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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. […]

Give Back to NPT at the `The Big Payback` on May 6

Published on April 21, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

NPT is proud to be part of The Big Payback — hosted by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee — this coming May 6, 2014. This 24-hour online charitable giving day will help Middle Tennessee nonprofits raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. How It Works: For 24-hours beginning […]

Great NPT Docs from 2013 You Might`ve Missed (That You Can Watch Online Now)

Published on December 31, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

It was a great year for public affairs and history documentaries at Nashville Public Television. We brought you two new installments in our Tennessee Civil War 150 series, the first installment in our new NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, as well as new American Graduate and Children’s Health Crisis episodes. We even gave you a […]

You Ought To Know Nashville: Episode 3: The Station Inn and The Stone Fox

Published on August 11, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

In the third episode of You Ought To Know Nashville, created in partnership with Under The Guise and Nashville Public Television through a grant from PBS Digital, host Heidi Jewell introduces you to two distinctly different Nashville music venues and bars with quality at their core: The Station Inn, in the Gulch, established in 1974 […]

Fans and Supporters Celebrate A Downton Abbey Affair at Cheekwood (Photos)

Published on March 7, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Supporters of NPT and fans of the hit show Downton Abbey gathered in the elegant confines of the Mansion at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art on Saturday, March 2 to celebrate public broadcasting and bid farewell to the third season.  The 140 guests came dressed in their Downton best, many in formal or […]

Media Update: NPT One of Seven TN Recipients of Nissan Foundation Grants

Published on July 26, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

NPT is proud today to be one of seven Tennessee organizations to receive grants from the Nissan Foundation, awarded today at Nissan North America’s corporate headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee. The grant for our Next Door Neighbors project continues the Nissan Foundation’s support for the initiative since it began several years ago. In that time we […]

Media Update: Cool Teacher Tool Alert: Teacher Wall

Published on June 21, 2012 By Erin McInnis

What is something you have done in the past year to make yourself a better teacher? What’s your biggest challenge? What words of advice would you offer a new teacher? Recently, twelve educators from across Middle Tennessee were invited to come to NPT and answer those questions, as well as many others, as a component […]

(Media Update) A Conversation With Artist Wayne White

Published on April 18, 2012 By Erin McInnis

Beauty is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley’s funny, irreverent, inspiring and fascinating documentary about Tennessee-born artist Wayne White, makes its Nashville premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on Thursday April 19 at 6:30 pm. The documentary follows Wayne’s story from his humble roots as a puppeteer in Nashville to his work as one of the creative forces […]

(News) NPT Visits Our Sudanese Next Door Neighbors

Published on June 17, 2011 By Erin McInnis

We’re extremely excited to bring you a new episode of our informative and educational Next Door Neighbor series next week! In the past, we’ve brought you together with Nashville’s Kurdish, Somali, Hispanic and Bhutanese communities (now available for viewing online), and this time we’ll introduce you to Nashville’s burgeoning Sudanese neighbors. Sudan is the largest […]

A Teen Facing Life: Thoughts on Cyntoia Brown and Her Story

Published on February 22, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

By Molly Secours Imagine a young girl that has been abandoned early on by her biological mother and grandmother — who both share a history of emotional instability (including drug and alcohol abuse) and several generations of suicidal behavior. In spite of being adopted and nurtured by a loving family, by her teen years she […]