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NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Dental Health’ premieres Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Published on September 6, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Aging Matters: Dental Health, the twelfth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tennessee ranks 49th in oral health for older adults and almost half of Tennesseans over 65 . Older adults are often susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect their […]

‘Voyage of Adventure,’ NPT Doc on History-Inspired River Trip, Airs July 26

Published on July 18, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

By MiChelle Jones, NPT On Labor Day 2016, while others spent the day grilling and relaxing, photographer John Guider set off on what would be a two-month, 1,000-mile journey along Tennessee’s waterways. His goal was to follow, as closely as possible, Col. John Donelson’s 1779 journey from Virginia to what would become Nashville. Guider’s voyage […]

Aging Matters ‘Nutrition & Aging’ & ‘Practical Nutrition’ Premiere Nov. 16

Published on November 9, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Of the diseases that can affect how we age, malnutrition is not an obvious one. However, researchers say more and more older adults are malnourished, including people who may look healthy or who may even be overweight. Nutrition & Aging, NPT Reports’ latest Aging Matters documentary, examines the hidden epidemic of malnutrition and undernutrition among […]

Share Your Opinions at NPT’s ‘School Discipline: NPT Reports Town Hall’

Published on August 29, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT invites the public to participate in a town-hall discussion of discipline in schools on Sunday, Sept. 17, in NPT’s Studio A (161 Rains Ave. Nashville 37203). The taping begins promptly at 3 p.m.; doors open and reception at 2:30 p.m. The event concludes at 4:30 p.m. This event is FREE, but RSVP is required […]

As in Mercy Street, the Civil War brought roads to freedom

Published on February 26, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Watch the Mercy Street series conclusion online at video.wnpt.org through March 6. Inside Mercy Street, a behind-the-scenes feature about the series, airs 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12.   By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum A recurring theme in Mercy Street is the possibility of freedom embraced by African-Americans during the Civil War. As the story […]

Natchez Trace Parkway Documentary Premieres This Month

Published on June 12, 2015 By MiChelle Jones

It’s road trip season and we’ve got a documentary that will have ready to grab your keys and head out on a driving adventure. Natchez Trace Parkway: Traces Through Time, a new documentary by Chris Wheeler (Civil War: The Untold Story), blends history and natural splendor in a 30-minute exploration of the roadway. Amy Grant […]

`Wessyngton Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom` Premieres July 11 – Tells Story of the Washingtons

Published on July 8, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

by Chloe Cable NPT Intern Nashville Public Television’s award winning Tennessee Civil War 150 series aims to explore our state’s pivotal role in the Civil War, and is continuing to do so in its new documentary, “Wessyngton Plantation: A Family’s Road to Freedom,” premiering Friday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. (Rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m.). After […]

NPT Marks TN Child Health Week with Rebroadcasts/Updates of `Children`s Health Crisis` Docs

Published on October 3, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Recognizing that the health and well-being of children is fundamental to the progress of the United States, President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 created Child Health Day. Now celebrating its 85th year, the State of Tennessee is taking it a step further and declaring October 7-13 Child Health Week. In his proclamation marking Child Health Week, […]

You Ought to Know Nashville: Episode 4: Blackstone and Jackalope Breweries

Published on August 26, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

In the fourth episode of You Ought To Know Nashville, created in partnership with Under The Guise and Nashville Public Television through a grant from PBS Digital, host Heidi Jewell introduces you to two leaders of Nashville’s craft beer movement: Blackstone Brewery, which started in 1994 with a brew pub on West End Avenue, and […]

Mary Chapin Carpenter Shares Emmy Accolades with Nashville Public Television

Published on January 30, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter Wins for Narration of Civil War Doc on Women Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter has added an Emmy Award to her accolades. Carpenter picked up an Emmy at the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 26 for her narration on the Nashville Public Television (NPT) documentary, No Going Back: Women and […]