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From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015

From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

Ring in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of guest conductor Zubin Mehta, and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Julie Andrews returns as host.

Thursday, January 1, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.


Billy Joel

Billy Joel: Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

Performances by Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Boyz II Men, Gavin DeGraw, Josh Groban, Natalie Maines, John Mellencamp, LeAnn Rimes and Kevin Spacey celebrate Joel’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. This 90-minute special includes a dance performance from Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out.

Friday, January 2, 8:00 p.m.


Feast TV

Feast TV

Join a roundtable in Kansas City featuring seven of the city’s most acclaimed chefs. Then, in Lawrence, Kansas, meet the innovators behind 25-year-old Free State Brewing, the first legal brewery in Kansas after the state banned alcohol in 1881. And finally, learn how Corey Smalle took St. Louis’ Strange Donuts from concept to power brand in less than a year.

Saturday, January 3, 2:00 p.m.


Arts America

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 January 4, enjoy Encores! Great Performances at the Met at 1:30 p.m., then Jackie Evancho: Awakening–Live in Concert at 3:00 p.m. On subsequent Sundays, it’s American Voices With Renee Fleming (January 11, 1:30 p.m.), Le Nozze di Figaro (see listing below, January 18, 1:00 p.m.), and Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn (January 25, 1:30 p.m.).

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


Homeland: Immigration in America

Homeland: Immigration in America

This three-hour documentary series produced by the Nine Network explores the contemporary story of immigration in America. It’s an ongoing national issue that plays out daily in the lives of people in communities across the country. The series presents contemporary stories of immigrants and those who confront them, help them, employ them and craft legislation that affects them.

Saturday, January 3, 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.


Great British Baking Show

Great British Baking Show

See why this series is such a huge hit in England! Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, search for Great Britain’s best amateur baker by testing 12 competitors’ skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.

Sundays, 7:00 p.m. and Fridays, 10:00 p.m. (1/9 at 10:30 p.m.)


Downton Abbey

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 5

This Emmy Award-winning drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on the denizens of an English country estate. Don’t miss what’s next for Mary, Edith, Anna, Robert, Cora, Violet, Thomas, et al. Stay tuned at 9:15 p.m. on January 4 for The Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special, with the series’ historical advisor.

Sundays, 8:00 p.m., beginning January 4


Night at the Symphony

Night at the Symphony

In a unique partnership, the Nine Network and the St. Louis Symphony have combined resources to produce this new, monthly television series. Each hour-long program will highlight specially selected Symphony performances beginning with Conductor Cristian Macelaru leading the orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky evening of music.

Monday, January 5, 7:00 p.m.


Frontline

Frontline: Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA


Frontline investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With firsthand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, this documentary examines why, despite the national trauma over gun violence, Washington hasn’t acted.

Tuesday, January 6, 9:00 p.m.


Rich Hill

Independent Lens: Rich Hill

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary, this film follows the struggles of three boys in the economically depressed Missouri town of Rich Hill.

Sunday, January 11, 10:00 p.m.


Genealogy Roadshow
Genealogy Roadshow

Genealogy Roadshow Series and Nine Network Event

St. Louis is featured in two episodes of the upcoming Genealogy Roadshow series filmed at Central Library and Union Station earlier this year.

We’re happy to invite you to join us in the studio for a special screening of the Union Station episode Monday, February 2, at 7:00 p.m.  Roadshow genealogist Josh Taylor will be with us to share behind-the-scenes stories and answer questions. The event is free, but you must register at GenealogyRoadshowSTL.EventBrite.com.

The series also takes us to New Orleans and Philadelphia on an emotional journey using history and science to uncover fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past links to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. beginning January 13


Science Matters

Science Matters

This new, half-hour Nine Network series explores the latest scientific developments in St. Louis and around the world. Producer and host Jim Kirchherr investigates local topics; national science stories come from PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan.

Wednesdays, 10:00 p.m., beginning January 14


Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned

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 this month: a legislative session forecast and Ferguson report (January 15), a school transfer update (January 22) and public health issues (January 29).

Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.


Le Nozze di Figaro

Great Performances at the Met: Le Nozze di Figaro

James Levine conducts Mozart’s classic domestic comedy, newly set in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering countess, and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy, Cherubino.

Sunday, January 18, 1:00 p.m.


Grantchester

Masterpiece Mystery!: Grantchester

This new series, set in the placid village of Grantchester, England, features James Norton as the young, charismatic vicar who becomes an amateur investigator and works alongside the gruff local police inspector played by Robson Green.

Sundays at 9:00 p.m. beginning January 18


Odd Squad Saves the World

Odd Squad Saves the World

In this hour-long Odd Squad special, Olive and Otto must locate a treasure chest that Oscar buried, the gang must avoid a series of booby traps in order to shut off the alarm system, Olive and Otto each explain to Ms. O how a case went wrong, and the agents throw a surprise party for Ms. O.

Monday, January 19 7:00 a.m.


Ripley: Believe It or Not

American Experience: Ripley: Believe It or Not

LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression. His obsession with the odd and keen eye for the curious made him one of the richest men in the country. This is the story of the man who popularized the iconic phrase “Believe it or not,” – a challenge that’s still hard to resist.

Monday, January 19, 10:00 p.m.


Nova: Sunken Ship Rescue

Nova: Sunken Ship Rescue and Sinkholes–Buried Alive

“Things that sink” is a theme this month on Nova. On January 21,the show follows the epic operation to move the Costa Concordia cruise ship from its precarious perch on the edge of an underwater cliff, where it landed after running aground and capsizing off the coast of Italy. On January 28, Nova uses video of collapses to illustrate the growing worldwide hazard of sinkholes so large they’ve swallowed highways, apartment buildings, horses, camels and even golfers.

Wednesdays, January 21 and 28, 8:00 p.m.


Ricky Jay

American Masters: Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

For the first time in the series’ 29-year history, American Masters profiles a magician: Ricky Jay, one of the world’s greatest conjurers, a best-selling author, historian and actor. Narrated by Dick Cavett, the documentary also features rare footage of some of the most influential magicians of the 20th century.

Sunday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.


Public Media Commons

Public Media Commons

The Public Media Commons has become a site for a wide range of events. This only-in-St.-Louis media environment, located between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio on Olive, will stimulate your senses. 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!


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? Email memories@ketc.org, phone (314) 512-9617 or write to Memories, Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108.



Vehicle Donation

Car Donation Program

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