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Watch, Stream, Engage with ‘The Vietnam War’ from Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

Published on September 15, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Vietnam War, the new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick series, will premiere Sept. 17, 2017, on NPT. The series will air 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Thursday, through Sept. 28 with an encore broadcast immediately following each night’s premiere. NPT is partnering with the Brentwood Library to host a free screening and discussion about […]

Enjoy Earlier Prime Time & ‘Vintage Tennessee Crossroads’ on NPT, NPT2

Published on September 6, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

If you’re a regular NPT viewer, you may have already noticed a few tweaks to our regular lineups. First, prime time now starts at 5 p.m. weekdays on NPT. Tune in for episodes of Antiques Roadshow, The Great British Baking Show, Nature, This Old House and other shows from our prime-time schedule. We’re also scheduling […]

Free Preview Screenings & Discussions of Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’s ‘The Vietnam War’

Published on August 23, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Vietnam War, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere Sept. 17, 2017, on NPT. The series will air 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Thursday, through Sept. 28 with an encore broadcast immediately following each night’s premiere. NPT is producing three original spots focusing on different aspects […]

Concert, Documentaries and a Ken Burns Preview to Mark Memorial Day 2017

Published on May 11, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT will air several programs in observance of Memorial Day, including the live broadcast of the annual National Memorial Day Concert from Washington, D.C. The concert airs Sunday, May 28, at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna. This year’s line-up includes retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell; four-time […]

Ken Burns’ National Park Series Returns to PBS This April

Published on April 23, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Dayton Duncan thinks he has the greatest job in America. The author of 12 books, Duncan is also Ken Burns’ longtime collaborator on numerous documentary series, including The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, a celebration of the 59 large natural spaces protected and preserved by the National Park Service. Duncan discussed The National Parks and […]

August Membership Campaign Specials

Published on August 8, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Our August Membership Campaign is underway, which means it’s time to catch some great shows and – with your generous donation to NPT – receive thank-you gifts ranging from DVDs and CDs to concert tickets. Enjoy this month’s special programming (check our schedule for additional airings) and please support Nashville Public Television. Highlights include: Sunday, […]

Special programming marks ‘Cancer’ documentary premiere

Published on March 27, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a new three-part documentary presented by Ken Burns, will air on NPT at 8 p.m. nightly, March 30 through April 1. Directed by Barak Goodman, the film is based on Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book by the same name.   We are marking the occasion in a number […]

New Ken Burns Film on Country Music Scheduled for 2018

Published on January 20, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Ken Burns and his longtime producing partner and writer Dayton Duncan have been spending a lot of time in Nashville lately. Burns even presented at the 2013 Americana Honors and Awards show. Now it’s official as to why. News today from the Television Critics Association Winter Tour in Pasadena that Burns will deliver to PBS […]

Tweets (Some Annotated) from the PBS Annual Meeting:

Published on May 23, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Several of us here at NPT recently spent four days at the PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where we caught previews of the upcoming season, discussed public broadcasting business and took part in professional development sessions with representatives from PBS, public broadcasting organizations and representatives for public television stations around the nation. A wrap-up […]

The National Parks: New Ken Burns Doc Premieres Sunday September 27

Published on September 25, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

[youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUn4IuOHrRU”] The new Ken Burns documentary series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, premieres this Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on NPT and PBS stations nationwide and runs through Friday, October 2, 2009. The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the […]