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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 […]

Opera Based on Ann Patchett’s ‘Bel Canto’ Airs Jan. 13 on NPT

Published on January 7, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Bel Canto the Opera, an adaptation of Nashville author Ann Patchett’s award-winning novel about a hostage crisis in a South American embassy, will air on PBS’ Great Performances series, Friday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. on NPT. The new opera was composed by Jimmy López with a libretto by Pulitzer […]

Programming to Honor Veterans this May on NPT

Published on May 11, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

NPT will present several programs this month that honor the men and women who serve in our country’s armed forces. That programming includes PBS’ 27th annual broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert live from our national’s capital. We kick off this month of observance on Sunday, May 15, with a special free screening of […]