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Operation Wild

Operation Wild

This three-part series follows veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to try to save animals’ lives. Find out how pioneering human medicine is transforming ways to look after animals in some of the most remote places on Earth, from the largest pop-up animal ER on the planet to a trailblazing skin graft on a South African rhino injured by poachers.

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


Science Matters

Science Matters

This half-hour 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. Some of the Wednesday science shows in July are Operation Wild (above), First Peoples, Nova, Life on the Reef (see below) and Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail (see below).

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


Martin Duggan on Donnybrook

Donnybrook

In this special, hour-long rebroadcast of the May 28 episode, Donnybrook regulars Charlie Brennan, Alvin Reid, Bill McClellan, Wendy Wiese and Ray Hartmann pay tribute to the show’s longtime provocateur and creator Martin Duggan, who passed away May 27.

Thursday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.


Infinity Hall Live

Infinity Hall Live

This eight-part series offers authentic and heartfelt performances taped in an acoustically perfect Victorian-era concert hall in Norfolk, Connecticut. Performers include folk-rock trio America, rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket and the eclectic Sadie & the Hot Heads, fronted by actress Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Grantham on Downton Abbey).

Thursdays, 10:00 p.m. beginning July 2


Lo-Fi Cherokee

Public Media Commons

Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy Lo-Fi Cherokee, a creative selection of music videos featuring local bands and solo acts shot over the course of a single day in St. Louis’ Cherokee neighborhood. A cash bar is available at this free event, part of First Fridays in Grand Center. The Public Media Commons, located between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio on Olive, recently won Alive magazine’s We Heart STL Best of the City Awards “Best New Arts Destination” AND was selected by St. Louis Magazine as “Best Public Space” in their A-List awards. 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, PublicMediaCommons.org.

Friday, July 3, 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Feast TV

Feast TV

Celebrate summer with stories about a pedal-powered bike cart selling handmade ice cream in flavors like black sesame, lemon gogi and chai; a place that concocts boozy cocktails; an artisan brewery using foraged and wild ingredients in its beers; and a spot where classics like the Chicago dog are served alongside kangaroo sausage and lamb biryani dogs.

Saturday, July 4, 2:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 5, 4:30 p.m.; Monday, July 6, 1:00 p.m.; Sunday, July 19, 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 26, 4:30 p.m.


Arts America

Great Performances

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. Coming this month are stories about Washington University’s Brain Works, tango ensemble Cortango Orquesta and Calder Lightness at the Pulitzer. On Sundays, the show kicks off a whole afternoon of arts. After Arts America on July 5, watch Great Performances at the Met: Les Contes d’Hoffman at 1:30 p.m. On July 12, it’s Night at the Symphony at 1:30 p.m. and American Masters: Harper Lee at 2:30 p.m. Another Great Performances at the Met airs July 19 at 2:00 p.m. featuring Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle. On July 26, don’t miss Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration With the LA Phil at 1:30 p.m., and at 3:00 p.m., a stage production of Driving Miss Daisy (see below).

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


A Capitol Fourth

A Capitol Fourth

Actor Bradley Whitford leads an all-star cast in a patriotic evening of music topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. Performers include Barry Manilow, country music group Alabama, singer/songwriter Nicole Scherzinger, KC and the Sunshine Band, piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and Robert Davi with a tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Saturday, July 4, 7:00 p.m.


Last Tango in Halifax

Sunday Nights on Nine PBS

7:00 p.m.  Last Tango in Halifax
8:00 p.m.  Masterpiece: Poldark
9:00 p.m.  The Crimson Field
10:00 p.m.  P.O.V.


Night at the Symphony

Night at the Symphony

Conductor David Robertson leads the symphony and cellist Alvin McCall in the performance of works by Copland, Ives and MacDowell. The Night at the Symphony series represents a unique collaboration with the Nine Network and the St. Louis Symphony.

Monday, July 6, 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 1:30 p.m.


Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria

Frontline

On July 7, Frontline: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria investigates the alarming rise of untreatable, antibiotic resistant infections. July 14 brings gripping, firsthand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS in Escaping ISIS. A special 90-minute Frontline on July 21, Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty, follows two journalists who set out to interview El Chapo Guzman, leader of one of the biggest drug cartels.

Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m.


Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

Now on a new night and time! This 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. Among the topics scheduled for this month: the state of St. Louis (July 10), summer concerts and festivals (July 17), development (July 24) and transportation troubles (July 31).

Fridays, 7:00 p.m. starting July 10


Ultimate Restorations

Ultimate Restorations

Over eight episodes, this series showcases the rescue and restoration of some of the most valuable mechanical icons built between 1880 and 1940, a high point in innovation and craftsmanship. Included are the world’s largest pipe organ, a 1920s fire engine, a railroad “fish car” and one of the first U.S. yachts to round Cape Horn.

Saturdays, 4:00 p.m. beginning July 11


Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Sit in on one-on-one conversations with some of today’s hottest actors as they discuss their craft and work.

Mondays, July 13 and 20, 10:00 p.m.


Nova: Chasing Pluto

Nova: Chasing Pluto

Nova captures New Horizon’s historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft’s nine-year, 3-billion-mile journey to reveal the first-ever detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar system.

Wednesday, July 15, 8:00 p.m.


Humanity from Space

Humanity From Space

Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the perspective of space, this two-hour special uses mind-boggling data and CGI to disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity.

Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 p.m.


Life on the Reef

Life on the Reef

This three-part series presents a unique and fresh angle on Australia’s greatest natural icon, the Great Barrier Reef, seen through the eyes of those who live, work and play in this natural wonderland, one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on Earth.

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. beginning July 22


Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy, comes to television with Tony Award and Oscar winners Angela Lansbury as Daisy Werthan and James Earl Jones as Hoke Colburn. Boyd Gaines reprises his Broadway role as Boolie Werthan. The performance was recorded in Australia at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne.

Sunday, July 26, 3:00 p.m.


The Bomb

The Bomb

Explore the most destructive invention in human history, the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. The documentary includes recently declassified footage showing the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of above-ground nuclear tests and interviews with those who hold firsthand memories of seeing the first mushroom clouds fill the skies.

Tuesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.


Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail

Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, an element that has profoundly shaped the past, will change the future and will exist long after humans have left the Earth. Filmed on five continents, this two-hour program delivers a gripping story of an ancient element’s footprint on the world.

Tuesday, July 28 and 29, 9:00 p.m.