The Southern Festival of Books Takes Place October 12-14.

Posted by on October 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

One our favorite cultural events of the year takes place this weekend, October 12-14 at the Legislative Plaza. The Southern Festival of Books is a free event that offers “readers and writers an opportunity to interact, and create a public community that promotes and celebrates the joy of reading and of lifelong learning.” In short, […]

Support NPT with designer Christian Siriano at the 2012 NFocus `Model Behavior` Event

Posted by on September 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

We are very proud to announce that Nashville Public Television board member Crissy Welhoelter is an honoree at this year’s Model Behavior event, presented by NFocus Magazine.  The cocktail party and runway show at the Noah Liff Opera Center on October 12, this year featuring the designs of Christian Siriano, winner of hit TV show, […]

Media Update: Ann Carell Remembered as a Great Friend of Literature and NPT

Posted by on August 22, 2012 at 10:04 am

Philanthropist Ann Carell, who along with her late husband Monroe Carell, Jr., made the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Medical Center possible, passed away yesterday at age 77. Carell was a supporter of numerous charitable causes in Nashville, many involving education, including the underwriting of NPT’s “A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler,” the […]

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: NPT Tracks `Crisis of Faith` in Episode of `TN Civil War 150` | Amy Grant Narrates

Posted by on June 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

From the NPT Pressroom: UPDATED 6/12/12 to announce Amy Grant’s participation as narrator. Religion and History Scholars Provide Context on Division That Led to War; Amy Grant Narrates NASHVILLE, Tennessee –  June 7, 2012 — The vast majority of Americans in the first half of the 19th Century were highly religious, overwhelmingly Christian, and believed […]

(Media Update) Local Food Gets Center Stage at Tennessee Local Food Summit

Posted by on November 21, 2011 at 11:38 am

NPT is proud to be a media partner for the upcoming Tennessee Local Food Summit, to be held Friday, December 2 – Sunday December 5 at Lipscomb University. The summit, organized by popular Volunteer Gardener segment host Jeff Poppen, a.k.a The Barefoot Farmer, will bring together consumers, farmers, gardeners, chefs, students, businesses and everyone interested […]

(Media Update) Americana Goes National on Austin City Limits

Posted by on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

After being broadcast live here on NPT in October, an abridged hour-long version of the 2011 Americana Awards and Honors show from the Ryman Auditorium will air nationally as a special epsiode of Austin City Limits. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2011 will air on NPT in Austin City Limits‘ regular Wednesday night timeslot, November […]

(Media Update) Memories of Nashville Now: Bobbie`s Dairy Dip

Posted by on October 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

Another in our new blog series all about those iconic Nashville-area places and things that could one day wind up in a Memories of Nashville show, but don’t need to yet. Inspired by the near-loss of Elliston Soda Place in the summer of 2011, we want to highlight those places that have been open for […]

(Media Update) Jim Lauderdale Talks Americana Music and the Annual Awards Show

Posted by on October 6, 2011 at 9:00 am

We’re proud that the 10th annual Americana Music Association’s Honors and Awards Show at the Ryman Auditorium on  Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. will be broadcast live on NPT.  Those expected to attend include host Jim Lauderdale, Robert Plant, Lucinda Williams, Gregg Allman, Elizabeth Cook,  Hayes Carll, The Secret Sisters, Justin Townes Earle, Jessica […]

(Media Update) NPT Reports and NDN Storytellers Join New NPT Blog Network

Posted by on September 20, 2011 at 4:30 pm

For quite awhile, NPT Media Update was all alone in the NPT Blog universe. We had no blog buddies. Then, last year, we introduced the Community Cinema Nashville blog, to keep Community Cinemaphiles and documentary fans abreast of what was going on during the season. But that still left us lonely during the off-season. That’s […]