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New Undersea Series from Jim Henson Now Part of Kid’s Lineup on NPT

Published on November 29, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

The latest addition to NPT’s children’s programming lineup is Splash and Bubbles, a new series from The Jim Henson Company, producers of Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid. This new series airs 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday on NPT. Splash and Bubbles was designed by […]

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 […]

How do you holiday? Here’s how we do it at NPT

Published on December 5, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

Let’s face it: The holiday season unleashes some of the worst of everything, from cheesy renditions of holiday songs to marathons of movies involving curiously high numbers of adults who (SPOILER ALERT) still believe in Santa. But we do things differently here at NPT. We’ve spiked our schedule with enough holiday programming to lift your […]

New PBS Kids and Daytime Schedule Starts September 1

Published on August 20, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Our PBS Kids schedule and Saturday and Sunday daytime schedules get a reworking on September 1. Among the changes are more back-to-back episodes of your favorite shows, and the introduction of Sesame Street Shorts, a new 1/2 hour version of the show. Here’s the complete lineup for weekdays and weekends. Weekday Daytime Schedule 5:00 am […]

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 […]

Governor Bill Haslam Partners with Sesame Street to promote Healthy Eating

Published on March 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has partnered with our friends at Sesame Street for a testimonial about the benefits of eating heath;y. In the short video, Haslam chats with Sesame Street faves Abby Cadabby and Rosita about why it’s important to develop healthy eating habits. NPT’s Children’s Health Crisis series touched on the role healthy eating […]

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 […]

What We`re Reading This Summer

Published on July 17, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Even though we run a television station, we’re big on books and reading at Nashville Public Television, whether it’s doing it ourselves or encouraging other people to do it. Nearly all our kids programs are about reading in some way, whether it’s Super Why!, Word Girl, Sesame Street or Martha Speaks. We’ve been talking about […]

Roscoe Orman (Sesame Street`s Gordon) Helps Toast TSU Forensic Team

Published on August 16, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

Anytime a Sesame Street cast member comes to town, we get a little excited. That’s why where thrilled that veteran actor Roscoe Orman, who has played “Gordon” on Sesame Street for 36 years, will be in Nashville in a couple of weeks. He’ll be here on Tuesday, August 31 for a “Toast to the Team” […]

The Top Ten PBS Children`s Shows of All Time (After Sesame Street)

Published on November 11, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street has NPT Media Update Children’s Programming Correspondent and Sesame Street enthusiast Erin McInnis thinking again. This time, it’s about the plethora of OTHER great PBS children’s shows over the years. She’s compiled her favorites. Let the reminiscing (and debating) begin! By Erin McInnis Sesame Street kicked off its 40th […]