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A Word on Words Tribute to John Seigenthaler on July 27 from 2-6 pm

Published on July 21, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Earlier this month, we laid to rest a true Nashville giant. John Seigenthaler was many things, among them a journalist and First Amendment advocate, but as we wrote in a statement posted on Friday, July 11, to us he was a friend, a member of the NPT family and the longtime volunteer host — for 42 years — of A […]

In Memoriam: Our Friend John Seigenthaler (1927-2014)

Published on July 11, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

As much as John Seigenthaler was a part of our family here, it’s easy to forget that, essentially, he was a volunteer.  For 42 years, he hosted A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler. Not as a paid employee, but as a volunteer, dedicated to serving this community and honoring the integrity of the written word. […]

John Seigenthaler Named 2014 Powerhouse Award Recipient (VIDEO)

Published on June 10, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

(Ed. Note. John Seigenthaler died on Friday, July 11. He was 86. To read a remembrance by NPT, please visit this link. For his obituary, please visit The Tennessean). John Seigenthaler, longtime host of NPT’s A Words on Words, humanitarian, journalist, defender of the First Amendment and so much more, was honored in late April […]

A Word on Words on NPT2 Dedicates a Week to John Egerton

Published on November 27, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

To celebrate the life of John Egerton, who died unexpectedly last week, we will dedicate an entire week of A Word on Words on NPT2 to  Mr. Egerton’s appearances. The shows will air at 3:30 p.m. on NPT2 from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6. In these episodes, Mr. Egerton and host John Seigenthaler […]

One On One With `Contributor` Exec Director Explores Success of Nation`s Largest Street Paper

Published on December 4, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

I got my most recent copy of The Contributor from Don at the Corner of Broadway and 13th Street in downtown Nashville, as soon you exit off Interstate 40.  He wished me and my mother a blessed day, and when I immediately got caught up reading the cover story, informed me that the light had […]

The Southern Festival of Books Takes Place October 12-14.

Published on October 9, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

One our favorite cultural events of the year takes place this weekend, October 12-14 at the Legislative Plaza. The Southern Festival of Books is a free event that offers “readers and writers an opportunity to interact, and create a public community that promotes and celebrates the joy of reading and of lifelong learning.” In short, […]

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 […]

The Thirteen Novels Every American Should Read

Published on September 8, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

In honor of its 50th anniversary, we recently reread Harper Lee’s iconic To Kill a Mockingbird. The book was even more amazing than we remembered, and our first thought when finishing it was, “wow, we wish every American would read this.” We started thinking of other books, novels especially, that we thought every American should […]

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 […]

Updated with Video: Register and Zeppos Go One on One with John Seigenthaler

Published on June 15, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Dr. Jesse Register [youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBfnZ1P1luQ”] Dr. Nicholas Zeppos [youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16TLp3BrVME”] Join us Friday night, June 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. for the latest installments of NPT’s recurring public affairs series One on One with John Siegenthaler. In the first half hour, Seigenthaler sits down for a conversation with Nashville’s new Director of Public Schools, Dr. Jesse Register. […]