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Maya Angelou, Smokey Robinson Among 2017 Black History Month Features

Published on February 2, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with new programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. This year’s offerings include a new profile of Maya Angelou; a Smokey Robinson special, a new Henry Louis Gates Jr. series; and The Talk, an insightful documentary about conversations parents of color feel they must have with their […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

NPT Announces Indie Lens Pop-Up Screenings for 2015-2016

Published on September 1, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

We are pleased to announce a new season of Indie Lens Pop-Up free documentary screenings hosted by NPT. Culled from the 2015-2016 season of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS and NPT series Independent Lens, the 2015-2016 lineup includes six new documentaries exploring issues from race to gun violence, from veterans’ issues to autism. The […]

‘1971’ documentary premieres May 18 on Independent Lens

Published on May 13, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Premiering Monday, May 18, on Independent Lens, 1971 is a suspenseful documentary with all the intrigue and tension of a classic heist movie. The film airs at 9 p.m. on NPT and has two Nashville connections: Producer Katy Chevigny recently relocated here and much of the archival footage used in the film was found through […]

NPT video shorts continue ‘A Path Appears’ conversations

Published on February 9, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Many of you have joined conversations about Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Independent Lens series A Path Appears on Facebook, Twitter or through our Jan. 26 Community Cinema event. You can continue this engagement by viewing, sharing and commenting on five original NPT videos available on our YouTube channel.     Four of the videos […]

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 […]

Community Cinema in Studio A Kicks off Dec 4 | Season Includes 5 Films Through May

Published on November 18, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

  NPT  Presents ‘Community Cinema in Studio A’ Free Lunchtime Screenings New season of documentary film series to take place at NPT Arts Center; Includes five films over six months. Community Cinema, a national civic engagement initiative by ITVS featuring screening of films from the Emmy ® Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens,” will partner with […]

Artist Wayne White Engages and Inspires (Unembarrassingly) at Nash-Up Event

Published on November 2, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

By Daniel Tidwell NPT Media Update and NPT Arts Break Contributor Artist Wayne White took the stage on Wednesday at the Frist Center picking a banjo and sporting a Davy Crockett ensemble, complete with coon skin cap.  “My Name is Wayne White and I make pictures!” he declared, opening his inspiring, hilarious and profound lecture […]