Simon Schama

The Story of the Jews With Simon Schama: A Leap of Faith

The last three episodes of the compelling new series take us through Jewish integration into modern life in Europe, the ghosts of prejudice, the lost world of the shtetl and finally how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have changed what it means to be Jewish.

Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Your Inner Fish

Think Wednesdays – Nature, Nova and Your Inner Fish Explore Living Creatures

Your Inner Fish, a great series debuting this month, looks at human DNA to find our inner fish (4/9), reptiles (4/16) and monkeys (4/23). But for Nature and Nova, it’s all about non-human beings, as we enter the worlds of white falcons, white wolves and wild predators (4/2); bionic pets (4/9), animal minds (4/9, 16 and 23), the mule deer (4/16), snow monkeys (4/23), and even a look at the love life of animals and the incredible journey of butterflies (4/30).

Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (except 4/2 Secrets of the Dead at 9:00 p.m. and 4/9 Civil War: The Untold Story at 10:00 p.m.)

Doc Martin

Doc Martin

The new season is up and running with the irascible Doc Martin and the quirky residents of Port Wenn. The Nine Network was one of the first stations to air the series in America in 2010 and was recently part of a New York Times article on the show’s climb to success across the country.

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Casey Nolen

Stay Tuned

Every Thursday evening we convene the community for a discussion on a current topic of local interest. Get involved in the issues. Watch the show on air or online. And join the discussion with host Casey Nolen and studio guests via social media.

Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.

Sheryl Crow

Live from the Artists Den

This acclaimed series features popular recording artists performing in non-traditional settings. This month, we’ll experience performances by the French band Phoenix in an Austin high school gym (4/3), Missouri native Sheryl Crow in the ornate Grand Ballroom of The Plaza in New York City (4/17), and Sara Bareilles in the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles (4/24).

Thursdays at 10:00 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. This month some of the local highlights include Art Fusion interviews with Opera Theatre’s Timothy O’Leary and Jazz St. Louis’ Gene Dobbs Bradford (4/5, 6), the Black Rep’s Ron Himes (4/12, 13), and the resurrection of swing dancing in St. Louis (4/19, 20). National highlights include an Oregon designer’s wearable works of art (4/5, 6) and the iconic Art-A-Whirl in Minneapolis (4/19, 20).

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


Great Performances at the Met

First it’s Patricia Racette in the title role of Tosca, the jealous diva, with Roberto Alagna as her lover (4/6 at 1:30 p.m.). Then, James Levine conducts Falstaff (4/27 at 2:00 p.m.), Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, with Ambrogio Maestri in the role of Sir John Falstaff, a fictional character who appears in operas by Giuseppe Verdi and Otto Nicolai and in three plays by William Shakespeare.

Sunday afternoons, April 6 and 27

Civil War: The Untold Story

Civil War: The Untold Story

This new documentary series, narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), examines the war in the strategic lands between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River, from the battle of Shiloh to Sherman’s capture of Atlanta and his march across Georgia to Savannah. The five episodes will be shown on consecutive nights.

April 6 through 10 at 10:00 p.m.


Independent Lens and Community Cinema

Medora, Indiana, is a once-booming community beset by a crippled economy and a dwindling population. The film “Medora” (4/6 at 11:00 p.m.) is a personal look at small-town life, following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team as its struggles to compete parallel the town’s own fight for survival.

Other Independent Lens films on Nine PBS in April are “Brothers Hypnotic” (4/13 at 10:00 p.m.) and “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” (4/20 at 10:00 p.m.), and "Muscle Shoals" (4/21 at 9:00 p.m.).

Attend the Nine Network’s free Community Cinema screening of “Medora” on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. at the Missouri History Museum.

Sundays at 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Women of Soul

In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul

The President and First Lady invite music legends and contemporary major female artists to the White House for a celebration of the great "foremothers" of American music, with songs expressing the struggles and achievements of women.

Monday, April 7, at 9:00 p.m.

The Dave Clark Five

The Dave Clark Five—Glad All Over

Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder, Diionne Warwick and others share their memories of how the music of the 1960s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever.

Tuesday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m.

Jason Isbell

Live From Lincoln Center

Back-to-back episodes of Live From Lincoln Center bring us Tony-winner James Naughton performing the songs of Randy Newman and a rare intimate performance by the guitarist and roots rock singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Sunday, April 13, starting at 2:00 p.m.

The Bletchley Circle

The Bletchley Circle

The fascinating series returns for a second season with one of the brilliant women of Bletchley Park going to prison, one being abducted, and the others putting their brains together to figure out what’s behind it and how to save their friends.

Sundays at 9:00 p.m. starting April 13

Bill Cosby

Pioneers of Television

The popular series returns with "Standup to Sitcom" (4/15) featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Bill Cosby and others; "Doctors and Nurses" (4/22) with a look back to the TV roles of Richard Chamberlain and George Clooney; and "Breaking Barriers" (4/29), the story of people of color on American television.

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. starting April 15

The Address

The Address and Lincoln@Gettysburg

Ken Burns tells the moving story of a tiny school in Vermont where each year the students memorize and recite Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Then, Lincoln@Gettysburg tells the story of how Lincoln used the telegraph much like the internet to manage his messages.

Tuesday, April 15, at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Victory Garden's Edible Feast

Victory Garden’s Edible Feast

Saturdays on Nine PBS beginning at 9:30 a.m. are for adults who like to keep fit, eat well, create, learn and be entertained. And the new series Victory Garden’s Edible Feast fits right in, as 2013 James Beard Award-winning filmmaker and chef Daniel Klein travels across the country to meet gardeners, farmers and food producers who are contributing to sustainable practices.

Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. beginning April 19

A Fierce Green Fire
Water Matters

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire

Inspired by the book of the same name, this film explores the environmental movement, encompassing grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years. The documentary brings to light vital stories of the environmental movement, where people fought — and succeeded — against enormous odds. The Los Angeles Times referred to the film as "nothing less than the history of environmentalism itself."

Also watch for Nine Network features on water as part of the community partner initiative Water Matters.

Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Solitary Nation


Two episodes of Frontline in April look at prison life. “Solitary Nation” (4/22) gives us an intimate view of life in solitary confinement through the stories of inmates and officers. And “Prison State” (4/29) investigates the impact of mass incarceration in America with a focus on one community in Kentucky.

Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m.

Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle

Ruben Salazar joined the Los Angeles Times when the staff was nearly 100 percent white, but refused to be pigeonholed as the “Mexican reporter.” This documentary examines his life and mysterious death.

Tuesday, April 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Sid the Science Kid

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit

Visit this exciting, interactive exhibit to investigate, explore and discover Sid’s world full of scientific adventures. The exhibit was created by The Magic House in collaboration with the Jim Henson Company.

At The Magic House (and watch Sid the Science Kid on Nine PBS weekdays at 11:00 a.m.)

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