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Feast TV

Feast TV

Celebrate the best of the best in St. Louis food with Feast magazine’s annual Feast 50, an introduction to eating and drinking in the Gateway City.

Saturday, August 2, 2:00 p.m. and Monday, August 4, 1:00 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 August 3 at 2:00 p.m., watch Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl. On August 31 at 1:30 p.m., Arts America is followed by a Great Performances at the Met presentation of Mozart’s comic masterpiece Cosi Fan Tutte.

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

Facing Forward

American Graduate

As part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative, two programs this month explore education challenges. Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District (August 3, 10:00 p.m.) is a 90-minute video document of a single day in an urban public school district, from sun up to long after sundown. Facing Forward: A Student’s Story (August 7, 10:00 p.m.) follows the struggles of 12-year-old Tyree, a smart and charming at-risk student at an academically rigorous charter school in Cleveland, Ohio.

Casey Nolen

Stay Tuned

Get involved in the issues! Every Thursday you can join the discussion via social media with host Casey Nolen and studio guests. Watch the show on air or online. Among the topics this month: school choice (August 7) and back-to-school issues (August 28).

Thursdays, 9:00 p.m.

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett’s Watergate

From 1972 to 1974, thanks to the Watergate scandal, talk-show host Dick Cavett and The Dick Cavett Show were at the forefront of national TV coverage. This special marks the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation with archival clips from the series in which Cavett interviews everyone from John Ehrlichman to Senator Howard Baker.

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

The Queen’s Mother in Law

The Queen’s Mother in Law

Princess Alice` of Battenberg is one of the least known and most interesting members of Britain’s royal family. Among her accomplishments, the remarkable mother of Prince Philip fought her way back from institutionalization in a mental hospital, saved a Jewish family from the Nazis, and found her own religious order.

Friday, August 8, 9:00 p.m. and Monday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.

Being Poirot

Being Poirot

As 25 years of playing one of television’s greatest icons comes to an end, David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of the great detective Hercule Poirot. In this entertaining and revealing documentary, Suchet allows the camera crew to follow him as he prepares for the emotional final days of filming on set.

Sunday, August 10, 8:00 p.m.

Doc Martin

Doc Martin: Behind the Scenes

This backstage peek at Doc Martin, produced after the success of the first season and never seen before outside the United Kingdom, offers exciting, unscripted glimpses of the cast.

Thursday, August 14, 8:00 p.m.

Time Team America

Time Team America

In this new season, the archaeological team has three days to get the dirt on long-buried (literally!) historical mysteries. First, they uncover the plantation in Maryland where the inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin lived (August 25, 10:00 p.m.). Next, they unearth telling artifacts in Georgia where a Civil War prison camp once stood (August 26, 7:00 p.m.). Then, in Colorado, the team finds out how people lived in one of the first settlements in North America (August 26, 8:00 p.m.). Finally in Oklahoma, they explore what 10,000-year-old bison bones reveal about the humans who hunted them (August 27, 10:00 p.m.).

Monday-Wednesday, August 25-27

Operation Maneater

Operation Maneater

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three deadly predators: the great white shark, Nile crocodile and polar bear. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose. As more people are killed or maimed, more animals are killed in retaliation. Evans wants to find ways to break this circle of violence. Also, watch Nova take a bite of the subject in an encore of Why Sharks Attack (August 27, 8:00 p.m.).

Wednesdays, 9:00 p.m. beginning August 27

James Blunt

Front and Center: James Blunt

The British singer-songwriter and five-time Grammy nominee showcases his hits including “You’re Beautiful,” “Goodbye My Lover” and “Same Mistake,” as well as songs from his fourth studio album, Moon Landing.

Thursday, August 28, 10:00 p.m.

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) is back for the seventh season of the popular crime series based on the novels of Caroline Graham. With his new sidekick, Sgt. Dan Scott (John Hopkins), Barnaby investigates the violent murder of a womanizing landowner, the burning of a clergyman at a festival, and the death of a prize-winning author.

Fridays, 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. beginning August 29


Masterpiece Mystery!: Breathless

Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Smash) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this three-part, stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (Downton Abbey) and Catherine Steadman.

Sundays, 7:00 p.m. beginning August 31

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.

Plum Landing

Where the Cool Kids Hang

Discover the hip side of PBS on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel, a winner of Webby Awards and kudos from Mashable, and home to original, super-short series like Pancake Mountain for kids and Bongo Bongo for language lovers. Also for kids, Plum Landing, an online series and free app for 6- to 9-year-olds.

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 23 and 24 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.

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