Nashville`s Gary Slaughter on 50th Anniversary of Cuban Missile Crisis and `Man Who Saved the World`

Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 9:10 am

Fifty years ago this month, in October 1962, the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war. On October 22, 1962, after reviewing photographic evidence, President John F. Kennedy informed the world that the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba, just 90 miles off the shores of Florida.  For the next 13 […]

`Call The Midwife` The Morning-After Analysis: Episode 3

Posted by on October 15, 2012 at 9:10 am

This is the third 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 six […]

Watch `Call the Midwife` with the Faculty of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Posted by on September 25, 2012 at 9:50 am

Call the Midwife, was the highest rated new drama launch on record for the BBC, and this Sunday, September 30, it makes its way to NPT and PBS stations nationwide at 7:00 p.m. CT. The show will then air for the next consecutive  five Sundays, also at 7:00 p.m. Based on the best-selling memoirs of […]

A Look at the Six Months Ahead at NPT

Posted by on January 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

From new episodes in our Tennessee Civil War 150, NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis and Next Door Neighbors documentary projects, to a third volume of our popular 20th Century in Photographs series, to a public screening and event surrounding the Freedom Riders documentary, 2011 is going to be an amazing year of great programming and events […]

Tennessee Crossroads Gets a Taste of the Sweet Life with Sweet Treats Special

Posted by on December 3, 2010 at 9:24 am

From the NPT Pressroom: Any mention of “sweet treats” brings to mind a wide array of tasty delights. Perhaps you think of your favorite candy, cookie or ice cream, or even something a bit nuttier like candied pecans. With a variety of “sweet” ideas of their own, Tennessee Crossroads sent Joe Elmore, Gretchen Bates, Tressa […]

Eight Days in the Studio with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

Nashville engineer Steve Marcantonio is best known these days as an Academy of Country Music Engineer-of-the-Year Award winner who has worked with the likes of Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Alabama, Deanna Carter, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Brooks and Dunn. But long before his Music City days, he got his start in 1978 […]

Sherlock Gets a Contemporary Makeover (and Eight Others We Think Could Use One)

Posted by on October 16, 2010 at 8:41 am

By Erin McInnis and Joe Pagetta Picture the scene. We’re in London where there has been a rash of seemingly identical suicides. Or has there?  Wanting to reassure the community, Inspector Lestrade holds a press conference to release a statement and answer questions from the media. In true Holmes fashion, Sherlock e-blasts his opinion via […]

God in America: The First Amendment Center Discussion

Posted by on October 13, 2010 at 12:35 pm

We hope you’ve been enjoying the landmark six-hour/three-day series God in America, which concludes tonight with hours five and six and is also available to view online. A program like God in America is ripe for discussion, and we held two screenings of segments from the documentary prior to its broadcast, at Lipscomb University and […]

Conversations with Gubernatorial Candidates Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter

Posted by on October 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

NewsChannel 5’s Vicki Yates hosts half-hour interviews with both of the major party candidates for Tennessee Governor Public television viewers throughout Tennessee have a chance this month to learn more about the two candidates for Tennessee Governor. Produced by WKNO in Memphis, A Conversation with Bill Haslam: Election Edition and A Conversation with Mike McWherter: […]

NPT Music Monthly September 2010: Tori Amos, Cachao López, The Carter Family and More

Posted by on August 31, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Not since the great female songwriters and performers of the late 60s, had there been such an influx of influential women in rock as we saw in the early to mid-90s. To this day, if you check the influences of aspiring women singer-songwriters and artists, odds are one of these artists’ names will pop up. […]