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New Season of NPT’s Emmy Award-Winning ‘A Word on Word’ Series Begins

Published on February 17, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

A new season of A Word on Words premieres on air on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10:26 a.m., and is available online at awordonwords.org and the NPT Arts Connection YouTube channel. The second season opener features Nashville author Ann Patchett interviewed at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, by Mary Laura Philpott (who also handles social media […]

NPT wins 2017 Midsouth Emmy Award; Producer Simington Honored

Published on January 23, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

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 Earns Four Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations; Simington Honored

Published on November 18, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT received four nominations in four categories at the 31st Midsouth Regional Emmy Award announcement party on November 17, 2016, at BMI on Nashville’s Music Row. The following NPT productions and staff received nominations: DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL NPT Reports: Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Beth Curley, Mary Makley ENTERTAINMENT Christmas at Belmont, Ed Jones, Don […]

NPT’s Linda Wei receives prestigious public broadcasting fellowship

Published on December 17, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

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 […]

NPT Launches New ‘A Word on Word’ Series

Published on October 9, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Autumn is traditionally the time of the biggest launches in the book world. This season we’re proud to announce a big launch of our own: A new take on NPT’s long-running book series, A Word on Words. The series was hosted by respected journalist John Seigenthaler for more than 40 years and remains a favorite […]

A Word on Words Tribute to John Seigenthaler on July 27 from 2-6 pm

Published on July 21, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Earlier this month, we laid to rest a true Nashville giant. John Seigenthaler was many things, among them a journalist and First Amendment advocate, but as we wrote in a statement posted on Friday, July 11, to us he was a friend, a member of the NPT family and the longtime volunteer host — for 42 years — of A […]

In Memoriam: Our Friend John Seigenthaler (1927-2014)

Published on July 11, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

As much as John Seigenthaler was a part of our family here, it’s easy to forget that, essentially, he was a volunteer.  For 42 years, he hosted A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler. Not as a paid employee, but as a volunteer, dedicated to serving this community and honoring the integrity of the written word. […]

A Word on Words on NPT2 Dedicates a Week to John Egerton

Published on November 27, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

To celebrate the life of John Egerton, who died unexpectedly last week, we will dedicate an entire week of A Word on Words on NPT2 to  Mr. Egerton’s appearances. The shows will air at 3:30 p.m. on NPT2 from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6. In these episodes, Mr. Egerton and host John Seigenthaler […]

The Southern Festival of Books Takes Place October 12-14.

Published on October 9, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

One our favorite cultural events of the year takes place this weekend, October 12-14 at the Legislative Plaza. The Southern Festival of Books is a free event that offers “readers and writers an opportunity to interact, and create a public community that promotes and celebrates the joy of reading and of lifelong learning.” In short, […]

Media Update: Ann Carell Remembered as a Great Friend of Literature and NPT

Published on August 22, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

Philanthropist Ann Carell, who along with her late husband Monroe Carell, Jr., made the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center possible, passed away yesterday at age 77. Carell was a supporter of numerous charitable causes in Nashville, many involving education, including the underwriting of NPT’s “A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler,” the […]