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Special programming marks ‘Cancer’ documentary premiere

Published on March 27, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a new three-part documentary presented by Ken Burns, will air on NPT at 8 p.m. nightly, March 30 through April 1. Directed by Barak Goodman, the film is based on Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book by the same name.   We are marking the occasion in a number […]

Merle Hazard’s latest “Dual Mandate” featured on the PBS NewsHour

Published on October 31, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Local singer/songwriter/financial guru Merle Hazard (aka Jon Shayne) was featured again this week on the PBS NewsHours’ Making Sense of Financial News series. In this clip reporter Paul Solman uses Hazard’s latest hit Dual Mandate to explain the Federal Reserve’s role in stimulating economic growth while keeping inflation in check. Somehow it all begins to […]

Visit Phillips Toy Mart to enter NPT’s Thomas the Train Coloring Contest and Giveaway

Published on September 2, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

  NPT is excited to partner with Phillips Toy Mart in a Thomas the Train Coloring Contest.  Any child between the age of 2 and 6 can be entered to win a Thomas and Friends gift basket (Pictured above) valued at more than $50. All you need to do is to stop by Phillips Toy […]

NPT Part of New Nationwide Veterans Coming Home Project

Published on August 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Nashville Public Television (NPT) will contribute this fall to a new nationwide project titled Veterans Coming Home. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and led by Wisconsin Public Television, Veterans Coming Home harnesses public media’s strengths and reach to address the needs of veterans in local communities. Building on compelling national content, NPT and other […]

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. […]

NPT Antiques and Fine Arts Day Unearths Picasso, Babe Ruth, the New Testament and more

Published on June 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

On Saturday, June 14, supporters of NPT in search of appraisal  gold gathered at the Factory in Franklin for NPT’s 5th Antiques and Fine Arts Appraisal Day.  Over a dozen local and regional appraisers were on hand to meet more than 300 registered attendees who brought in books, jewelry, prints, furniture, guitars, pop culture memorabilia […]

`Children`s Health Crisis: Food` Premieres Online May 22

Published on May 20, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

  “Food,” the latest episode in NPT’s Emmy® Award-winning “Children’s Health Crisis” series will premiere online on Thursday, May 22 at 12 p.m. Central  (noon) in advance of its broadcast premiere later that night at 8 p.m. on NPT. The online screening will be presented via OVEE, a public media platform that enables people anywhere to […]

‘NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis` Focuses on Food | Premieres Online and On-Air May 22

Published on May 9, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

We announced today the latest installment in our Children’s Health Crisis series, this one focusing on the connection between food and health, which premieres both online and on-air on May 22. We will also preview the documentary with a screening and lunchtime discussion at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN on May 20, with […]

The Guy on the Stage with the Quarters in His Pockets

Published on May 1, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

#170939613 / gettyimages.com By Joe Pagetta Back when I was an aspiring singer-songwriter in my late teens and early 20s, I used to take the PATH train from Jersey  City into Greenwich Village in NYC on Monday and Tuesday nights to play open mics.  It’s where I got a good part of my education as […]

`The Starfish Throwers` Named 2014 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at Nashville Film Festival

Published on April 14, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

The Starfish Throwers, director Jesse Roesler‘s exploration of how three of the world’s most fiercely compassionate individuals fight hunger and struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways, has been named the winner of the 2014 NPT Human Spirit Award at the Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), which begins Thursday, April […]