Our July schedule offers the best in drama, science, history, public affairs, nature, the arts, and more.

Stay Tuned Wins

Stay Tuned Wins

This weekly Nine Network series just won St. Louis Magazine’s Editors’ Choice A-List award for best news programs! Tune in to see why – you can watch the show on air or online. Scheduled topics this month are entrepreneurship (July 10), development on the North Side (July 17) and midterm elections (July 24).

Thursdays, 9:00 p.m.


Time Scanners

Time Scanners

With cutting-edge technology that can “read” buildings, ruins and landscapes from ancient worlds, this new, three-part series reveals the physical and forensic history of pyramids, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the ancient desert city of Petra.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. beginning July 1


History Detectives

History Detectives Special Investigations

History Detectives returns with a new name, new mission and new detective: Kaiama Glover joins veteran detectives Tukufu Zuberi and Wes Cowan. Each episode goes on a deep dive into one historical whodunit. What caused the wreck on the Mississippi River of the SS Sultana after the Civil War (July 1)? Why did big band leader Glenn Miller vanish (July 8)? Were the grisly Austin Servant Girl Murders of the 1880s the country’s first serial killing (July 15)? And who really killed Jimmy Hoffa (July 22)?

Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m. beginning July 1


Frontline

Frontline

Sixty years after the Supreme Court declared separate schools for black and white children unconstitutional, Separate and Unequal on July 15 examines the comeback of segregation in America. Worth watching again are stories about the U.S.’s largest insider trading scandal (July 1), Pope Francis’ battle to right the path of the church (July 8), how poverty affects children (July 22) and how companies target teens (July 29).

Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m.


Nova

Nova

The science series reprises favorite stories from the past season: Ghosts of Murdered Kings (July 2), Mystery of a Masterpiece (July 9) and the four-parter Australia’s First Four Billion Years, about the natural history of the Land Down Under.

Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m.


A Capitol Fourth 2014

Happy Birthday to US on July 4

Join the country in celebrating the nation with these two specials. First, at 7:00 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m., A Capitol Fourth 2014 kicks off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) and featuring Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara. Then, Celebration at the Station at 11:00 p.m. presents the Kansas City Symphony performing a Memorial Day concert at K.C.’s Union Station.

Friday, July 4


Feast TV

Feast TV

Find out how vegetables are inspiring chefs and enticing diners to look at seasonal eating in a fresh, new way on visits to Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co. in Mansfield, Missouri; James Beard Award-winning chef Colby Garrelts at his Kansas City restaurant, Bluestem; and EarthDance Farms, a nonprofit in Ferguson dedicated to training the next generation of organic farmers.

Saturday, July 5, 2:00 p.m. and Monday, July 7, 1:00 p.m.


Arts America

Arts America

This weekly series showcases local arts stories from the Nine Network and PBS stations across the country. This month look for interviews with St. Lou Fringe founder Em Piro (July 5 and 6), Jessica Hentoff of St. Louis’ Circus Harmony (July 12 and 13), Franklin "Buzz" Spector of the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University (July 19 and 20) and COCA Executive Director Kelly Pollack (July 26 and 27).

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



La Boheme

Great Performances at the Met: La Bohème

Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo leads an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of Giacomo Puccini’s popular work, the most-performed opera in Met history. The production features a cast of hundreds, an onstage snow scene and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris.

Sunday, July 6, 1:30 p.m.


Vicious

Super Sundays

End a busy weekend with a night of great drama and comedy: Last Tango in Halifax (7:00 p.m.), Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour (8:00 p.m.) and Vicious (9:30 p.m.).

Sundays starting at 7:00 p.m.


Death in Paradise

Death in Paradise

Actor Kris Marshall joins the cast of this comedic drama about an idyllic Caribbean island with enough odd murders to keep an imported-from-London homicide detective busy full time.

Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. beginning July 12


Arts Are Alive at Nine

Arts Are Alive at Nine

The Nine Network hosted TED-style talks about innovation in St. Louis arts featuring Nine’s President & CEO Jack Galmiche and local arts leaders including Em Piro (St. Lou Fringe), Rick Dildine (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis) and Kelly Pollack (COCA).

Sunday, July 13, 1:30 p.m.


My Wild Affair

My Wild Affair

Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. beginning July 16


Sex in the Wild

Sex in the Wild

This four-part series, presented by anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans, examines the reproductive behaviors and biology of elephants, orangutans, kangaroos and dolphins—and takes an in-depth look at how they court, mate, give birth and raise their young.

Wednesdays, 9:00 p.m. beginning July 16


Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Dev Patel and Freida Pinto star in this 2008 hit film, which won eight Academy Awards, about a young man from Mumbai’s slums whose life experiences give him all the answers he needs to make a successful appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Viewer discretion is advised.

Saturday, July 19 and 26, 11:00 p.m.


Poirot

Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot

David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super-sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries in July and August. First up is The Big Four in which Poirot investigates the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.

Sunday, July 27, 8:00 p.m.



Dance for Me

POV: Dance for Me

Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In this film, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising dancers.

Sunday, July 27, 10:00 p.m.



Genealogy Roadshow

Genealogy Roadshow Is Coming to St. Louis

Season two of Genealogy Roadshow will include a visit to St. Louis. The Roadshow crew will be here August 22 and 23 to record the episode. If you have a question about a family legend or family link to a great American story, submit it at nineNet.org/GenealogyRoadshow.



Start Up

Start Up

In June, the production team from the entrepreneur series Start Up came to St. Louis to tape three episodes for the second season of the show. Look for Start Up to return to Nine PBS later this year.



Vehicle Donation

Car Donation Program

Thinking 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