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‘Voyage of Adventure,’ NPT Doc on History-Inspired River Trip, Airs July 26

Published on July 18, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

By MiChelle Jones, NPT On Labor Day 2016, while others spent the day grilling and relaxing, photographer John Guider set off on what would be a two-month, 1,000-mile journey along Tennessee’s waterways. His goal was to follow, as closely as possible, Col. John Donelson’s 1779 journey from Virginia to what would become Nashville. Guider’s voyage […]

NPT hosts ‘Transit Vote: NPT Reports Town Hall’ April 12 in Studio A

Published on March 29, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

What transportation challenges does Nashville face now and in the future? How does the proposed plan affect Nashvillians and their neighborhoods? What happens if the plan fails? Are there unanswered questions? NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion leading up to the May 1 vote on proposed transit plans for Nashville. The […]

‘A Time of Joining,’ an NPT Original Production, Premieres Feb. 22

Published on February 19, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

A Time of Joining, the latest documentary in NPT’s Citizenship Project series, premieres Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. The film explores the rise of benevolent societies and fraternal associations in the years following the Civil War. These organizations provided members with burial insurance, status and other benefits before the nation had any sort of […]

‘Ask This Old House’ Nashville Segment Premieres Jan. 25 on NPT2

Published on January 25, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

The Ask This Old House crew pulled into Middle Tennessee last fall to help homeowners with three projects, including a Sylvan Park couple who wanted to transform their side door into a Dutch door. General contractor Tom Silva helped homeowner Elayne complete the project. “It’s really a half-hour job,” Silva quipped, noting that in TV […]

NPT Receives Six Midsouth Regional Emmy Award Nominations

Published on November 17, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT received six nominations at the 32nd Midsouth Regional Emmy Award announcement party on Nov. 16, 2017, at BMI on Nashville’s Music Row. The following NPT productions and staff received nominations: PUBLIC AFFAIRS NPT Reports Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation Will Pedigo, Suzy Hence INFORMATIONAL/INSTRUCTIONAL SERIES NPT Snapshot Linda Wei, Shawn Anfinson, Paul Mojonnier DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL […]

Share Your Opinions at NPT’s ‘School Discipline: NPT Reports Town Hall’

Published on August 29, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion of discipline in schools on Sunday, Sept. 17, in NPT’s Studio A (161 Rains Ave. Nashville 37203). The taping begins promptly at 3 p.m.; doors open and reception at 2:30 p.m. The event concludes at 4:30 p.m. This event is FREE, but RSVP is required […]

There Goes the Sun: The Aug. 21 Eclipse via Tennessee Crossroads, NOVA & PBS Kids

Published on August 1, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Cue appropriate celestial soundtrack… On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people across the country will cast their eyes skyward to observe the total solar eclipse. The lunar shadow will be 73 miles wide and will take a little more than 90 minutes to travel from Oregon to South Carolina, crossing 13 states en route. Nashville […]

NPT’s ‘Cheekwood: A Masterpiece by Man & Nature’ Premieres Thursday, June 22

Published on June 21, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Cheekwood reopened last week following renovations to return the house and gardens to their original splendor. NPT’s original documentary, Cheekwood: A Masterpiece by Man & Nature, ventures behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the mansion and grounds. The 30-minute program premieres Thursday, June 22, at 8 p.m., and includes sweeping aerial views of […]

NPT’s ‘Next Door Neighbors: Belonging’ Premieres Tuesday, May 30

Published on May 25, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Belonging, the 10th documentary in NPT’s Next Door Neighbors series, premieres Tuesday, May 30, at 9:30 p.m. In this edition of Next Door Neighbors, we examine the lives of several Middle Tennesseans who grapple with what it means to belong, to be foreign-born and still fit into American culture. How do experiences of acceptance and […]

NPT’s ‘Early Black Press’ Documentary Premieres April 20, 2017

Published on April 19, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Early Black Press: Tennessee Voices Lifted, an NPT original production, premieres Thursday, April 20, at 8 p.m. This latest documentary in our Citizenship series was produced by LaTonya Turner and Ed Jones and examines the rise of black-owned newspapers in the decades following the Civil War. We will host a simultaneous Facebook Live screening […]