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A Statement from NPT President and CEO Beth Curley

Published on March 18, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Dear Friend of NPT: You may have heard about the president’s FY 2018 budget proposing the elimination of federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, among other things. Even with the important contributions of viewers and supporters, there is no viable replacement for federal funding of the CPB – it is essential for our […]

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 Receives 2017 Grant from the West End Home Foundation

Published on November 7, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

  Dianne Oliver, executive director of the West End Home Foundation, stopped by NPT last week to notify us that we’ve been awarded a 2017 grant in support of our Aging Matters project. This new grant will help fund two new documentaries – including Aging in the Workplace – along with a wide range of […]

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

Published on August 31, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

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 Presents Special Programming on Thursday Nights

Published on August 3, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Over the coming weeks, NPT will broadcast a number of programs that examine our nation’s history of political and racial tensions so that we might better understand the events of today. “Through engagement with these topics, we seek to enrich the lives of everyone who calls Nashville home,” said Beth Curley, NPT’s president and CEO. […]

NPT Receives $70,000 Nissan Foundation Grant for Next Door Neighbors Project

Published on July 6, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television announced today that it is a 2016 recipient of a Nissan Foundation grant. The grant will help fund NPT’s Next Door Neighbors project, which aligns with the Nissan Foundation’s mission of promoting the value of cultural diversity and building inclusive communities. Next Door Neighbors began in 2008 and, through documentaries and video […]

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board Meets in Nashville

Published on June 22, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Board of Directors will meet here in Nashville on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:35 p.m. CDT. CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. CPB’s mission is to ensure universal access to non-commercial, high-quality content and telecommunications services. It […]

‘NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis` Focuses on Food | Premieres Online and On-Air May 22

Published on May 9, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

We announced today the latest installment in our Children’s Health Crisis series, this one focusing on the connection between food and health, which premieres both online and on-air on May 22. We will also preview the documentary with a screening and lunchtime discussion at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN on May 20, with […]

Beth Curley Gets Nashy | Mayor Dean Praises `Children`s Health Crisis`

Published on February 26, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

As previously announced, NPT president and CEO Beth Curley received The Nashy Award last week for Outstanding Contributions to the Growth of the Nashville Film and Cultural Community. The award was presented by Nashville Mayor Karl Dean at the annual Nashville Film/Television Town Meeting at the Belcourt Theatre on February 19.  Prior to Dean’s comments […]