Tag Archive

NPT & The Great American Read, on TV & at the Southern Festival of Books

Published on September 21, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

  First, if you haven’t yet voted for your favorite novel in The Great American Read campaign, do it right now by clicking this link (we’ll wait…). Now that you’ve taken care of that, here are some NPT and A Word on Words tie-ins to the national program that you’ll want to mark on your […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Dental Health’ premieres Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Published on September 6, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Aging Matters: Dental Health, the twelfth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tennessee ranks 49th in oral health for older adults and almost half of Tennesseans over 65 . Older adults are often susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect their […]

NPT Hosts Free ‘Newtown’ Indie Lens Pop-Up Screening in March

Published on February 22, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Join us Tuesday, March 14, for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of Newtown, a powerful documentary that explores the aftermath and resilience of a community devastated by trauma. The event takes place in the Nashville Downtown Public Library auditorium (615 Church St., 37219) and begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The screening begins […]

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 […]

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 […]

Join NPT’s screenings online and in person this January

Published on January 12, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

This month we’re hosting three documentary screenings and discussions, including two online events you can take part in from the comfort of your own home. Join us online viewing and live chats The first event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. and is an online viewing and live chat of our […]

NPT Observes Veterans Day with Events, Programming

Published on October 27, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Veterans Day 2015 with two screening events and several on-air programs. Please join us in saluting veterans and their families. In the community Join us Saturday, Oct. 31, at Nashville Public Library’s main branch for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up event featuring a screening of Stray Dog, a documentary about Vietnam veteran […]

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 […]

Brooks Fund History Project Documentary Airs on NPT

Published on June 20, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

A Secret Only God Knows, a documentary produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the Brooks Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, premieres Thursday, June 25, at 9:30 p.m. on NPT. The 30-minute documentary grew out of the Brooks Fund History Project, a multimedia documentation of the lives and experiences of Middle Tennessee’s […]

‘NPT Presents: Community Cinema’ Announces 2014-15 Season | Return to Nashville Public Library

Published on September 10, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Community Cinema, presented by Nashville Public Television, celebrates its seventh year in Nashville with a return to the main branch of the Nashville Public Library and six new documentaries culled from the upcoming Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS and NPT series Independent Lens. The screenings and post-film discussions will take place from October to May […]