50th Anniversary

Nashville`s Gary Slaughter on 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis and `Man Who Saved the World`

Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Fifty years ago this month, in October 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. On October 22, 1962, after reviewing photographic evidence, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, just 90 miles off the shores of Florida.  For the next 13 […]

Mrs. Cabobble`s Caboose: The Fran Powell Collection

Posted by on September 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

It was one of the most popular locally produced children’s programs in NPT’s 50-year history, hosted by arguably everyone’s favorite host. On Mrs. Cabobble’s Caboose, Fran Powell (Mrs. Cabobble) and her cast of characters taught basic music concepts such as melody, rhythm, harmony, and families of instruments through active participation in a variety of musical […]

New Time: Join Us For a Social Screening of Jelly Bean Junction and Mrs. Cabobble`s Caboose

Posted by on August 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

NPT’s 50th Anniversary year — the official date is September 10 — is creating plenty of nostalgia around the office and in the community.  Back in the 70s and 80s, NPT, then WDCN,  produced several original children’s programs that remain dear to our viewers’ hearts. We’ve dug up episodes of two of them, Jelly Bean […]

Media Update: We Had the VD Blues (and Spelled Oprah`s Name Wrong)

Posted by on August 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

We continue to have a blast here as we cull through the archives in preparation for our 50th Anniversary this year. So many photos. So many ads. So many press releases on actual paper! NPT and PBS both have a histioy of fascinating and groundbreaking shows. It’s also full of really gutsy shows not afraid […]

Media Update: Help Us Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with Your Memories of NPT

Posted by on July 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

  This September, NPT will celebrate its 50th Anniversary, and we want you to help us mark the occasion.  From our humble beginnings as school board-licensed station WDCN, to our stature now as NPT and one of the most-watched public television stations in the country, a lot has happened in 50 years.  You have made […]

(Media Update) A Conversation With Artist Wayne White

Posted by on April 18, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Beauty is Embarrassing, Neil Berkeley’s funny, irreverent, inspiring and fascinating documentary about Tennessee-born artist Wayne White, makes its Nashville premiere at the Nashville Film Festival on Thursday April 19 at 6:30 pm. The documentary follows Wayne’s story from his humble roots as a puppeteer in Nashville to his work as one of the creative forces […]

(Media Update) The Gents a` Gourmet | Or How Don Draper Learned to Cook

Posted by on March 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

It’s hard to believe these days, in 2012, with chefs like Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Chris Kimball and Jamie Oliver all over the place, that there was a time in America when men didn’t know how to cook. Not necessarily because they had no interest in cooking, but because maybe they weren’t so smart in […]