Public Affairs

New monthly legislative review program premieres Sunday at 9 a.m.

Posted by on February 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

This Sunday morning we’re premiering a new monthly show about the Tennessee Legislature. Tennessee Capitol Report will air 9 a.m. Sundays March 1 and 29, April 26 and May 31 on NPT; Tennessee’s five other PBS stations will also air the show on Sunday mornings. Tennessee Capitol Report is hosted by TV and radio personality ‪Chip […]

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 […]

NPT Productions ‘ArtQuest’ and ‘Children’s Health Crisis: Food’ Win 2015 Midsouth Emmy Awards

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

NPT Productions ArtQuest: Art is All Around You and Children’s Health Crisis: Food picked up Emmys when the 29th Annual Midsouth Regional Awards were announced January 31, 2015, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.     ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You won for best Children’s Program, with statuettes going to producer and writer Linda Wei, […]

Washington Week, Charlie Rose Highlight New NPT2 Public Affairs Block

Posted by on July 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

For those familiar with our secondary channel, NPT2, you know it’s an excellent opportunity to catch encore broadcasts of prime time PBS programming, classic A Word on Words episodes, the TN Channel on the weekends, and great additional programs that we can’t squeeze on to Channel 8.  We’re excited to announce that NPT2 will now […]

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 […]

President Obama Speech on Afghanistan Policy to Air on NPT2

Posted by on November 30, 2009 at 2:51 pm

President Obama’s speech on United States policy in Afghanistan, scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. CT will air on NPT2 (Comcast Digital Cable channel 241, Charter Digital Cable channel 176 and over-the-air on channel 8.2]. The NewsHour will provide a short analysis immediately following the speech. We will join Soundstage in progress […]

Updated with Video: Register and Zeppos Go One on One with John Seigenthaler

Posted by on June 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

Dr. Jesse Register Dr. Nicholas Zeppos Join us Friday night, June 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. for the latest installments of NPT’s recurring public affairs series One on One with John Siegenthaler. In the first half hour, Seigenthaler sits down for a conversation with Nashville’s new Director of Public Schools, Dr. Jesse Register. The two […]

(Video) Perspectives: The English Language Referendum

Posted by on January 16, 2009 at 9:12 am

As we told you yesterday, tonight’s the night for Perspectives: The English Language Referendum, a live discussion on the merits of the “English Only/English First” Amendment (opponents refer to it as “only,” proponents, “first”) that Davidson County voters must choose to vote for or against on January 22. Tonight’s live broadcast at 7:00 p.m., where […]

The Health and Wealth Connection

Posted by on March 24, 2008 at 9:58 am
IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK? In Sickness and in Wealth

The Tennessean‘s Dwight Lewis writes about the upcoming four-part PBS documentary UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK? In Sickness and in Wealth, on NPT-Channel 8 starting this Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. Central. UNNATURAL CAUSES looks at what’s making us sick in the first place, investigating startling new findings that suggest there […]

Is Corn Fueling Obesity?

Posted by on March 13, 2008 at 8:28 am
Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis

KING CORN is a new documentary by college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis that explores the crop’s ubiquity and potential health hazard. They discover that it’s in a majority of the fast food we eat in America, including doughnuts, hamburgers, soda and more. Cheney and Ellis joined Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” this […]