In Boston, Mary’s condition worsens.

Sunday, March 5, 7:00 p.m. 

Victoria Season Finale
In the season finale, Victoria is on the verge of delivering her first child. Then at 9:00 p.m., the Victoria After-Party gives the first season of this regal new series a royal sendoff with cast members and creators. Relive favorite scenes and special moments of Victoria’s dramatic story from ascending to the throne through courtship and marriage.

Sunday, March 5, 8:00 p.m. 

Feast TV: Regional Craft Brewing 
Tune in to drink in our member campaign beer special, during which you’ll have an opportunity to be among a select group who help craft a special Nine beer at 4 Hands Brewing on April 23 (this date is one day later than the date published in March/April nineMagazine). A limited number of tickets to the exclusive beer-creation event will be offered as thank-you gifts for contributions of $120 or more. This event is a partnership of the Nine Network, Feast TV, and 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Saturday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. (new date and time from what appeared in nineMagazine), repeats on March 8 and March 12 at midnight. 

Donnybrook 
Donnybrook continues its 30th anniversary season in March. The episode on March 9 is not a repeat as reported in nineMagazine.

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. 

The Legend of Stan the Man Musial
Jack Buck narrates this documentary about St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball great Stan Musial. See rare footage of record-breaking plays and hear anecdotes and personal observations from baseball’s legends.

Sunday, March 12, 2:30 p.m., repeats Tuesday, March 14, 9:00 p.m.

Independent Lens
The Bad Kids: An alternative school in the Mojave Desert gives at-risk students command of their own futures. Monday, March 20, 10:00 p.m.

Ovarian Psycos: A group of young women of color in Los Angeles confront racism and violence. Monday, March 27, 10:00 p.m.

Frontline: Iraq Uncovered
On the ground, in dangerous conditions, the film looks at the militias working with the military, the impact on civilians, and concerns about sectarian fighting erupting inside Iraq.

Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 p.m.

Show-Me Innovation 
Co-hosted by Nine’s Jim Kirchherr and Randy Mason from KCPT in Kansas City, this special looks at the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in Missouri’s economy by focusing on the stories of real entrepreneurs from around the state. Funding for Show-Me Innovation is provided by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Thursday, March 23, 10:00 p.m., repeats Monday, March 27, at 7:00 p.m., and March 30 at 10:00 p.m.

Dream On
Political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville to see if the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that the Frenchman observed in 1831 is alive and well in 21st-century America.

Saturday, March 25, 10:10 p.m.

Dead Reckoning: War, Crime, and Justice from WWII to the War on Terror
This three-hour series examines the evolution of postwar justice in investigating genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other atrocities, and in prosecuting the perpetrators.

Tuesday, March 28, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Nature: Yosemite
Join scientists, experts, and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings, and soar high in the air to see how global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses.

Wednesday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.