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NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation’ Premiere, Preview Event in May

Published on May 16, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On the next edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative […]

Support NPT this Spring & Receive Concert Tickets, Museum Passes & More

Published on March 6, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

It’s March Membership Campaign time here at NPT and we have several ticket offers as thank-you gifts when you make a generous donation to NPT. Scroll below to find concert tickets, meet-&-greet opportunities with performers, museum passes, and tickets to NPT’s annual Antiques & Fine Arts Appraisal Day. Call 844-213-5345 to take advantage of performance […]

‘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 Announces $500,000 Endowment Campaign Honoring Beth Curley

Published on November 7, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT announces the establishment of the Beth Curley Fund for Nashville Public Television Productions, a new endowed fund in honor of recently retired CEO, Beth Curley, to directly support original NPT productions. Led by Charles W. Cook, Jr., NPT’s chairman emeritus, the campaign has already raised $400,000 towards a goal of $500,000 to launch the […]

NPT’s Appraisal Day 2017 Brings Mix of Treasures and Stories

Published on July 24, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s 2017 Fine Arts and Antiques Appraisal Day was another success. Held at The Factory at Franklin on June 24, the event raised more than $30,000 to support NPT’s engaging and educational programming. More than 21 appraisers from around the region provided attendees with verbal assessments of a variety of items and three NPT viewers […]

Nonstop Children’s Programming on NPT3 PBS Kids!

Published on June 27, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Nonstop children’s programming is coming to NPT and it’s all free! NPT3 PBS Kids, our third broadcast channel, will launch Friday, June 30, 2017 and will be dedicated to providing quality educational programming from PBS Kids. The channel will be available over-the-air at 8.3 immediately and on Comcast 242 as of July 27, 2017. To […]

Familiar Faces Join ‘Tennessee Crossroads’ Team This Spring

Published on May 4, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Two familiar faces are joining the Tennessee Crossroads team this spring! Danielle Colburn Allen and Janet Ivey each have long associations with Nashville Public Television and will bring their unique qualities to the weekly magazine show. Look for Danielle and Janet on Crossroads Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.   Memphis native […]

‘Volunteer Gardener’ News: Season Premiere and Troy Marden Garden Tour

Published on March 22, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

A new season of Volunteer Gardener starts Thursday, March 23, 2017 with a three-episode mini marathon beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first show, the season premiere, includes segments on urban gardening, annual beds, a terrarium tip and a delicious recipe from the garden. As a bonus, seven Volunteer Gardener hosts – Troy Marden, Jeff Poppen, […]

A Statement from NPT President and CEO Beth Curley

Published on March 18, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Dear Friend of NPT: You may have heard about the president’s FY 2018 budget proposing the elimination of federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, among other things. Even with the important contributions of viewers and supporters, there is no viable replacement for federal funding of the CPB – it is essential for our […]