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Feast TV

Feast TV

Get into the kitchen and behind the bar with the region’s top chefs and bartenders. This episode celebrates the winners of the annual Feast 50 and will introduce you to the best of the best in local food and drink.

Saturday, August 1, 2:00 p.m.

Arts America

Virtuosity-The Cliburn

Arts America

Every Saturday (3:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1:00 p.m.) on Arts America, Patrick Murphy showcases arts in St. Louis and across the country. On Sundays, the show kicks off a whole afternoon of arts. After Arts America on August 2, watch young pianists compete in Virtuosity–The Cliburn (1:30 p.m.), then enjoy a musical cabaret in 66th & Broadway: Jennifer Sheehan (3:00 p.m.). On August 9, Joyce DiDonato stars in Great Performances at the Met: La Donna Del Lago (see below).

Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1:00 p.m.

Curious Traveler

Curious Traveler

In this six-part series, travel with host Christine Van Blokland to some of the most intriguing European and North American cities in the world to explore the hidden histories in their art, architecture, museums, monuments, houses of worship and city parks.

Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. beginning August 1

Mark Twain Finds His Voice

88 Days in the Mother Lode: Mark Twain Finds His Voice

Through Mark Twain’s own words from his letters home, his short stories, books and his autobiography, discover how three months in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains led to the writing of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and helped transform 29-year-old Sam Clemens into Mark Twain.

Sunday, August 2, 4:00 p.m.


Masterpiece: Poldark

Tune in for the dramatic final two-hour episode of Poldark as Ross (Aidan Turner) and his fellow villagers encounter disease and possible ruin.

Sunday, August 2, 8:00 p.m.

Night at the Symphony

Night at the Symphony

David Robertson conducts the St. Louis Symphony and Chorus in a performance of Carmina Burana. The Night at the Symphony series represents a unique collaboration with the Nine Network and the St. Louis Symphony.

Monday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.

Science Matters

Science Matters

This Nine Network series explores the latest scientific developments in St. Louis and around the world. Each Wednesday it wraps up an evening of science programming. On August 5, the lineup features Life on the Reef at 7:00 p.m., then Nova at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. On August 12, see Nature at 7:00 p.m., Nova: Ben Franklin’s Balloons at 8:00 p.m. and Secrets of the Dead: Ben Franklin’s Bones at 9:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Now on Friday evenings, the series continues to stimulate discussions on important issues as viewers join the conversation via social media with host Casey Nolen and studio guests. Watch the show on air or online.

Fridays, 7:00 p.m.

Stay Tuned
Living St. Louis
Public Media Commons

What’s Vital to STL

Stay Tuned and Living St. Louis

It’s been one year since the death of Michael Brown brought national and international attention to Ferguson, raising issues about police conduct, municipal courts, race and poverty. Nine’s series Stay Tuned and Living St. Louis explore how the region has learned, changed and been impacted since then. Watch Stay Tuned on August 7 and 14 at 7:00 p.m. and Living St. Louis on August 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Public Media Commons—Looking at Ferguson

The Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio will activate the Public Media Commons with a screening of community-created content centered on issues brought to the forefront by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. When mourners and protesters took to the streets last August, many declared Missouri the home of a “new civil rights movement.” Please join us to view these stories and participate in conversation and dialogue that will facilitate our ability to reflect on the events of the past year, the systemic challenges we face, and the future of our community as we continue to develop strategies and actions to improve our region.

The event, on Friday, August 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., is free and part of First Fridays in Grand Center.

La Donna del Lago

Great Performances at the Met: La Donna del Lago

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez headline this Rossini classic based on the work by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato sings the title role of Elena, the lady of the lake, with Flórez as Giacomo, the benevolent king of Scotland. Michele Mariotti conducts. The cast includes Daniela Barcellona in the trouser role of Malcolm, John Osborn as Rodrigo and Oren Gradus as Duglas.

Sunday, August 9, 1:30 p.m.

Beats of the Antonov

P.O.V.: Beats of the Antonov

Learn how music and dance bind a community in the war-ravaged Sudan region, where the people of the Blue Nile celebrate their survival and fight to maintain their heritage, even as bombs drop all around them.

Sunday, August 9, 10:00 p.m.


JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

Discover how LBJ worked behind the scenes to ensure JFK’s legacy by engineering two of the most important laws Congress ever passed, the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. This special examines how LBJ transformed America.

Tuesday, August 11, 9:00 p.m.


Feast TV Taste & See

Join us in the Public Media Commons Friday, August 21, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 2015 Feast 50 winners and kick off our new Feast TV Taste & See series of events in the Commons.

Highlights of the evening include live music and samples of amazing foods and beverages from some of this years’ winners, including Pappy’s, Mission Taco, Mai Lee, Strange Donuts, Chaumette Winery, 4 Hands Brewing Co., and Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.

You’ll also get a chance to meet Cat Neville and see some great Feast TV footage on the big screens in the Commons as we congratulate Feast Magazine on its fifth anniversary and pay tribute to our region’s robust food and beverage industry.

Feast TV Taste & See is a partnership of the Nine Network and Feast Magazine with presenting sponsorship from Wells Fargo Advisors.

Admission is $17 per person (includes service fees). Advance tickets are required. Click here.

And mark your calendars!
Upcoming Feast TV Taste & See events in the Public Media Commons are Friday, September 18 (Craft Beers and Charcuterie) and Friday, October 16 (Southern and Comfort Foods).

Father Brown

Father Brown—Saving Souls, Solving Crimes

This behind-the-scenes special was shot on location in the Cotswolds in the summer of 2014 and features both clips from the series and interviews with the production principals: Mark Williams (Father Brown), Sorcha Cusack (Mrs. McCarthy), Nancy Carrol (Lady Felicia), Alex Price (Sid Carter) and Tom Chambers (Inspector Sullivan).

Friday, August 21, 8:00 p.m.

The 442s

Live in the Commons

Bring your lawn chair for a free, live performance by the 442s, presented by the Nine Network and the St. Louis Symphony, and supported by the Whitaker Foundation. The 442s play a distinctive and innovative blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock music. As a special treat for kids, volunteers will be on hand with the Symphony’s Instrument Playground before the concert at 7:00 p.m. The Public Media Commons is located between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio on Olive. Stop by any time from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. You can also rent the space for special occasions. Check out the website,

Monday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.

Big Blue Live

Big Blue Live

Watch one of nature’s great “reality shows” live over three nights when scientists, filmmakers, animal behaviorists and other experts come together for two amazing weeks to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California. The multiplatform event will be anchored by four on-air correspondents from a reporting hub at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and from aboard NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries’ research vessels.

Monday, August 31–Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 p.m.

A Few Good Pie Places

A Few Good Pie Places and A Few Great Bakeries

Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from Maine to Minnesota. Meet crusty and flaky cooks who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross a lattice top. This celebration of apple, berry and sweet potato slices is followed at 10:00 p.m. by A Few Great Bakeries, a toast to bread bakeries including one with a wood-fired oven on Martha’s Vineyard, a Mexican bakery in Indiana, and a traditional family-run bakery in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 31, 9:00 p.m.