Public Is Invited to Preview Nine Network’s National PBS Documentary Homeland: Immigration in America  at Two Events, July 7 and 8

Filmmakers’ Seminar on Saturday Followed by Premiere Preview Event on Sunday; Part of Cinema St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase

 St. Louis, MOJune 20, 2012The Nine Network of Public Media will preview segments of its new documentary series Homeland: Immigration in America at two events, on July 7 and 8.  

First, the production team for Homeland: Immigration in America will show extended excerpts from the series and discuss the project at a free seminar on Saturday, July 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Centene Center for Arts and Education, 3547 Olive St. in Grand Center. The seminar will feature executive producer Leo Eaton (National Geographic Explorer, Frontline), series producer Anne-Marie Berger, series producer and writer Jim Kirchherr, and editor Frank Popper.

The next day, on Sunday, July 8 at 4:00 p.m., the documentary’s narrator, Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will moderate a discussion among the production team at a special premiere event at the Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar Blvd. in University City. Tickets for the free, 90-minute preview are available in advance at the Tivoli box office.

The three-hour documentary series, which will be broadcast on Nine PBS beginning July 11 and nationally by PBS later in the month, addresses key immigration issues facing our country through the lens of the upcoming 2012 election.

Homeland: Immigration in America is a production of the Nine Network of Public Media. Production support was provided by the Missouri Film Commission through the Missouri Department of Economic Development. More information about the series and engagement opportunities can be found at For more on how issues explored in Homeland affect the 2012 presidential election, visit

About the Nine Network of Public Media

The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy,, and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

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