Press Releases

NPT wins 2017 Midsouth Emmy Award; Producer Simington Honored

Posted by on January 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm

Nashville Public Television’s A Word on Words received an award in the Interstitial category at the 31st Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards on January 21, 2017, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Statuettes went to producer Linda Wei; photographer Will Pedigo; editor Matthew Emigh; hosts J.T. Ellison and Mary Laura Philpott; and executive producer […]

NPT announces the death of longtime ‘Crossroads’ producer Ken Simington

Posted by on August 31, 2016 at 1:57 pm

NPT is sad to announce the death of Ken Simington, a longtime NPT staff member and executive producer of Tennessee Crossroads. Simington died at his home last night after a fall and is survived by his wife Janice, two sons and grandchildren. Simington’s broadcast career began at small radio stations in the northeast part of […]

NPT’s Linda Wei receives prestigious public broadcasting fellowship

Posted by on December 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

We are very pleased to announce that NPT producer Linda Wei has been named one of eight inaugural Next General Leadership (NGL) Senior Editorial Fellows by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. The new professional development initiative is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and designed to help expand diversity among senior and executive […]

Summer Concerts with NPT!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Nashville Public Television has your tickets to some of the hottest concerts in Nashville this summer. First, we have a great on-air lineup of music programs. Then, with your generous donation during our June Membership Campaign, we’ll send you two tickets to one of the shows below. Enjoy the music and thank you for supporting […]

March Music continues on NPT

Posted by on March 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Our March Membership Campaign continues this week with a slate of exciting music programming. Remember, we’ll be offering thank-you gifts related to these shows and in some cases we’ll air the programs more than once. So enjoy the music and support Nashville Public Television. Here’s a rundown of what to look for this week: Monday, […]

March Membership Campaign means music, music, music

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Our March Membership Campaign is underway, which means lots of wonderful music programs you won’t want to miss. Remember, we’ll repeat many of these shows during the campaign and we’ll be offering thank-you gifts related to this programs. So enjoy the music and support Nashville Public Television. Here’s a rundown of what to look for […]

New NPT Reports: Aging Matters Documentary Examines the Costs of Retirement

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

NPT Reports: ‘Aging Matters: Economics of Aging,’ a new documentary exploring the challenges of financing retirement, premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, January 29 How will Boomers pay for retirement? It’s a question that has been grabbing headlines locally and nationally since the first Boomers began turning 65. Now, with pension funds endangered and medical costs rising, […]

Merle Hazard’s latest “Dual Mandate” featured on the PBS NewsHour

Posted by on October 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

Local singer/songwriter/financial guru Merle Hazard (aka Jon Shayne) was featured again this week on the PBS NewsHours’ Making Sense of Financial News series. In this clip reporter Paul Solman uses Hazard’s latest hit Dual Mandate to explain the Federal Reserve’s role in stimulating economic growth while keeping inflation in check. Somehow it all begins to […]

Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe Comes to NPT and Public Television in September

Posted by on August 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

We’re proud to announce that the inaugural televised series of Music City Roots: Live from The Loveless Cafe, will premiere right here on NPT, on Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 pm central.  After that it will be made available to public television stations throughout the nation.  What this means is probably best summed up by […]

The Music of Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on November 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

Each of the Next Door Neighbors programs includes original music composed by two Nashville studio musicians, Shane Roberts and Kyle Jones. Azal Khan provides his recording expertise and use of his home studio.