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Civil War-Era Prostitution on ‘Mercy Street’ and in Nashville

Published on February 6, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum In episode three of Mercy Street, Dr. Foster and Nurse Hastings are sent to treat a Union Army officer for a sexually transmitted disease. The episode touches upon the prevalence of prostitution in occupied cities and military camps during the Civil War. Nashville not only experienced this problem, but […]

As on ‘Mercy Street,’ Spying and Smuggling Were Common in Civil War Tennessee

Published on January 30, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum Spoiler alert: This blog post may contain plot spoilers. In The House Guest, this week’s Mercy Street episode, Alice Green feigns love for a Union soldier in order to gather information for the Rebellion. This scheme turns out to be more dangerous than she thought and results in tragic […]

‘Mercy Street’ Battles Smallpox in Season 2 Opener

Published on January 23, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum In the opening episode of Season 2 of Mercy Street, a smallpox epidemic ravages a camp for freed African Americans. Mansion House’s doctors initially ignore the epidemic, viewing it as a “slave disease,” until Nurse Mary Phinney eventually convinces the hospital to take it seriously. This was an all […]

New Masterpiece Dramas Start January 1 with ‘Sherlock’

Published on December 30, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

A fresh trio of Masterpiece dramas premiere in January, starting with Sherlock on Masterpiece on New Year’s Day at 8 p.m., followed in the coming weeks by the new series Victoria, and the second season of Mercy Street. GAME CHANGER Season 4 of Sherlock begins with “The Six Thatchers,” which finds the famously manic and […]

NPT Earns Four Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations; Simington Honored

Published on November 18, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT received four nominations in four categories at the 31st Midsouth Regional Emmy Award announcement party on November 17, 2016, at BMI on Nashville’s Music Row. The following NPT productions and staff received nominations: DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL NPT Reports: Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Beth Curley, Mary Makley ENTERTAINMENT Christmas at Belmont, Ed Jones, Don […]

NPT’s ‘Dr. Shawn Joseph: One on One’ premieres Sunday, Nov. 13

Published on November 10, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s Dr. Shawn Joseph: One on One premieres Sunday, Nov. 13, 6:30-7 p.m. In the program, NPT senior producer LaTonya Turner talks with the Metro Nashville Public Schools Director about the future of the city’s public schools. In addition to Sunday’s premiere, the half-hour program will air on NPT2, our secondary channel, on Friday, Nov. […]

NPT’s ‘Mayor Megan Barry: One-on-One’ Premieres Sunday, Oct. 23

Published on October 22, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s Mayor Megan Barry: One-on-One premieres Sunday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. In the program, NPT senior producer LaTonya Turner talks with Mayor Barry about Nashville’s pressing issues and the mayor’s vision for the city’s future. In addition to Sunday’s premiere, the half-hour program will be shown Thursday, Oct. 27, at 9:30 p.m. On NPT2, […]

Dine with Public TV Chef at NPT’s Lidia Bastianich at Mangia Nashville Event

Published on September 20, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Nashville Public Television will present an evening with famed Italian chef, best-selling cookbook author and Emmy Award-winning public television personality Lidia Bastianich at Mangia Nashville. The event will feature a five-course meal inspired by Bastianich’s latest cookbook, Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine, curated by Mangia Nashville’s Nick Pellegrino, and […]

NPT Presents Special Programming on Thursday Nights

Published on August 3, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Over the coming weeks, NPT will broadcast a number of programs that examine our nation’s history of political and racial tensions so that we might better understand the events of today. “Through engagement with these topics, we seek to enrich the lives of everyone who calls Nashville home,” said Beth Curley, NPT’s president and CEO. […]

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 […]