Iconic series, events and specials make May 2013 a particularly exciting month for everyone who is tuned in to the Nine Network.

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The Revolutionary Optimists
Community Cinema

The Revolutionary Optimists
by Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen
May 1, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Free screening at the Missouri History Museum followed by a panel discussion led by an impressive group of youth leaders from the St. Louis area.

Amlan Ganguly teaches the children of Kolkata’s slums to become leaders in improving their own community’s health and sanitation.

Presented by the Nine Network and the Missouri History Museum, in collaboration with Independent Lens, ITVS and the Employees Community Fund of the Boeing Company.

Casey Nolen
Stay Tuned

Thousands are now becoming engaged in topics affecting our region, as Stay Tuned sparks important community conversations on air, online and through social media.

Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.

Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits

The only television show to receive the National Medal of Arts, which it was awarded in 2003, Austin City Limits has been going strong since 1976. May highlights include Coldplay 5/3, Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson 5/10, Arcade Fire 5/24, Radiohead 5/31.

Fridays at 10:00 p.m.

Saint Louis Art Museum


Sunday Arts

Join Patrick Murphy every Sunday afternoon for an experience with local and national arts. May highlights include the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Asian galleries 5/5 at 1:00 p.m.; Great Performances at the Met: Un Ballo in Maschera 5/12 and Rigoletto 5/19, both at 2:00 p.m.; and local arts leaders discussing the madness and the magic of collaboration at the Nine Network’s recent Arts Are Alive event 5/26 at 1:00 p.m. (The event and the broadcast are sponsored by PNC Bank and Brown Shoe Company.)

Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Selfridge
Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge

In the final episodes of Mr. Selfridge, the drama centers on three well known figures of the period, Arthur Conan Doyle 5/5, F.W. Woolworth 5/12 and polar explorer Ernest Shackleton 5/19.

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

Seeking Asian Female
Independent Lens

Three outstanding films in May from Independent Lens include The Island President 5/5, The Undocumented 5/12, and Seeking Asian Female 5/19, an award-winning documentary by St. Louis native Debbie Lum on the surprising romance of an American man and an Asian woman.

Sundays at 10:00 p.m.

Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option
Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option

Documentary about the extraordinary operation to smuggle six Americans out of Iran in 1980 – the true story on which this year’s Academy Award-winning film Argo was based.

Monday, May 6 at 9:00 p.m.

Moving with Grace
Moving with Grace

Former St. Louisan and NBC anchor Stone Phillips’ deeply personal documentary chronicling his family’s efforts to care for their elderly parents Vic and Grace Phillips.

Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

Constitution USA With Peter Sagal
Constitution USA With Peter Sagal

Public radio’s Peter Sagal breathes new life into civics as he travels across the country on a Harley-Davidson to find out why the U. S. Constitution has lasted more than 225 years and what the document means in the 21st century.  

Every Tuesday in May at 8:00 p.m.

Ted Talks Education
Ted Talks Education

John Legend moderates as a diverse group of speakers address the high school dropout crisis in short, high impact talks. Speakers include Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson and Geoffrey Canada. Part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a long term public media commitment, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and led nationwide by the Nine Network.

Tuesday May 7 at 9:00 p.m.

P. Allen Smith's Garden Home
P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home

Saturday afternoons on Nine PBS are mostly about home. And this month, P. Allen Smith visits our home town of St. Louis to show the groundskeeper at Busch Stadium how maintain a perfect lawn 5/11. Then he’s off to Monticello 5/18.

Saturdays at 12:00 noon

10 Buildings That Changed America
10 Buildings That Changed America

St. Louis is in the spotlight again as Louis Sullivan’s Wainwright building is featured in this one-hour special exploring ten American buildings that changed the way we live, work and play. The show’s host Geoffrey Baer and producer Dan Protess are well known for their WTTW productions on Chicago architecture.

Monday, May 13 at 9:00 p.m.

Third Annual Teen Talent Competition
Third Annual Teen Talent Competition

High school students from the St. Louis region performed at the Fox Theatre in the final round of competition in an event that annually showcases the incredible talent of young people in our area. The broadcast is underwritten by St. Louis Community College.

Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 17 at 10:00 p.m.

Deadline in a Disaster
Deadline in a Disaster

Two years ago, when a tornado devastated Joplin, Missouri, The Joplin Globe managed to cover the storm and deliver papers the next morning, exemplifying the resilience and strength that would characterize their community in the wake of our country’s costliest single tornado.  The broadcast of this documentary is underwritten by Mercy.

Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

NOVA: Manhunt-Boston Bombers
NOVA: Manhunt-Boston Bombers

NOVA follows the manhunt step by step, examining the role modern technology – combined with old-fashioned detective work – played in cracking the case as investigators transformed the chaos of the bombing into a coherent trail of clues.

Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Secrets of the Dead

Eisenhower's Secret War

Memorial Day Concert

In Harm's Way
Maggie's War

In Honor of Our Veterans

Throughout May we’re presenting some enlightening programs on the art and science of war as well as the courage and ingenuity of our soldiers.

Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers
Secretly recorded German POWs revealed secrets that helped Allies.
Wednesday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. and Friday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m.

Hitler on Trial
A young lawyer puts Hitler on stand to expose his hypocrisy and violence.
Friday, May 3 at 9:00 p.m.
Eisenhower’s Secret War
Eisenhower keeps the peace and runs for president during the Cold War and arms race.
Mondays, May 6 and 13 at 10:00  p.m.
The Ghost Army
How American GIs tricked the enemy in WWII with carefully crafted illusions.
Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Memorial Day Concert
Gary Sinise and Joe Montegna host a live concert from the U.S. Capitol in tribute to our men and women in uniform.
Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 and 8:30 p.m.
In Harm’s Way
The impact of the Vietnam War on the emotions, bodies, lives and beliefs of West Point graduates who went to war in 1967.
Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 p.m.
Maggie’s War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valor in World War II
The true story of the most decorated officer in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne.
Monday, May 27 at 9:00 p.m.

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