NPT’s 2017 Report to the Community Covers Productions, Activities, Finances

Posted by on November 27, 2017 at 2:59 pm

NPT’s 2017 Report to the Community is now available online and in hard copy. The annual document covers Fiscal Year 2017 – July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 – and includes statements from president and CEO Kevin Crane and president emerita Beth Curley; overviews of NPT’s original productions and achievements during the past year; […]

NPT Announces $500,000 Endowment Campaign Honoring Beth Curley

Posted by on November 7, 2017 at 4:21 pm

NPT announces the establishment of the Beth Curley Fund for Nashville Public Television Productions, a new endowed fund in honor of recently retired CEO, Beth Curley, to directly support original NPT productions. Led by Charles W. Cook, Jr., NPT’s chairman emeritus, the campaign has already raised $400,000 towards a goal of $500,000 to launch the […]

Beth Curley Leaves NPT (But Stays Close)

Posted by on June 30, 2017 at 8:00 am

  By Beth Curley President Emerita, NPT My 18 years at NPT have truly been the highlight of my 45-year career in public television. I am so proud of the station that we’ve built for the entire Nashville community. The major programs and services we’ve developed ‒ including Aging Matters, Next Door Neighbors, Children’s Health […]

Word on the Street Is . . . The Big Yellow Bird Bash is Back!

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

If anyone knows how to celebrate, it’s the attendees of our annual Big Yellow Bird Bash. We’re returning to Houston Station in flying yellow style! Mark your calendars for March 7 from 7-11pm. Don your smart yellow pinstripe tie or your sunny skirt to the party and stroll down the yellow carpet in vogue. Prepare […]

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, […]

NPT Productions Lands Five Midsouth Regional Emmy Nominations

Posted by on November 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

NPT celebrated another successful year at the 29th Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards last night! Receiving five nominations from five different categories both inspired and encouraged our entire station. A full listing of categories and productions, including those individuals nominated, follows. DOCUMENTARY/TOPICAL Aging Matters: End of Life, Beth Curley, Mary Makley MAGAZINE PROGRAM Tennessee Crossroads: Ridin’ […]

Merle Hazard’s latest “Dual Mandate” featured on the PBS NewsHour

Posted by on October 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

Local singer/songwriter/financial guru Merle Hazard (aka Jon Shayne) was featured again this week on the PBS NewsHours’ Making Sense of Financial News series. In this clip reporter Paul Solman uses Hazard’s latest hit Dual Mandate to explain the Federal Reserve’s role in stimulating economic growth while keeping inflation in check. Somehow it all begins to […]

We Want Your Photos of Nashville from the Mid-70`s to the New Century

Posted by on November 13, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Our original series, Nashville: The 20th Century in Photographs, has chronicled the city’s journey from a small town on the Cumberland River to a banking powerhouse in the 1920s, a recording capitol in the 50s and a sprawling metropolis in the 70s. In Nashville: The 20th Century in Photographs Vol. IV we will see Nashville […]

`Call the Midwife` The Morning-After Analysis: Season 2: Episode 6

Posted by on May 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

Like they did last season, we are happy to have the faculty of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing back to guest blog for us each Monday morning about the previous night’s episode of Season 2 of Call the Midwife, airing on Sundays on NPT and PBS Stations nationwide at 7:00 p.m. Central, March 31-May 19. […]

We Need to Talk: Alive Hospice and NPT Get the Conversation Going on End-of-Life Care

Posted by on April 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Our friends at Alive Hospice, who deal with end-of-life issues every day, can tell you why you should tune in to our special NPT Reports: Town Hall: End-of-Life Decisions much better than we can. So we’ll just leave it to them. From their blog: It’s like the old saying goes: Nothing in life is certain […]