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NPT Receives $70,000 Nissan Foundation Grant for Next Door Neighbors Project

Published on July 6, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television announced today that it is a 2016 recipient of a Nissan Foundation grant. The grant will help fund NPT’s Next Door Neighbors project, which aligns with the Nissan Foundation’s mission of promoting the value of cultural diversity and building inclusive communities. Next Door Neighbors began in 2008 and, through documentaries and video […]

‘Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi’ Dances into Music City Sunday, June 26

Published on June 24, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

By Jessica Turk Assistant Program Manager, NPT Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi is a 30-minute travel TV series highlighting traditional dance and music culture from around the globe. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer, Mickela Mallozzi, began the series as a way to combine her two passions in life: travel & dance. From rediscovering her family’s […]

As in Mercy Street, the Civil War brought roads to freedom

Published on February 26, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Watch the Mercy Street series conclusion online at video.wnpt.org through March 6. Inside Mercy Street, a behind-the-scenes feature about the series, airs 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12.   By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum A recurring theme in Mercy Street is the possibility of freedom embraced by African-Americans during the Civil War. As the story […]

Did Civil War soldiers like those on Mercy Street suffer PTSD?

Published on February 18, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum Mercy Street exposes the psychological impact of war through the moving story of Confederate soldier Tom Fairfax who arrived at the hospital traumatized by seeing a friend die in battle. Though Tom seems to improve, he eventually takes a drastic step when given the opportunity to escape the hospital […]

Mercy Street’s premise parallels Nashville family’s story

Published on January 28, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum Mercy Street is set in Alexandria, Va., but it could have easily been set here in Nashville. After the start of its occupation of the city in February 1862, the Union Army established more than 20 hospitals in confiscated schools, churches and private residences in Nashville. By early 1863, […]

NPT’s ‘Throwback Thursday’ Sign-Off Videos Go Back to the 1980s

Published on June 26, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Back in the day, TV stations signed on every morning and signed off every night, often accompanied by scenes of their respective regions or an American flag waving n the breeze. In the 1980s, when we were known as WDCN, we invited local high school choirs to sing patriotic songs which we recorded and aired […]

This Book Needs a Helmet: Abby White on the 100 Things to Do in Nashville Before You Die

Published on August 6, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Whether it’s Middle Tennessee trips onTennessee Crossroads, visits to local gardens on Volunteer Gardener or visual studies of emerging and established businesses on our web series You Ought to Know Nashville, it’s clear that we love our city and all it has to offer. We also love its history, as our Memories of Nashville and […]

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. […]

Nashville: 20th Century in Photographs Rebroadcast in Tribute to Gail Kerr

Published on April 4, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

When Gail Kerr, Nashville native and longtime columnist for the Tennessean, died on March 25, the city lost a great champion, and journalism lost a great advocate for truth and honesty. At NPT, we lost a great friend and supporter, and when it came to some of our productions, a vivid storyteller. She was most […]

`The Trials of Muhammad Ali` Screens February 19 at Community Cinema in Studio A.

Published on February 10, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Community Cinema in Studio A, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Nashville Public Television (NPT), with presenting partner Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), offers an advance screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali on Wednesday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the NPT Arts Center. The film, by Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel (“The Weather […]