The Nine Network Invites the Public to Attend Free Taping of National Program

Gwen Ifill Brings Washington Week to St. Louis for a Broadcast From the Touhill on September 28


St. Louis, MOAugust 31, 2012— Fresh from originating programs at the Democratic and Republican conventions in Charlotte and Tampa, the long-running public television series Washington Week is coming to St. Louis. On Friday, September 28, the national broadcast of Washington Week with moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill will be taped before a live audience at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Touhill Performing Arts Center. The half-hour program will air that evening on Nine PBS at its usual time, 7:00 p.m., and be followed locally at 7:30 p.m. by Washington Week 2012 Town Hall St. Louis Edition.

The public is invited to the taping, which begins at 2:00 p.m. that afternoon. The 2012 elections will most likely dominate the “smartest conversation of the week” that Ifill has with  Washington Week’s panel of top journalists. Immediately after finishing the first program, Ifill will take questions from the audience during a second half-hour program, Washington Week 2012 Town Hall St. Louis Edition. The event will wrap up at 4:00 p.m.

The taping is free and open to the public, but attendees must have a ticket, available through or by phone at the Touhill’s box office, (314) 516-4949. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; audience members must be seated by 2:00 p.m.

Funding for Washington Week With Gwen Ifill and National Journal in St. Louis is provided by Boeing, the American Queen Steamboat Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS. The program’s national broadcasts are made possible by Boeing, Prudential Financial, Norfolk Southern, the American Queen Steamboat Company, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and the Annenberg Foundation.

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, Nine Academy,, and four dis-tinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community 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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