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Halloween Treats for Kids and Adults on NPT!

Published on October 18, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

What’s your favorite part of Halloween? Costumes, candy? Ours is offering a wicked good mix of fun-sized programs for children and a couple of treats for adults. These treats come straight to you, no traipsing around the neighborhood required. The children’s programs air several times throughout October; check our complete schedule at wnpt.org/schedule. And, of […]

Feast on These Shows About Food and Famous Chefs

Published on May 17, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

We’re serving up a selection of delicious programming over the next few weeks, including new American Masters profiles of television chefs James Beard and Jacques Pépin, airing 8 p.m. Fridays, May 19 and 25. If these show whet your appetite, remember to sample our full buffet of cooking shows, Saturday afternoons on NPT and Wednesday […]

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Published on February 2, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. We’ll also premiere our latest history documentary, First Black Statesmen: Tennessee’s Self-Made Men, about a group of African-American legislators in the late 1800s.   Other highlights from our February offerings include: Wednesday, February 10, at […]

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Published on January 30, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. Here’s an overview of February’s offerings: Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. Shakespeare Uncovered features Morgan Freeman investigating the origins of The Taming of the Shrew. Freeman was the star of a […]

American Masters: Billie Jean King / Obama Address Schedule Change 9/10

Published on September 10, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight at 9PM EST/8pm CST, which will very likely disrupt the 90-minute American Masters: Billie Jean King broadcast on NPT that begins at 7pm CST. To accommodate those that wish to see this highly anticipated American Masters documentary in its entirety, we have a few viewing options. […]

(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 […]

Eight Days in the Studio with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Published on November 18, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

Nashville engineer Steve Marcantonio is best known these days as an Academy of Country Music Engineer-of-the-Year Award winner who has worked with the likes of Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Alabama, Deanna Carter, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Brooks and Dunn. But long before his Music City days, he got his start in 1978 […]

When Elia Kazan Came to East Tennessee

Published on September 28, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

By Allison Inman When I tell friends I’m working on a documentary about Elia Kazan’s 1960 film Wild River, I don’t often hear that “ahh” of recognition. Despite being revered by modern critics, it’s never been released on DVD in the U.S., so it lurks in the shadow of Kazan giants like East of Eden […]

American Masters and the Gospel of Sam Cooke

Published on January 8, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

[youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWNdoVK4vaY”] Nashville singer-songwriter Doug Hoekstra, on his 1999 release Make Me Believe, said “Sam Cooke Sang the Gospel.” How right he was on so many levels. Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound and a popular gospel of love with songs “Good News,” “Wonderful World,” “You […]

NPT to Rebroadcast American Masters Special on Les Paul

Published on August 14, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Updated 8/14/09 at 3:37 p.m. to correct broadcast time to 9:00 p.m. Program Features Then-92-Year-Old Guitarist and Innovator in His Own Words, With Classic Recordings, Archival and Current Performance Footage, Home Movies and More To mark the passing yesterday of legendary guitarist, inventor and songwriter Les Paul, Nashville Public Television (NPT) will rebroadcast the American […]