Public Television

A Statement from NPT President and CEO Beth Curley

Posted by on March 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

Dear Friend of NPT: You may have heard about the president’s FY 2018 budget proposing the elimination of federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, among other things. Even with the important contributions of viewers and supporters, there is no viable replacement for federal funding of the CPB – it is essential for our […]

NPT, Tennessee’s Public Media Stations Welcome CPB Board to State

Posted by on July 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Board of Directors held its quarterly meeting here in Nashville on June 27 at the Hermitage Hotel. A reception was held that evening at Tennessee’s Executive Residence for the state’s 12 public media television and radio stations. Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam welcomed the media representatives, members […]

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board Meets in Nashville

Posted by on June 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Board of Directors will meet here in Nashville on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:35 p.m. CDT. CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. CPB’s mission is to ensure universal access to non-commercial, high-quality content and telecommunications services. It […]

NPT and the Frist Center Partner on ArtQuest: Art Is All Around You

Posted by on October 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm

From the official release on the NPT Pressroom: New series of children’s segments designed to encourage children to be more involved in the arts. Nashville Public Television (NPT) and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts are proud to announce a new partnership designed to encourage children to be more involved in the arts. “ArtQuest: […]

`Call The Midwife` The Morning-After Analysis: Episode 1

Posted by on October 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

  This is the first in a series of guest blog posts by the faculty of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing about the previous night’s episode of Call the Midwife airing on Sundays on NPT and PBS Stations natiowide at 7:00 p.m. Central, September 30-November 4. Check in here every Monday morning for the next […]

Tweets (Some Annotated) from the PBS Annual Meeting:

Posted by on May 23, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Several of us here at NPT recently spent four days at the PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where we caught previews of the upcoming season, discussed public broadcasting business and took part in professional development sessions with representatives from PBS, public broadcasting organizations and representatives for public television stations around the nation. A wrap-up […]

Tennessee Public Television Council Awards Woodson and Tindell Legislators of Year

Posted by on February 23, 2011 at 3:43 pm

From the NPT Pressroom: NASHVILLE, Tennessee — February 23, 2011 — The Tennessee Public Television Council (TPTC), made up of Tennessee’s six public television stations including Nashville Public Television (NPT), presented State Senator Jamie Woodson and State Representative Harry Tindell with its Legislator of the Year Award recently in Nashville. The state’s six public television […]

A Special Message About Federal Funding from the Presidents of NPT and WPLN

Posted by on February 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm

In a joint opinion piece in today’s Tennessean, Beth Curley, president and CEO of  Nashville Public Television (NPT) and Rob Gordon, the president and CEO of WPLN (Nashville Public Radio) make their case for the importance of federal funding for public broadcasting. “Public broadcasting is America’s largest classroom,” they write. “Both public television and public […]

Tennessee Crossroads Thanksgiving Day Viewer`s Choice Marathon

Posted by on August 30, 2010 at 9:44 am

As I have previously noted in another post, as part of the Tennessee Crossroads team, I am often responsible for answering a variety of questions about our show. I can’t count the number of times I have received emails and phone calls asking when we are going to be re-airing a particular Tennessee Crossroads episode. […]

Are You Watching the Tennessee Channel?

Posted by on August 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

Back in December, Tennessee public television stations launched the Tennessee Channel, a four-hour block of Tennessee-centered programs. Each station provides programming for the Tennessee Channel which is then compiled and broadcast statewide each weekend. The programs air throughout Tennessee on Saturdays from 5:00-9:00 p.m. CT, and Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. CT. Here in Nashville, you […]