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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’s 2018 Royal Wedding Coverage Starts May 14; Wedding Ceremony on NPT2

Published on May 12, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is airing a full week of programming leading to the May 19, 2018, wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. In addition, we’ll air five hours of live BBC coverage of the event on NPT2, beginning at 3 a.m., with an encore presentation later […]

‘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’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, […]

How to Watch, Experience ‘Hamilton’s America’

Published on October 21, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Great Performances’ presentation of the Hamilton’s America documentary kicks off the 2016 PBS Fall Arts Festival on Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The documentary combines interviews  with creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, President Obama and others; rehearsal footage and visits to historical sites to tell the story of the making of the award-winning musical. Due to […]

American Masters: Billie Jean King / Obama Address Schedule Change 9/10

Published on September 10, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

President Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight at 9PM EST/8pm CST, which will very likely disrupt the 90-minute American Masters: Billie Jean King broadcast on NPT that begins at 7pm CST. To accommodate those that wish to see this highly anticipated American Masters documentary in its entirety, we have a few viewing options. […]

Washington Week, Charlie Rose Highlight New NPT2 Public Affairs Block

Published on July 9, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

For those familiar with our secondary channel, NPT2, you know it’s an excellent opportunity to catch encore broadcasts of prime time PBS programming, classic A Word on Words episodes, the TN Channel on the weekends, and great additional programs that we can’t squeeze on to Channel 8.  We’re excited to announce that NPT2 will now […]

Now There`s More to Love (Literally) on NPT2

Published on January 9, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Fans of our second channel, NPT2 (available to viewers  on Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176, or over-the-air on channel 8.2.), have a little more to love now. It’s “expanding,” shall we say, because programming and interstitials on the channel are now available in full widescreen. No more annoying black bars […]