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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 […]

NPT announces the death of longtime ‘Crossroads’ producer Ken Simington

Published on August 31, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is sad to announce the death of Ken Simington, a longtime NPT staff member and executive producer of Tennessee Crossroads. Simington died at his home last night after a fall and is survived by his wife Janice, two sons and grandchildren. Simington’s broadcast career began at small radio stations in the northeast part of […]

Celebrate Independence Day 2016 with NPT

Published on June 30, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day concert, anchors NPT’s holiday programming again this year with a live broadcast on July 4. But getting an early start to the Fourth of July holiday is practically a summer tradition, so NPT’s Independence Day programming kicks off June 30. Here’s a complete rundown of festive or patriotic-themed […]

NPT’s Children’s Programming Includes Many Favorites

Published on April 27, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Got little viewers at home? NPT’s children’s programming includes Bob the Builder, Ready Jet Go!, Peg + Cat, Wild Kratts (celebrating its 100th episode this spring) and other favorites. Throughout the year we air shows that are educational and entertaining with PBS Kids theme weeks highlighting holidays, seasonal activities and rites of passage to help […]

Mercy Street, PBS’ new Civil War drama, covers many historical themes

Published on January 21, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Mercy Street, PBS’ first original American drama in more than a decade, is set in a military hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Va., during the Civil War. The series airs 9 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 21, with a midweek encore Thursdays at 9 p.m. During the run of the show, Rob DeHart, a curator at the […]

New Civil War drama starts Jan. 17 on NPT; local curator writes guest blog

Published on January 8, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Mercy Street, PBS’ first original American drama in more than a decade, premieres Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m. Set during the Civil War, Mercy Street was inspired by real people and follows the lives of two volunteer nurses – New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate belle Emma Green – working in Mansion House, […]

NPT’s Linda Wei receives prestigious public broadcasting fellowship

Published on December 17, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

We are very pleased to announce that NPT producer Linda Wei has been named one of eight inaugural Next General Leadership (NGL) Senior Editorial Fellows by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting. The new professional development initiative is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and designed to help expand diversity among senior and executive […]

NPT Announces Indie Lens Pop-Up Screenings for 2015-2016

Published on September 1, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

We are pleased to announce a new season of Indie Lens Pop-Up free documentary screenings hosted by NPT. Culled from the 2015-2016 season of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning PBS and NPT series Independent Lens, the 2015-2016 lineup includes six new documentaries exploring issues from race to gun violence, from veterans’ issues to autism. The […]

PBS Is Looking for a ‘Few Great Bakeries’

Published on August 22, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Do you have a favorite bakery in Nashville or Middle Tennessee? PBS is compiling a list of the country’s best bakeries and we think a few from our area should be included. Click here to submit information about your favorite bakery, then be sure to tune into NPT Tuesday, Aug. 25, for new specials from […]

New NPT Children`s Schedule

Published on June 5, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

To better serve your children’s programming needs, we occasionally make some shifts in the PBS Kids schedule. This latest change, effective June 2, 2014,  stacks some of the most popular shows, so kids can get twice as much Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Curious George and Arthur. Enjoy! 6:00 a.m. Wild Kratts 6:30 Wild Kratts 7:00 […]