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Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Rise of the Black Pharaohs

Around 800 B.C., Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This unlikely chapter of history has been buried by the Egyptians and was belittled by early researchers, but now, archaeologists are finding indisputable evidence of an advanced African society to rival the Egyptians’.

Wednesday, October 1, 9:00 p.m.


Stay Tuned

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: water infrastructure (October 2) and traditional and social media in Ferguson (October 9 and 16).

Thursdays, 9:00 p.m.


Dropping Back In

Dropping Back In

A diverse group of former dropouts tell their personal stories, including Kellie Blair Hardt, who was homeless as a child and is now an award-winning teacher, and students at Pedro Albizu Campos High School in Chicago, where a community-based curriculum incorporates Puerto Rican culture. This program is part of the Nine Network’s American Graduate initiative.

Thursday, October 2, 10:00 p.m.


Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years

Celebrate 40 years of this American musical institution with hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, including performances by Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Foo Fighters, Alabama Shakes, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Buddy Guy and more. A PBS Arts Fall Festival program.

Friday, October 3, 9:00 p.m.


Start Up

Start Up

Season two of this series about start-up businesses features episodes recorded in St. Louis at Strange Donuts, Orbit Pinball Lounge, Made for Freedom and, in Edwardsville, Cleveland-Heath restaurant. The local-focused episodes begin October 25. Read more about the producers’ St. Louis experience in nineMagazine here.

Saturdays, 3:00 p.m.


Inspector Lewis

Masterpiece Mystery!: Inspector Lewis

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the Inspector Lewis series. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life until he’s asked to team up with his old colleague again.

Sundays, 8:00 p.m. beginning October 5


Great Estates Scotland

Great Estates Scotland

This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the workings of some of Scotland’s most magnificent country estates through the eyes of the current owners, the ghillies, the gardeners and the housekeepers, not forgetting the paying guests who frequent these stunning country estates.

Sundays, 9:30 p.m. beginning October 5


The Genius of Marian

P.O.V.: The Genius of Marian

After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, her eldest son records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer’s herself and died in 2001. This film was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Sunday, October 5, 10:30 p.m.


Frontline

Frontline

Thorough documentaries about important topics: Death by Fire 2 (October 7) investigates whether Texas executed an innocent man. The Trouble With Antibiotics (October 14) explores the use of drugs in food animals. Losing Iraq (October 21) examines U.S. missteps since 2003. The Rise of ISIS (October 28) investigates miscalculations that empowered the terror organization.

Tuesdays, 9:00 p.m.



Why Planes Vanish

Nova

Nova: Why Planes Vanish tells the inside story of the search for Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 and meets the key players from all corners of the globe who have spent months searching for the lost plane. Stay tuned at 9:00 p.m. for Nova: Surviving Ebola, about fighting the epidemic. It includes interviews with patients who describe what it’s like to catch and survive the disease.

Wednesday, October 8, 8:00 p.m.


DonnyBash

DonnyBash

Donnybrook fans unite in person every year at this special, hour-long live broadcast from the stage of The Sheldon, featuring regulars Charlie Brennan, Wendy Wiese, Alvin Reid, Ray Hartmann and Bill McClellan. Tickets are still available by calling (314) 512-9199 or (800) 729-9966.

Thursday, October 9, 7:00 p.m.


The Nance

Live From Lincoln Center: The Nance Starring Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane stars in this acclaimed Tony Award-nominated play as a gay burlesque performer living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930s New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his offstage life. A PBS Arts Fall Festival program.

Friday, October 10, 9:00 p.m.


Moone Boy

Moone Boy

This entertaining semi-autobiographical series is written by and stars Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) as Sean Murphy, the imaginary friend of 11-year-old Martin. Martin’s unique view on life, combined with Sean’s not always helpful advice, draws him into a series of ridiculous schemes—although his parents and sisters are far too distracted by their own lives to notice what Martin’s up to.

Saturdays, 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. beginning October 11


How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

Discover the little-known stories of the men and women who came up with revolutionary innovations that have had far reaching consequences beyond their original intent. This six-part series breaks down the ideas into very general categories. How general? “Clean,” for instance, encompasses sewers, the iPhone and two-piece swimsuits.

Wednesdays, 9:00 p.m. beginning October 15 at 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.


Porgy and Bess From San Francisco Opera

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess From San Francisco Opera

Bass-baritone Eric Owens stars as Porgy and soprano Laquita Mitchell as Bess in the turbulent story of a disabled man, the headstrong woman he loves and the community that sustains them both.

Friday, October 17, 9:00 p.m.


NOVA

Nova: Ben Franklin’s Balloons

A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot-air balloon, will join a Nova team to build—using 18th-century tools and materials—an accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft that made the world’s first manned air voyage on November 21, 1783.

Wednesday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.


Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up for a special concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, performing selections from their collaborative classic jazz recording, Cheek to Cheek.

Friday, October 24, 9:00 p.m.


Art in the Twenty-first Century

Art in the Twenty-first Century

Artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes as this series’ seventh season travels to locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico.

Sundays, 3:00 p.m. beginning October 26


Death Comes to Permberly

Masterpiece Mystery!: Death Comes to Pemberley

What happens after Elizabeth and Darcy tie the knot at the end of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice? Crime-writing legend P.D. James has the answer in this two-part miniseries, starring Anna Maxwell Martin (Bleak House), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Matthew Goode (The Good Wife) and Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who).

Sundays, 8:00 p.m. beginning October 26


Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein at the Rainbow Room

Entertainer Michael Feinstein headlines this all-star evening with performances by Christine Ebersole, Jessica Sanchez (American Idol), tap duo the Manzari Brothers and actress June Squibb (Nebraska). The performers take the stage at the famed Rainbow Room following its October re-opening.

Friday, October 31, 9:00 p.m.


Public Media Commons

Public Media Commons


The Public Media Commons is open and ready for business. 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? Do tell! Email memories@ketc.org, phone (314) 512-9617 or write to Memories, Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63108.



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 and tickets.



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