September Program Highlights
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The start of the Fall season brings new series, new seasons of popular series, specials, screenings, fairs, and festivals.
September 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 September we’re bringing you Arts Are Alive in STL—a stimulating experience with music, dance and visual arts by local and international artists.
St. Louis Speakers Series Starts Next MonthThe opening of the 2016-2017 season of the St. Louis Speakers Series is right around the corner. Don’t miss engaging talks by the trio of Michele Norris, Jason Riley and Morris Dees (Oct. 18); Ehud Barak (Nov. 1); Rita Moreno (Nov. 22); John Cleese (Jan. 24); Gen. Martin Dempsey (Feb. 28); Ted Koppel (Mar. 28); and Jon Meacham (April 18).
The lectures are held from 8:00–9:30 p.m., Powell Hall, St. Louis
First Fridays in the Public Media CommonsJoin us in the Public Media Commons for our September First Friday featuring video on the big screens of Lo-Fi Cherokee 2016, an annual event where local music, video, social media and St. Louis city culture are brought together and captured on video by Bill Streeter. Please bring chairs or blankets for seating.
Friday, September 2, starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
Nine at the Saint Louis Art FairWe look forward to meeting you at the Nine Network booth at the Saint Louis Art Fair in downtown Clayton. Our producers, staff and volunteers will be at the intersection of Forsyth and Meramec. On Friday at 8:00 p.m., our Stay Tuned crew will be taping the next week’s show. On Saturday and Sunday, have fun at our photo booth and meet Daniel Tiger and Super Why!.
Friday, September 9–Sunday, September 11. For fair times, visit saintlouisartfair.com.
Storytime in the CommonsWe invite you to join us for Storytime in the Commons, our free family reading program. Meet Daniel Tiger himself and read this month’s stories. We are pleased to be able to give a free book to each family courtesy of Bring Me a Book St. Louis. The event features visuals on our two-story screens, crafts, games, and other activities.
Storytime in the Commons is part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative and is presented in partnership with St. Louis Public Library. Please bring chairs and blankets for seating. This event is free, but registration is required at nineNet.org/storytime. Space is limited; we encourage you to check back if this event is at attendance capacity.
Saturday, September 10, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
Join Nine at MurmurationThe Nine Network is taking “Storytime in the Commons” and PBS Kids characters on the road to the new Murmuration Festival on the Cortex Campus. The festival combines the best in art, science, and technology. Find us in the Future Innovators Zone. Visit murmurationfest.com for schedule and tickets.
Friday September, 23–Sunday, September 25, Cortex Campus, 4320 Forest Park Ave., St. Louis
First Presidential Debate Live in the CommonsJoin your fellow citizens and watch the PBS NewsHour’s live coverage and analysis of this year’s first presidential debate from Hofstra University on the big screens in the Public Media Commons.
Monday, September 26, 8:00 p.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
DonnyBash LiveBe a part of Donnybrook fever as of one of public television’s longest-running, local public affairs programs kicks off its 30th anniversary on January 7, 2017. There is still time to renew your membership to the Nine Network (and ask a friend to join in the fun) to receive tickets to DonnyBash 2016. The Donnybrook panel and an audience of their biggest Nine Network fans will be live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center.
Go to nineNet.org for tickets now, call member services at (314) 512-9199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 29, 5:30–9:00 p.m., Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis
Celebrate the Arts at the Grand Center Arts FestivalThe Nine Network invites you to our neighborhood to attend our Grand Center Arts Festival in the Public Media Commons. The event will include live music, dance performances, and stories about Grand Center, produced by the Nine Network, shown on the giant screens in the Commons. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.
Please bring chairs or blankets for seating. The festival is free to attend, but registration is required at nineNet.org.
Friday, September 30, 7:00–9:00 p.m., Public Media Commons, 3653 Olive St., St. Louis
Plan AheadHave the ultimate night out under the stars at Wine98 in the Public Media Commons! Sample and purchase products from various wineries, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Event tickets include access to samples of both wine and food via the Wine98 Sample Pass. Additional food and beverage selections will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Nine Network.
Saturday, October 8. Tickets and information available starting September 9 at y98.com/wine.
Nova: 15 Years of TerrorFifteen years after the worst terror attack in history, Nova investigates the psychology of a terrorist. Can we understand what happens in the mind of a terrorist and intercede to stop the next attack?
Wednesday, September 7, 9:00 p.m.
Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking, Season 4The Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking is back for its fourth season. Pop-up feasts will be created in all-new locations in California, Maryland, Montana, North and South Carolina, and Washington, DC.
Saturdays, beginning September 10, 12:30 p.m.
Cook’s Country, Season 9Watch the new season premiere, and the final season with Chris Kimball as host. Learn how to make spicy cheese bread and old-fashioned, vanilla frozen custard.
Saturdays, beginning September 10, 1:30 p.m.
Great Performances at the MetFor the first time in a century, the Met stages The Pearl Fishers, George Bizet's lush, melodic romance.
Sunday, September 11, 2:30 p.m.
The Great British Baking Show MasterclassIn an adjunct to the popular competition series, Mary and Paul present short and sweet guides to baking success.
Sundays, beginning September 11, 5:00 p.m.
POV: All the DifferenceAnother film depicting the importance of education follows two young African-American men from Chicago’s South Side as they defy the odds to graduate from college.
Monday, September 12, 10:00 p.m.
The Contenders—16 for ‘16This eight-part series reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history.
Tuesdays, beginning September 13, 7:00 p.m.
Frontline: A Subprime Education/Omarina’s StoryA fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry and one girl’s journey from a public middle school to an elite New England private school, and on to college.
Tuesday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.
Forces of Nature: ShapeThis four-part series explores how we experience the consequences of the natural forces that keep Earth on the move. The first episode, Shape, is followed by Elements (Sept. 21), Color (Sept. 28), and Motion (Oct. 5).
Wednesdays, beginning September 14, 8:00 p.m. (four one-hour episodes)
American Graduate DayA live, four-hour national broadcast features stories of St. Louis-based American Graduate Champions and showcases the incredible work being done across the country to help kids succeed in school and in life.
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 p.m.
PBS NewsHour Weekend from St. LouisHari Sreenivasan will report from the Nine Network on the various ways schools and teachers are trying to improve student performance and engagement.
Saturday, September 17, 6:00 p.m.
POV: Kingdom of ShadowsCitizens and law enforcement pursue justice for victims of the violent drug war along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Monday, September 19, 10:00 p.m.
India—Nature’s WonderlandJoin wildlife biologist Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto, and mountaineer Jon Gupta as they explore India’s natural wonders in this new two-part series.
Wednesday, September 21 and 28, 10:00 p.m.
LutherA new British crime drama comes to Thursday nights. Luther, played by Idris Elba, is a brilliant but emotionally impulsive detective who is tormented by the dark side of humanity while hunting down murderers.
Thursdays, beginning September 22, 9:00 p.m.
Poldark, Season 2The two-hour premiere of the second season of the journeys of the 18th-century Cornwall adventurer Ross Poldark answers season one's tragic cliffhanger.
Premiere: Sunday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.
Regular time slot: Sundays, 8:00 p.m.
PBS NewsHour: Special ReportWatch live coverage and analysis of the first presidential debate from Hofstra University.
Monday, September 26, 8:00 p.m.
Frontline: The ChoiceThis election special offers dual biographies of the presidential candidates. "The Choice 2016" takes the long view, through sweeping panoramas of the biographies of Trump and Clinton.
Tuesday, September 27, 8:00 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. Cook up something special with Up in Smoke (September 3 & 4), Stir the New York Melting Pot (September 10 & 11), Pati’s Mexican Table (September 17 & 18), and crafters will not want to miss the Wisconsin Quilt Expo (September 24 & 25).
Nine World: Hispanic Heritage Month (available on Channel 9.3 and Charter 185)Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) on Nine World with a collection of groundbreaking documentaries and insightful profiles, highlighting the stories, people, music and issues that explore Latinos in America. 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