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Beth Curley Leaves NPT (But Stays Close)

Published on June 30, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

  By Beth Curley President Emerita, NPT My 18 years at NPT have truly been the highlight of my 45-year career in public television. I am so proud of the station that we’ve built for the entire Nashville community. The major programs and services we’ve developed ‒ including Aging Matters, Next Door Neighbors, Children’s Health […]

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 […]

NPT Produces New ‘Champions’ Spots for American Graduate Day, Sept. 17

Published on September 8, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

The fifth annual American Graduate Day is Saturday, Sept. 17, and will feature a live block of programming hosted by journalist Soledad O’Brien with news segments, performances, interviews and mini-documentaries. NPT is an active participant in the American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen public media initiative and as such regularly creates documentaries and short video […]

‘Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi’ Dances into Music City Sunday, June 26

Published on June 24, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

By Jessica Turk Assistant Program Manager, NPT Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi is a 30-minute travel TV series highlighting traditional dance and music culture from around the globe. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer, Mickela Mallozzi, began the series as a way to combine her two passions in life: travel & dance. From rediscovering her family’s […]

Obit: Robert `Bob` Shepherd (1933-2013) Was Longtime General Manager of WDCN

Published on November 25, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Robert L.  (Bob) Shepherd, former vice president and general manager of WDCN-TV (now Nashville Public Television) died on Thursday, November 21 at home in Nashville after a short illness.  He was 80. Shepherd was involved in public television for 40 years as a leader on the local, regional and national levels, serving two terms on […]

Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe Comes to NPT and Public Television in September

Published on August 1, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

We’re proud to announce that the inaugural televised series of Music City Roots: Live from The Loveless Cafe, will premiere right here on NPT, on Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 pm central.  After that it will be made available to public television stations throughout the nation.  What this means is probably best summed up by […]

NPT Civil War Series Wins Two Regional Emmy Awards

Published on January 27, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

We are proud to announce that two documentaries in our Tennessee Civil War 150 series picked up Emmy® Awards last night when the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards were announced at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Crisis of Faith won in the DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL category, earning statuettes for Justin Harvey, Paul Mojonnier and Kevin Crane, while No Going Back: […]

Media Update: Impact of Sesame Street on Young Children`s Learning

Published on June 19, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

Sesame Street celebrates its 43rd season this September. For over 40 years, it’s been harnessing the power of media to educate children, and there have been hundreds of studies that demonstrate the show’s effectiveness. Here are some of the research highlights: Many studies with differing methodologies have highlighted the cognitive and academic benefits of viewing […]

Tweets (Some Annotated) from the PBS Annual Meeting:

Published on May 23, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Several of us here at NPT recently spent four days at the PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where we caught previews of the upcoming season, discussed public broadcasting business and took part in professional development sessions with representatives from PBS, public broadcasting organizations and representatives for public television stations around the nation. A wrap-up […]

Chop Chop: NPT Has a New Pitchman

Published on July 20, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

[youtube=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPruMGfUiw”] Special thanks to local actor Josh Childs for donating his time, talent and wit to this fun new NPT promotional spot, a parody of the popular “Slap Chop” commercials. Co-written by Childs with Hugh Brian O’Neill, creative director/writer/director/producer and Joe Delmerico. Jim DeMarco, videographer and lighting; Ed Jones, editor.