Programming

‘NPT Reports: Whose Music?’ premieres on Sunday, Sept. 22

Posted by on September 17, 2019 at 8:00 am

NPT Reports: Whose Music? premieres on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The half-hour current affairs show will be hosted by NPT’s LaTonya Turner and will take a deep dive into issues and topics of importance to our community. Experts, stakeholders and others offer perspective and context on a range of subjects through group conversations, […]

Tower maintenance may affect daytime reception beginning mid-October

Posted by on September 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Attention NPT viewers: In order to ensure the safety of workers on our broadcast tower next week, our transmitter will operate at low power during daytime hours. Viewers who receive our signal via antenna or satellite may experience reception issues; cable viewers should not be affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.

NPT’s ‘DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost’ documentary returns Sept. 19

Posted by on September 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost, NPT’s Emmy-winning original production about the pioneering African American harmonica virtuoso, returns to television on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. and will also be available to stream at wnpt.org/video. The half-hour documentary about the early star of the Grand Ole Opry features appearances by Bailey’s three children and was […]

NPT to air Ray Charles, Ed Temple & the Tigerbelles specials this month

Posted by on August 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

Nashville Public Television will air two special programs of local interest during the month of August: An Opry Salute to Ray Charles premieres Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m.; and Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles airs Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. NPT is the national presenting station for An Opry Salute to Ray Charles, […]

Mission manual to Summer of Space on NPT

Posted by on July 2, 2019 at 3:34 pm

In a summer full of significant anniversaries, we’re particularly excited about the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first moon landing. To celebrate, we’ve launched #SpaceNPT, part of PBS’ Summer of Space, which includes special programming, a dedicated website (wnpt.org/space), and a free screening event highlighting Chasing the Moon, a six-hour American Experience series […]

‘Victoria on Masterpiece’ Season 3 Premieres Jan. 13

Posted by on January 5, 2019 at 9:30 am

The third season of Victoria on Masterpiece premieres on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. This will not only be the U.S. premiere, it’ll also be the world premiere because the episodes will air here in the U.S. before they are shown in the United Kingdom. It’s 1848 when the story picks up. Queen Victoria […]

‘Doc Martin’ Season 8 begins Thursday, Jan. 3, on NPT

Posted by on December 29, 2018 at 8:26 am

He’s back! Martin Clunes returns as the irascible, yet lovable, title character in Doc Martin beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at 8 p.m. on NPT. Viewers will have several opportunities to enjoy the series: Each Season 8 episode will air Thursdays at 8 and 11 p.m., Saturdays at 9 p.m. and again Sundays at 10 […]

New holiday shows: ‘Tennessee Crossroads,’ ‘Call the Midwife’ & more on NPT

Posted by on December 14, 2018 at 11:17 am

Need a little Christmas? We’ve got plenty this month with a sleigh full of holiday episodes, music specials and cooking/entertaining shows. Joe Elmore and the Tennessee Crossroads crew put together a collection of an hour-long Tennessee Crossroads Christmas Special, premiering Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. Tune in for nine holiday-themed stories including Chad’s Winter […]

NPT & The Great American Read, on TV & at the Southern Festival of Books

Posted by on September 21, 2018 at 9:45 am

  First, if you haven’t yet voted for your favorite novel in The Great American Read campaign, do it right now by clicking this link (we’ll wait…). Now that you’ve taken care of that, here are some NPT and A Word on Words tie-ins to the national program that you’ll want to mark on your […]

A New Way to Enjoy the Annual ‘Capitol Fourth’ Concert

Posted by on June 29, 2018 at 11:38 am

  For the 38th year, PBS and NPT will air A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day concert held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, live on July 4th. This year’s broadcast is 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, with an encore presentation immediately afterward at 8:30 p.m. New for 2018 is a […]