November Program Highlights

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Cozy up to some of the most engaging television of the year: from the story of cats to election night and Pearl Harbor. There is something for everyone! Find even more Nine PBS programs and a repeat schedule in nineMagazine.


Videos in the Commons

November Videos in the Commons

November is the launch of our cat videos in the Public Media Commons. Viewer-contributed cat videos and photos, along with Nature: The Story of Cats, will show in the Commons daily from 7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. after their debut at First Fridays in Grand Center on November 4.

Also on screen in November: The best in arts, the leisure life, and mouth-watering cuisine daily from 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
2016 Voters' Guide Watch Parties

2016 Voters’ Guide Program and Watch Parties

Before casting your vote, watch the Nine Network’s 2016 Voters’ Guide, hosted by Jim Kirchherr. The program will offer insight and analysis of local races with journalists from St. Louis Public Radio and other political experts. You can also head to one of three branches of the St. Louis County Library for a viewing party: Grant’s View (South County) – Room 2, Grand Glaize (West County) – Room 1, and Natural Bridge (North County) – Room 2. No registration required.

Monday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Gentlemen of Vision at St. Louis Film Fest

Gentlemen of Vision at St. Louis Film Fest

A special feature film version of the Nine Network’s acclaimed documentary will be shown at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The film celebrates a step team’s resilience and brotherhood, and demonstrates that caring, consistent adults can make a difference in the life of teens. After the film, the team will perform and a Q&A session will be held.

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m., Ritenour Auditorium, 9100 St. Charles Rock Rd., St. Louis
Wild Kratts

Wild Kratts Live

Experience the hit PBS Kids series Wild Kratts live-on-stage. The Kratt Brothers bring their astounding “creature” fundamentals, infectious excitement and inspiring quests to the Peabody Opera House stage for two shows. Purchase tickets online.

Sunday, November 13, 1:00 p.m.; second show at 4:30 p.m.
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Please join others in our community in supporting the Nine Network on Giving Tuesday, a day created to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities. It’s an easy and meaningful way to give back to the nonprofits and the causes you support. Your generosity will help sustain the Nine Network as a vital educational, cultural, and entertainment source for the entire St. Louis region.

Tuesday, November 29, all day


The Story of Cats

Nature: The Story of Cats

The two-part The Story of Cats tells the story of the most popular pet on earth. The series offers an eye-opening and entertaining insight into the relationship between big cats in the wild and our domestic pussycats, and the feline species’ journey from the jungles of South East Asia to the African savannah and, ultimately, into our homes.

Wednesday, November 2 and November 9, 8:00 p.m.
Treasures of the Earth

Nova: Treasures of the Earth

Treasures of the Earth: Gems, Metals, and Power is a three-part series that takes you on a journey deep inside Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, how they have allowed humankind to progress and build great civilizations, and what the future holds for them.

Wednesdays: November 2 at 9:00 p.m. (Gems), November 9 at 9:00 p.m. (Metals), November 16 at 8:00 p.m. (Power, note earlier start time)
Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

The Nine Network’s weekly series Stay Tuned takes old-fashioned community conversation to a new-fashioned level, hosted by Casey Nolen.

Friday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.: Election Preview
Friday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.: Election Roundup
USO - For the Troops

USO–For the Troops

Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.

Monday, November 7, 9:00 p.m.
NewsHour Election Night

PBS NewsHour Election Night 2016

PBS NewsHour’s managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor live coverage of election results with the NewsHour’s analysts and correspondents.

Tuesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
Night at the Symphony

Night at the Symphony

In November, Night at the Symphony moves to the second Monday of the month. Produced by the Nine Network in a unique partnership with the St. Louis Symphony, tune in as the symphony performs Brahms, Rosas, Ravel, Alfven, Borodin, Bartok, and Ginastera.

Monday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Soundbreaking is an eight-episode series that explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on the modern world. It combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated musicians, producers and innovators with rare archival studio footage and an extensive musical soundtrack.

Weeknights, November 14–23, 9:00 p.m.
Black America Since MLK

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., this four-part series offers a fresh examination of key events and turning points in American race relations and black history over the last five decades.

Tuesday, November 15 and 22, 7:00 p.m.
Splash and Bubbles

Splash and Bubbles

The new animated series Splash and Bubbles is designed to introduce the concepts of ecological balance and the importance of taking care of the ocean to kids ages 4-7. The series focuses on themes of diversity, individuality, interconnectedness, and the celebration of learning and discovery.

Premiere: Wednesday, November 23, at 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (afternoon repeat date is a nineMagazine correction)
Monday–Friday at 9:00 a.m. beginning November 24; Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 a.m. beginning December 3.
USS Oklahoma-The Final Story

Pearl Harbor–USS Oklahoma–The Final Story

Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma, the only battleship to capsize during the Pearl Harbor attack. Examine new details about what may have caused the ship to overturn and hear stories from Oklahoma survivors and families of those lost.

Wednesday, November 23, 8:00 p.m.
Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

The Thanksgiving broadcast of a new film adaptation of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew, played by Martin Sheen, is a special treat for the whole family.

Thursday, November 24, 7:00 p.m.
Encore presentation at 10:30 p.m.
Show Me 66

Show Me 66: Main Street through Missouri

Equal parts travelogue and historical narrative, Show Me 66 explores the sights and landscapes found along Route 66 in Missouri. Produced by the Missouri History Museum, the documentary features stories ranging from the birth of the road in Springfield to the effects of World War II and the interstate highway system, and the rediscovery taking place today.

Saturday, November 26, 7:00 p.m.
John Denver: Country Boy

John Denver: Country Boy

Discover the man behind the music in this intimate profile of the legendary popular singer-songwriter. His life and legacy are explored with friends, former wives and managers, family members, and musicians who toured with him for decades.

Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.
Vehicle Donation

Vehicle 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