documentary

Brooks Fund History Project Documentary Airs on NPT

Posted by on June 20, 2015 at 7:00 am

A Secret Only God Knows, a documentary produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the Brooks Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, premieres Thursday, June 25, at 9:30 p.m. on NPT. The 30-minute documentary grew out of the Brooks Fund History Project, a multimedia documentation of the lives and experiences of Middle Tennessee’s […]

‘1971’ documentary premieres May 18 on Independent Lens

Posted by on May 13, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Premiering Monday, May 18, on Independent Lens, 1971 is a suspenseful documentary with all the intrigue and tension of a classic heist movie. The film airs at 9 p.m. on NPT and has two Nashville connections: Producer Katy Chevigny recently relocated here and much of the archival footage used in the film was found through […]

See Huell Howser documentary again in March

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 9:12 am

Did you miss  A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser? Or wish to see it again? We’ll re-broadcast this documentary Sunday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m. Huell Howser’s California’s Gold magazine show highlighted areas and people of interest in his adopted state. The show ran for more than 30 years with […]

Documentary about Gallatin native Huell Howser airs Thursday at 9 p.m.

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 10:14 am

Thursday at 9 p.m., we’ll air A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser, about the Gallatin native whose folksy charm endeared him to legions of television viewers.   Huell Howser of California’s Gold   Huell Howser’s California’s Gold magazine show highlighted areas and people of interest in his adopted state. The […]

NPT video shorts continue ‘A Path Appears’ conversations

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Many of you have joined conversations about Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s Independent Lens series A Path Appears on Facebook, Twitter or through our Jan. 26 Community Cinema event. You can continue this engagement by viewing, sharing and commenting on five original NPT videos available on our YouTube channel.     Four of the videos […]

Black History Month Programming on NPT

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 4:04 pm

NPT is observing Black History Month with a number of exciting programs celebrating the lives and accomplishments of African Americans. Here’s an overview of February’s offerings: Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. Shakespeare Uncovered features Morgan Freeman investigating the origins of The Taming of the Shrew. Freeman was the star of a […]

New NPT Reports: Aging Matters Documentary Examines the Costs of Retirement

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 11:51 am

NPT Reports: ‘Aging Matters: Economics of Aging,’ a new documentary exploring the challenges of financing retirement, premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, January 29 How will Boomers pay for retirement? It’s a question that has been grabbing headlines locally and nationally since the first Boomers began turning 65. Now, with pension funds endangered and medical costs rising, […]

HumanDocs at Lipscomb Screens NPT Award Winner `Remote Area Medical` Tonight (Wed. Nov. 6)

Posted by on November 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

  Remote Area Medical, winner of the 2013 NPT Human Spirit Award at the 2013 Nashville Film Festival, screens tonight, Wednesday, November 6, at 8:30 pm  at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theater, as part of the university’s excellent HumanDocs film series. The time couldn’t be riper to see this film. Directors Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s film offers a moving […]

`Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope` Tells Inspiring Story of Israeli Astronaut (Director Interview)

Posted by on January 24, 2013 at 8:15 am

Coming to NPT and PBS stations nationwide on Thursday, January 31 at 9:00 p.m. CT (check local listings), Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope is the untold inspirational story of Colonel Ilan Ramon, a fighter pilot and son of Holocaust survivors who became the first and only astronaut from Israel, embarking on a mission with […]

(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 […]