A Word on Words

NPT relaunches John Seigenthaler ‘A Word on Words’ online archive

Posted by on October 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

On Nashville Public Television’s A Word on Words, renowned journalist John Seigenthaler held in-depth and informed discussions with authors over the series’ 40-year run (1972 to 2013). NPT has digitized 901 episodes of A Word on Words and made them available online at https://www.wnpt.org/a-word-on-words-john-seigenthaler/.

Enter NPT’s AWOW Giveaway through Oct. 11!

Posted by on September 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm

It’s time for another AWOW Giveaway of books by authors we’ve interviewed on NPT’s Emmy-winning A WORD ON WORDS series. With the Southern Festival of Books approaching, we’re keeping it local with authors who live in the Nashville area ‒ and we’ve included A WORD ON WORDS hosts J.T. Ellison and Mary Laura Philpott! Register […]

Fourth season of NPT’s Emmy Award-winning ‘A Word on Words’ begins Jan. 25

Posted by on January 16, 2019 at 8:00 am

  The new season of A Word on Words, NPT’s Emmy Award-winning reboot of its classic series, launches Friday, Jan. 25, on Facebook and Sunday, Jan. 27, on-air. Mystery writer J.T. Ellison and essayist Mary Laura Philpott return as hosts and NPT associate producer/senior editor Suzy Hence takes over as series producer. Fifteen authors will […]

New Season of NPT’s Emmy Award-Winning ‘A Word on Word’ Series Begins

Posted by on February 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm

A new season of A Word on Words premieres on air on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10:26 a.m., and is available online at awordonwords.org and the NPT Arts Connection YouTube channel. The second season opener features Nashville author Ann Patchett interviewed at her bookstore, Parnassus Books, by Mary Laura Philpott (who also handles social media […]

NPT Launches New ‘A Word on Word’ Series

Posted by on October 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

Autumn is traditionally the time of the biggest launches in the book world. This season we’re proud to announce a big launch of our own: A new take on NPT’s long-running book series, A Word on Words. The series was hosted by respected journalist John Seigenthaler for more than 40 years and remains a favorite […]

A Word on Words Tribute to John Seigenthaler on July 27 from 2-6 pm

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Earlier this month, we laid to rest a true Nashville giant. John Seigenthaler was many things, among them a journalist and First Amendment advocate, but as we wrote in a statement posted on Friday, July 11, to us he was a friend, a member of the NPT family and the longtime volunteer host — for 42 years — of A […]

In Memoriam: Our Friend John Seigenthaler (1927-2014)

Posted by on July 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

As much as John Seigenthaler was a part of our family here, it’s easy to forget that, essentially, he was a volunteer.  For 42 years, he hosted A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler. Not as a paid employee, but as a volunteer, dedicated to serving this community and honoring the integrity of the written word. […]

John Seigenthaler Named 2014 Powerhouse Award Recipient (VIDEO)

Posted by on June 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm

(Ed. Note. John Seigenthaler died on Friday, July 11. He was 86. To read a remembrance by NPT, please visit this link. For his obituary, please visit The Tennessean). John Seigenthaler, longtime host of NPT’s A Words on Words, humanitarian, journalist, defender of the First Amendment and so much more, was honored in late April […]

A Word on Words on NPT2 Dedicates a Week to John Egerton

Posted by on November 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm

To celebrate the life of John Egerton, who died unexpectedly last week, we will dedicate an entire week of A Word on Words on NPT2 to  Mr. Egerton’s appearances. The shows will air at 3:30 p.m. on NPT2 from Monday, December 2 through Friday, December 6. In these episodes, Mr. Egerton and host John Seigenthaler […]