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NPT Highlights Locals and New Documentaries for Veterans Day 2017

Published on November 1, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s Veterans Day programming for 2017 includes new documentaries, NPT originals on social media and the ongoing weekly replays of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Vietnam War series. Follow NPT on Facebook for a new collection of 30-second audiograms featuring Middle Tennessee veterans expressing their thoughts and concerns. Vietnam War-era veterans speak of lingering dissatisfaction with […]

NPT and Local Museums Commemorate the Great War with Programs, Exhibits

Published on April 6, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

In April 1917, the United States entered the First World War, a conflict that had been consuming Europe for two-and-a-half years. NPT is airing The Great War, a documentary miniseries, and a special Great Performances dance presentation to mark the centennial of U.S. involvement in the war. If these programs spark your interest in the […]

NPT Observes Veterans Day with Special Programming Beginning Nov. 1

Published on October 28, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT will air special programming in observance of Veterans Day 2016, the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Please join us in saluting veterans and their families. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. Aside from the antics of the hospital crew on “MASH,” the Korean War […]

Programming Offers Historical, Cultural Look at the Olympics

Published on July 28, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

It’s that time again. The Olympic team uniforms have been revealed (and critiqued), the first athletes have arrived in Rio and Olympic tie-in campaigns are well underway. But if you’re still seeking context for these Games, tune to NPT beginning this weekend for a look at historical, cultural and even gastronomic aspects of the Summer […]

Programming Marks Astronaut’s Return to Earth

Published on March 1, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

On March 27, 2015, astronaut Scott Kelly began an unprecedented year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. In honor of Cdr. Kelly’s return to Earth, we’re airing a series of space programs over the next two days. Here’s our mission plan: Tonight at 8 p.m.: Space Men: American Experience reveals the Air Force program known […]

Spend Thanksgiving with NPT

Published on November 21, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Thanksgiving is a time for kicking back and enjoying quality time with family and friends, even if that means finding a few moments between stuffing the turkey and launching the shopping season. Our Thanksgiving week schedule is flavored with programming to augment the holiday mood—you may even learn a thing or two! Tuesday, Nov. 24, […]

Event and programming to mark 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon

Published on April 11, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

This month NPT is hosting a special in-studio event featuring Rory Kennedy’s Academy Award-nominated documentary, Last Days in Vietnam, and airing special programming in observance of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. In studio Join us Wednesday evening, April 22, at NPT for a 50-minute preview screening of Last Days in Vietnam, followed […]

(Media Update) 29 Things You Can `Watch Now` on Wnpt.org

Published on February 28, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

You have an extra day this year. What are you going to do with it? Since we’re excited about the launch of our new Video.Wnpt.org  “Watch Now” video portal, we think Leap Day is a good opportunity to remind you about all the great shows and documentaries you can now access, and maybe catch up […]

Screenings and Civil War Songs and More: an Amazing May at NPT

Published on May 4, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

There’s always plenty going on here at NPT, both on and off-air, but May is particularly busy with screenings and special broadcasts. Here’s a quick round-up: May could easily be called “Freedom Riders Month” with the many events going on to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic rides. In addition to the national American […]

Film on Freedom Riders to World Premiere at Sundance

Published on December 4, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Back in March of this year, we told you director Stanley Nelson was in town to interview several Nashville-based individuals who were involved with The Freedom Riders in 1961, among them the host of NPT’s A Word on Words, John Seigenthaler, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Frederick Leonard and Reverend James Lawson. The interviews were being conducted […]