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NPT relaunches John Seigenthaler ‘A Word on Words’ online archive

Published on October 15, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

On Nashville Public Television’s A Word on Words, renowned journalist John Seigenthaler held in-depth and informed discussions with authors over the series’ 40-year run (1972 to 2013). NPT has digitized 901 episodes of A Word on Words and made them available online at https://www.wnpt.org/a-word-on-words-john-seigenthaler/.

Enter NPT’s AWOW Giveaway through Oct. 11!

Published on September 26, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

It’s time for another AWOW Giveaway of books by authors we’ve interviewed on NPT’s Emmy-winning A WORD ON WORDS series. With the Southern Festival of Books approaching, we’re keeping it local with authors who live in the Nashville area ‒ and we’ve included A WORD ON WORDS hosts J.T. Ellison and Mary Laura Philpott! Register […]

Enter NPT’s AWOW Giveaway through Aug. 2!

Published on July 22, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

Hey, NPT book lovers, we’re giving away a set of books by authors featured on NPT’s Emmy-winning A WORD ON WORDS series. The show features interviews with authors, poets and others filmed in sites around Middle Tennessee. Register at wnpt.org/books for a chance to win the following books chosen with beach reading in mind. Sunset […]

NPT wins 2018 NETA Awards for ‘Aging Matters’ & ‘A Word on Words’

Published on January 28, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

NPT received two awards from the National Educational Telecommunications Association on Jan. 21, 2019. NETA honored its members with awards for excellence in community engagement, instructional media, content creation and promotion. The gala evening, sponsored in part by the Contributor Development Partnership (CDP), was the opening event for the 2019 NETA Conference and CPB Public […]

Fourth season of NPT’s Emmy Award-winning ‘A Word on Words’ begins Jan. 25

Published on January 16, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

  The new season of A Word on Words, NPT’s Emmy Award-winning reboot of its classic series, launches Friday, Jan. 25, on Facebook and Sunday, Jan. 27, on-air. Mystery writer J.T. Ellison and essayist Mary Laura Philpott return as hosts and NPT associate producer/senior editor Suzy Hence takes over as series producer. Fifteen authors will […]

NPT promotes two; other staff updates

Published on November 30, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television recently promoted two staffers and welcomed another back to the city and station. Shane Burkeen was promoted to Director of Brand & Digital Strategies at NPT. He joined the staff in 2016 and previously served as Brand and Digital Content Manager. During his time at NPT, Burkeen has implemented cross-departmental digital campaigns […]

NPT receives five Midsouth Regional Emmy Award nominations

Published on November 16, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

NPT received five nominations at the 33rd Midsouth Regional Emmy Award announcement party on Nov. 15, 2018, at BMI on Nashville’s Music Row. The following NPT productions and staff received nominations: PUBLIC AFFAIRS NPT Reports Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation LaTonya Turner DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL Music Row: Nashville’s Most Famous Neighborhood Justin Harvey, Paul Mojonnier, Joe DelMerico, […]

NPT is named finalist in five 2018 NETA Award categories

Published on November 9, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television has been named a finalist in five categories in the 2018 NETA Awards competition. Two other public television stations, Alabama Public Television and Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, are also named in five categories. The winners will be announced during the National Educational Telecommunications Association annual conference in Salt Lake City in January 2019. […]

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

Published on September 21, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

  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 […]

NPT’s 2017 Report to the Community Covers Productions, Activities, Finances

Published on November 27, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

NPT’s 2017 Report to the Community is now available online and in hard copy. The annual document covers Fiscal Year 2017 – July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 – and includes statements from president and CEO Kevin Crane and president emerita Beth Curley; overviews of NPT’s original productions and achievements during the past year; […]