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Nine Network's Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at The Magic House
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Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

The Cat in the Hat returns to the Magic House for the Nine Network’s annual two-day party featuring games, crafts and local personalities reading from Dr. Seuss books including, on February 28 only, celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich at 2:45 p.m. Admission to the Magic House is $10, but children can get in free if they bring a new Seuss book ($5 minimum value) to donate to children in need. For more information, visit

Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Downton Abbey

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey and The Great British Baking Show

How long will Anna stay in jail? Can the remaining bakers pull off perfect petit fours? Fans will find answers to these two questions as Downton Abbey and The Great British Baking Show wrap up their current season.

Sunday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. (Baking) and 8:00 p.m. (Downton)

Science Matters

Science Matters

This new, half-hour Nine Network series explores the latest scientific developments in St. Louis and around the world. Each week it wraps up four hours of science programming on Wednesdays. On March 18, Nature presents the three-part Attenborough’s Life Stories at 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. On March 25, watch Nature: Ireland’s Wild River at 7:00 p.m.

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

Doc Martin's Portwen

Doc Martin’s Portwenn

Shot on location in Port Isaac, England, this new, behind-the-scenes look at Doc Martin features revealing interviews with cast members, a look at the town known as Portwenn, and a unique guided tour of the sets with producer Philippa Braithwaite.

Thursday, March 5, 8:00 p.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: science innovation (March 19) and cancer (March 26).

Thursdays, 9:00 p.m.

Feast TV

Feast TV

See what it’s like to chop, slice and dice with students at Hickey College’s culinary school. Then, spend a night on the line in Kansas City with David Ford of Port Fonda. At Truffles in Ladue learn the secrets behind the art of butchering. Finally, it’s time for a drink at Sycamore in Columbia, Missouri, where Aaron Rostad crafts cocktails with style.

Saturday, March 7, 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 March 22, watch La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema at 1:30 p.m. and Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso at 3:00 p.m. On March 29, enjoy Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato at 1:30 p.m.

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

Nine Night at the Symphony

Join us for Nine Night at the Symphony

March 13 is a special night at the St. Louis Symphony! Members of the Nine Network have the opportunity to purchase one ticket and get another ticket free. The exciting Symphony program is "Folk Dances: Brahms and Bartók," and Nine Network cameras will be there to record the program for a future broadcast. Just go to When you’re ready to purchase your tickets, enter promotion code NINENETWORK. Or, you can call or visit the St. Louis Symphony box office (314-534-1700) and use the promotion code. Not a member? Click here to become a member today.

City of Music

City of Music

Explore the legacy and contributions of St. Louis to America’s music heritage in this two-hour special broadcast in two parts. Some of St. Louis’ top musicians including Peter Martin, Denise Thimes, Kim Massie and Billy Peek are featured in this Nine Network production, hosted by singer and recording artist Brian Owens and shot at The Sheldon Concert Hall.

Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 p.m.

Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II

The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II

In the late 19th century, King Ludwig II of Bavaria created extraordinary and extravagant castles that were described at the time as “so ridiculous they are beyond all taste.” Visit these stunning palaces—among Germany’s biggest tourist attractions.

Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m.

Rick Steves Dynamic Europe

Rick Steves’ Dynamic Europe: Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin

Steves tours three of Europe’s most energetic capitals—Prague, Amsterdam and Berlin. In each city, Steves shares insights on art, culture and history, along with practical, experience-enhancing travel advice.

Tuesday, March 17, 9:00 p.m.

The Jewel in the Crown

The Jewel in the Crown

Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic 14-part series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II.

Fridays, 9:00 p.m., beginning March 20

The Politician's Husband

The Politician’s Husband

When Aiden Hoynes’ (David Tennant) political career comes to an abrupt halt as his wife, Freya’s (Emily Watson), simultaneously soars, the balance within their previously happy marriage irrevocably changes. This three-part drama shows what happens as Aiden desperately tries to cling to political and personal power.

Sunday, March 22, 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

180 Days: Hartsville

180 Days: Hartsville

This two-part documentary follows a year inside two elementary schools in South Carolina, a state where the school system is ranked 45th in the country, to see what happens when the small town of Hartsville makes strides by involving everyone in the community in their plan for education. Part of public media’s American Graduate initiative.

Sunday, March 22, 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Mr. Selfridge

Mr. Selfridge: A Celebration and Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge

Go behind the scenes with actors and production personnel of Mr. Selfridge in the 30-minute special Mr. Selfridge: A Celebration. It will get you ready for season three of the Jeremy Piven department-store drama that begins March 29 at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

James Baker-The Man Who Made Washington Work

James Baker—The Man Who Made Washington Work

James A. Baker III, now 84, was a central player in momentous events of the late 20th century. With candid testimony from Baker and firsthand accounts from former presidents Clinton, Carter and Bush Sr.; former secretaries of state Rice and Kissinger; former Vice President Cheney; and other Washington insiders, journalists and historians, this is an eye-opening story of power, persuasion and diplomacy at the highest levels.

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group

Mark Morris Dance Group: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Choreographer Mark Morris garnered international fame for this 1988 “work of genius” (The New York Times) set to Handel’s Baroque masterpiece, in which a colorful array of dancers embodies the ecstasy of art that transforms. Mikhail Baryshnikov hosts.

Sunday, March 29, 1:30 p.m.

Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife

Season four welcomes a new decade. Nurse Barbara Gilbert arrives at Nonnatus and, after a disastrous start, earns the respect of her colleagues by helping a new mother overcome difficulties. Also, Trixie faces one of the most emotionally draining cases of her career, and the Turners broker a domestic deal that breaks the mold for the 1950s and ’60s.

Sundays, 7:00 p.m. beginning March 29

Independent Lens: American Denial

Independent Lens: American Denial

Nine debuted this important film at our Community Cinema event at the Missouri History Museum in February. American Denial explores Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal’s landmark 1944 study of race and inequality in the United States. The next Community Cinema presentation, The Homestretch, about homeless teens, will be April 1. Check here for a complete Community Cinema schedule.

Sunday, March 29, 10:00 p.m.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

This three-part, six-hour film, executive produced by Ken Burns, tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the latest scientific breakthroughs. The local broadcast is supported by Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.

Monday, March 30–Wednesday, April 1, 8:00 p.m.

Twice Born

Twice Born—Stories From the Special Delivery Unit

Witness groundbreaking fetal surgery in this three-part miniseries that takes an intimate, inside look at the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where rare surgeries are performed on babies inside the womb.

Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. beginning March 31