Programming

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 […]

New ‘Crossroads’ Travel Special Airs During NPT’s June Membership Campaign

Posted by on May 31, 2018 at 4:39 pm

  NPT’s June Membership Campaign kicks off June 1 and includes music shows – some with ticket and meet-&-greet offers – and a new Tennessee Crossroads special. Just in time for summer, Weekend Getaway, a 90-minute Crossroads episode, premieres Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. and features suggested itineraries for quick trips in East, Middle and […]

Franklin Det. Leigh Ann Hester Honored in 2018 Nat’l Memorial Day Concert

Posted by on May 25, 2018 at 1:11 pm

NPT observes Memorial Day with a live broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 27, at 7 p.m. with an encore presentation immediately following at 8:30 p.m. The concert will be hosted by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinese and will include a mix of performances, readings and tribute segments highlighting significant […]

NPT’s 2018 Royal Wedding Coverage Starts May 14; Wedding Ceremony on NPT2

Posted by on May 12, 2018 at 9:00 am

NPT is airing a full week of programming leading to the May 19, 2018, wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. In addition, we’ll air five hours of live BBC coverage of the event on NPT2, beginning at 3 a.m., with an encore presentation later […]

‘A Time of Joining,’ an NPT Original Production, Premieres Feb. 22

Posted by on February 19, 2018 at 3:53 pm

A Time of Joining, the latest documentary in NPT’s Citizenship Project series, premieres Thursday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. The film explores the rise of benevolent societies and fraternal associations in the years following the Civil War. These organizations provided members with burial insurance, status and other benefits before the nation had any sort of […]