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May/June 2022 Issue

In this issue, a Nine PBS special, Head over Heels: Remembering Wrestling at the Chase, takes a deep dive from the top of the ropes to explore how the unlikely merger of an elegant ballroom and beefy athletes made for unbeatable television on an emerging network and put St. Louis at the center of the national wrestling scene. 

From 1959 to 1983, professional wrestling’s colorful stars took to the ring before cheering and booing crowds. KPLR-TV in St. Louis broadcast the matches, with Joe Garagiola doing the early ringside announcing duties. For St. Louis families, the Saturday night live broadcasts and Sunday morning repeats became must-see TV. It also helped make St. Louis one of the premiere cities for this unique brand of over-the-top entertainment. From Dick the Bruiser to Penny Banner to Ric Flair to King Kong Brody and many others, the documentary profiles some of the most loved/hated/famous contenders to take the ring at the Chase.

Also in this issue, a timely Living St. Louis special on the soaring rates of anxiety, stress, and depression in kids and educators; a Nine PBS special that recognizes the volunteer service and leadership of women in the region; the premiere of The Great American Recipe, a new cooking competition; two new British dramas; a full schedule of programs; and much more. 


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