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NPT Announces $500,000 Endowment Campaign Honoring Beth Curley

Published on November 7, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT announces the establishment of the Beth Curley Fund for Nashville Public Television Productions, a new endowed fund in honor of recently retired CEO, Beth Curley, to directly support original NPT productions. Led by Charles W. Cook, Jr., NPT’s chairman emeritus, the campaign has already raised $400,000 towards a goal of $500,000 to launch the […]

Kevin Crane Becomes NPT’s President & CEO; McElroy, Tidwell, Pedigo & Hence Promoted

Published on July 7, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Kevin Crane has assumed his duties as President and CEO of NPT. Crane joined NPT as Director of Technology in May 2000, and was promoted to Vice President of Content and Technology in 2007. He was recently elected by NPT’s board to succeed Beth Curley, who is now President Emerita. Crane has more than 30 […]

Beth Curley Leaves NPT (But Stays Close)

Published on June 30, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

  By Beth Curley President Emerita, NPT My 18 years at NPT have truly been the highlight of my 45-year career in public television. I am so proud of the station that we’ve built for the entire Nashville community. The major programs and services we’ve developed ‒ including Aging Matters, Next Door Neighbors, Children’s Health […]

NPT Announces Retirement of President & CEO Beth Curley; Promotion of Kevin Crane to CEO

Published on April 5, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville, Tenn. – Today Nashville Public Television’s Board of Directors announced the retirement of NPT’s President & CEO, Beth Curley and promoted Kevin Crane, NPT’s Vice President of Content and Technology to be the next President & CEO effective July 6, 2017. Curley, who has served as NPT’s CEO since 2005, is a national leader […]

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. […]