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Jack Galmiche

Jack Galmiche Wins Missouri NEA Award

Nine Network of Public Media President and CEO Jack Galmiche accepted the Horace Mann Friend of Education Award in television journalism from the Missouri National Education Association (MNEA) in April. The award honors Nine’s contribution to public education in the field of television journalism through its work on the national and local American Graduate initiative, Arts America, Science Matters, Stay Tuned, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash, the Nine Lab and other PBS educational content on air and online.


SciGirls

Local Teens on National SciGirls Series

Four 13-year-old girls from St. Roch School in the Central West End star in an episode of the national PBS series SciGirls. The series challenges real middle school girls and their professional mentor to become citizen scientists by using skills in science, technology, engineering and math. In the episode, Frog Whisperers, the girls volunteer with FrogWatch USA with guidance from Laura Seger of the St. Louis Zoo.

Friday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.


Feast TV

Feast TV

Focusing on innovation, Feast TV sits down with one of the world’s most famous and groundbreaking chefs, Ferran Adrià, whose art exhibition, Notes on Creativity, is on view at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art through August. Then the show looks at the creative spark behind the opening of St. Louis-based Strange Donuts and Seoul Taco’s shared space in Columbia, Missouri.

Saturday, May 2, 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 May 3, watch International Jazz Day at 2:00 p.m. On May 10, it’s Night at the Symphony at 1:30 p.m. and Best of the Boston Pops at 2:30 p.m. Watch Great Performances at the Met: Il Barbiere di Siviglia on May 17 beginning at 1:30 p.m. On May 24, don’t miss Loopdiver: The Journey of a Dance (1:30 p.m.), The Lincoln Awards: A Concert for Veterans & the Military Family (2:00 p.m.) and A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House (3:00 p.m.).

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


Carolands of California

The Heiress and Her Chateau: Carolands of California

This is a 98-year saga of a 98-room mansion, a three-dimensional window into life among America’s elite. Chateau Carolands was built by one of the richest women in the world to be her ultimate dream home, but it turned into a dramatic tale of wealth and ruin, love and loss, art and architecture—with a murder, an adult film and a couple of earthquakes along the way.

Sunday, May 3, 3:00 p.m.


Night at the Symphony

Night at the Symphony

David Robertson conducts pieces by Brahms, Rosas, Ravel, Alfven, Borodin, Bartók and Ginastera with featured violinists Eva Kozma and Silvian Iticovici. This monthly program is the result of a unique partnership between the Nine Network and the St. Louis Symphony.

Monday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.


Give STL Day

Give STL Day

Participate in Give STL Day on May 5 by donating $10 or more to the Nine Network. This annual 24-hours of local philanthropy, sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, encourages giving for all area nonprofits. For more information, visit givestlday.org.

Tuesday, May 5, all day


Frontline

Frontline

On May 5, Frontline presents the inside story of how the Ebola outbreak began and why it wasn’t stopped soon enough in Outbreak. On May 12, The Trouble With Chicken investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat—particularly poultry—and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat. Secrets, Politics and Torture on May 19 tells the dramatic story of the fight over the CIA’s controversial interrogation methods. Obama at War on May 26 goes inside the Obama administration’s struggle to deal with ISIS and the deadly civil war in Syria.

Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m.


Michael McMurtrey

Estate Planning Seminar

Michael McMurtrey, financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, talks about creating a plan for your loved ones and building a charitable legacy in your lifetime at this free, hour-long estate planning seminar at the Nine Network, 3655 Olive St. Call Terrie Davidson at (314) 512-9132 to reserve a spot.

Wednesday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.


Limited Partnership

Community Cinema

The Independent Lens documentary Limited Partnership, exploring gay rights through the story of a Filipino American and an Australian couple, will be screened Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Des Lee Auditorium at the Missouri History Museum as part of Nine’s Community Cinema series. The screening and discussion that follows are free and open to the public. The film will air on Nine PBS in June.

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.


Nazi Attack on America

Nova: Nazi Attack on America

Famed undersea explorer Robert Ballard investigates the wreck of a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that caught the U.S. unprepared and claimed 5,000 lives.

Wednesday, May 6, 8:00 p.m.


Science Matters

Science Matters

This half-hour Nine Network series explores the latest scientific developments in St. Louis and around the world. Each week it wraps up an evening of science programming on Wednesdays. On May 6, 13 and 20, it follows Super Skyscrapers, about the science of building tall,at 9:00 p.m. Every Wednesday, see Nature at 7:00 p.m. and Nova at 8:00 p.m.

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


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 scheduled for this month: Missouri legislative wrap-up (May 21) and jobs for young people (May 28).

Thursdays, 9:00 p.m.


Caring for Mom and Dad

Caring for Mom and Dad

This hour-long documentary, narrated by Meryl Streep, explores the emotional, health and financial challenges that many children face in caring for their aging parents. Another program on Nine also explores the parent-care issue. The Stone Phillips documentary Moving With Grace is rebroadcast May 4 at 10:00 p.m.

Monday, May 11, 10:00 p.m.


Animal Childhood

Nature: Animal Childhood

In every animal’s life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone. This Nature reveals the trials and tribulations of young animals all over the world as they prepare to leave home.

Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 p.m.


Foyle's War

Foyle’s War Concludes

World War II is over, and now the crime-solving adventures of Christopher Foyle come to a close with three final episodes acquired independently by the Nine Network for Foyle fans in St. Louis. John Mahoney of Frasier guest stars in these last Cold War episodes.

Friday, May 15, 22 and 29, 7:30 p.m.


The National Mall

National Geographic Bee 2015

Students from all 50 states compete for top honors in this geography quiz at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. See whether Missouri champ Nikhil Krishnan from Rockwood South Middle School in Fenton makes it into the top 10 for the final round.

Saturday, May 16, 8:30 a.m.


Matthew DeWitt

TOH Builds for a Vet

The This Old House crew goes rogue and builds a brand-new bungalow for wounded Iraq war veteran Staff Sgt. Matthew DeWitt and his family in New Hampshire. Three episodes detail how Homes for Our Troops constructs fully accessible houses for deserving vets.

Saturday, May 16, 23 and 30, 5:00 p.m.


American Ballet Theatre

American Masters: American Ballet Theatre: A History

Ric Burns’ documentary delves into the rich, 75-year history of one of the world’s preeminent ballet companies with intimate rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with American Ballet Theatre’s key figures including Misty Copeland, Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler.

Sunday, May 17, 4:30 p.m.


Public Media Commons

Public Media Commons

The Nine Network and St. Louis Symphony will present three live musical performances in the Public Media Commons this summer. First up on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. is Cortango Orquesta, a tango ensemble with a symphonic twist. The Public Media Commons is located between the Nine Network and St. Louis Public Radio on Olive. 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.

Monday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.


Teen Talent Showcase

Teen Talent 2015

Hundreds of teenagers from St. Louis-area high schools tried out, but only a few made it to this level of the annual competition. Watch the finals from the stage of the Fox Theatre in this hour-long Nine Network production underwritten by St. Louis Community College.

Saturday, May 23, 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 28, 10:00 p.m.