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Concert, Documentaries and a Ken Burns Preview to Mark Memorial Day 2017

Published on May 11, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT will air several programs in observance of Memorial Day, including the live broadcast of the annual National Memorial Day Concert from Washington, D.C. The concert airs Sunday, May 28, at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by actors Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna. This year’s line-up includes retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell; four-time […]

Victorian Treats Premiere on NPT This Week

Published on May 2, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Victorian era was a time of extraordinary breakthroughs, particularly in engineering, science and literature. Beginning this week, NPT will air two series that explore this fascinating era: Victorian Slum House, a living history experience, begins Tuesday, May 2; while Dickens’ characters intermingle in new plotlines in Dickensian, starting Thursday, May 4.   East Enders […]

‘Swim Team’ Named 2017 NPT Human Spirit Award Winner at NaFF

Published on April 28, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s Human Spirit Award is presented each year to a Nashville Film Festival documentary selection and acknowledges a filmmaker’s work that best explores and captures the human spirit. The film must illuminate in a high artistic manner the important characteristics of what it means to be human: generosity, kindness, mercy, compassion, fortitude and honor. This […]

Join Us for NPT’s Big Yellow Bird Bash on Saturday, April 1, 2017

Published on March 15, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Gather your friends, drape yourself in yellow and make plans to attend NPT’s sixth annual Big Yellow Bird Bash on Saturday, April 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event takes place at Houston Station in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood and is for fans and supporters of Nashville Public Television, especially those who grew up watching […]

Maya Angelou, Smokey Robinson Among 2017 Black History Month Features

Published on February 2, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT is observing Black History Month with new programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. This year’s offerings include a new profile of Maya Angelou; a Smokey Robinson special, a new Henry Louis Gates Jr. series; and The Talk, an insightful documentary about conversations parents of color feel they must have with their […]

‘Mercy Street’ Civil War Drama and State Museum Curator’s Blog Return

Published on January 20, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Mercy Street, PBS’ original Civil War drama in more than a decade, returns for a second season Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. Again this year we’ve invited Tennessee State Museum curator Rob DeHart to write a weekly blog post that will draw on the museum’s collection to localize the story to the Middle Tennessee […]

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 […]