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Public Media Commons

Public Media Commons Opens to the Public

The 9,000-square-foot open-air media environment between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio opens Saturday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m.

  • Spectacular two-story video
  • Entertainment and Interactivity
  • Music by Sleepy Kitty and The Reverbs
  • Food Trucks

The opening event is free, but reservations are required. Reserve your tickets online now at

For more information, click here.



After extensive news coverage of events in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown, the Nine Network is bringing young people and community leaders together for conversations about change. These programs are part of the American Graduate initiative.

Stay Tuned was simulcast with NewsChannel 5 in a special edition,“Catalyst for Change,” on August 28, and a full evening with Donnybrook, Stay Tuned and PBS NewsHour on August 21.

On Living St. Louis, Monday, September 1, at 7:00 p.m. Ruth Ezell explores the complicated racial history of Ferguson.

For more on the ongoing conversations, visit

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned talks to teachers in a “Back to School” special.                          

Thursday, September 4, 9:00 p.m.

Cuba's Secret Side

Cuba’s Secret Side

Filmmaker Karin Muller hitchhiked throughout Cuba for three months, getting to know fishermen, farmers, doctors and the inside of a few jails. See a side of Cuba that few foreigners get to view in this two-part documentary.

Monday and Wednesday, September 1 and 3, 10:00 p.m.

Start Up

Start Up

Season two of this series about start-up businesses launches September 6, but the real fun commences in October when the episodes recorded in St. Louis begin! Read more about the producers’ St. Louis experience in nineMagazine here.

Saturdays, 3:00 p.m., beginning September 6

Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story

Enemy of the Reich:
The Noor Inayat Khan Story

Noor Inayat Khan was a Sorbonne-educated Indian-American who put her life on the line during World War II as a daring spy who died fighting the Nazis. This documentary recounts her bravery.

Tuesday, September 9, 7:00 p.m.

Robin Williams Remembered

Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special

Robin Williams gave one of his last full-length interviews for this series. The special includes never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him.

Tuesday, September 9, 8:00 p.m.

The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts

Ken Burns’ long-anticipated, epic, seven-part documentary about the impact of Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt on American history debuts.

Sunday-Saturday, September 14-20, 7:00 p.m.

Masterpiece: Miss Marple

Masterpiece: Miss Marple

Enjoy three new mysteries featuring Agatha Christie’s delightful sleuth Miss Marple (Julia McKenzie).

Sundays, September 21, 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and September 28, 8:00 p.m.

Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

In a new, second season, Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps famous people, including Stephen King, Ben Affleck, Sting, Tina Fey, Sally Field and Derek Jeter, identify long-ago relatives.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., beginning September 23

The Boomer List

American Masters: The Boomer List

In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 19 iconic baby boomers, one born each year of the 1946-1964 baby boom, illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during those years. Participants include Billy Joel (1949), Amy Tan (1952) and Erin Brockovich (1960).

Tuesday, September 23, 8:00 p.m.


Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, a Nature Special Presentation

Take an intimate, emotional and sometimes amusing peek inside the lives of three penguin species in this three-parter recorded with the help of 50 animatronic cameras disguised as birds, eggs and rocks.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., beginning September 24

Resurrecting Richard III

Secrets of the Dead:
Resurrecting Richard III

In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones and conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.

Wednesday, September 24, 9:00 p.m.

Sweeney Todd

Live From Lincoln Center: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert With the New York Philharmonic

Relish the performances of Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and Tony winner Christian Borle (Smash) in Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller, staged in March 2014 to a sold-out crowd at Avery Fisher Hall. This begins the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Friday, September 26, 10:00 p.m.

American Graduate Day

American Graduate Day

The national American Graduate initiative, led by the Nine Network, devotes this seven-hour broadcast to engaging the entire country around improving graduation rates. Join the conversation via Twitter at #AmGradSTL and become an American Graduate champion.

Saturday, September 27, 10:00 a.m.



Groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence — war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics — relate their struggles, triumphs and contributions as they reshaped and transformed the landscape of their chosen vocations.

Tuesdays, 8:00 p.m., beginning September 30

Memories of Nine

Memories of Nine

Join the celebration of Nine’s 60th anniversary year by sharing your memories of Channel 9/KETC/Nine Network. How has Nine inspired a thought, changed a perception, entertained a child, launched a journey, built a friendship, taught a lesson or tickled your imagination? Do tell! Email, phone (314) 512-9617 or write to Memories, Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108.

Trash or Treasure

Trash or Treasure

Aunt Sadie’s werewolf lamp — can you sell it for lots of money, or must you pay someone to cart it to the dump? The professional appraisers at Nine’s annual Trash or Treasure event will offer good advice about everything from armoires to xylophones — including lamps — on Saturday, November 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the nearby Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois. Click here for more information and tickets.

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