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NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Opioids & Addiction’ premieres June 20

Published on June 20, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

The opioid crisis has dominated news reports in recent years, from stories on communities and families ravaged by addiction to states suing pharmaceutical companies for their role in the spread of the drugs. You might think opioid misuse is a problem of youth, but in Tennessee, adults ages 55 to 64 have the highest death […]

NPT receives Council on Aging Sage Award for ‘Aging Matters’ project

Published on May 2, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television is among the Council on Aging (COA) of Middle Tennessee’s recently announced 28th Annual Sage Awards honorees. NPT is being recognized for its ongoing Aging Matters project. Presented each year since 1992, the Sage Awards are given to older adults who have made outstanding contributions to Middle Tennessee through a lifelong commitment […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Legal Help’ documentary premieres March 28

Published on March 20, 2019 By MiChelle Jones

Just over half of all older adults have had at least one civil legal problem in the last year and 87 percent of seniors seeking legal assistance had difficulty finding or affording it. Yet benefits and resources available to older adults are underutilized. Aging Matters: Legal Help, the fourteenth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT […]

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 […]

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’s 2018 Report to the Community now available online

Published on November 13, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville Public Television’s 2018 Report to the Community, our annual report of the station’s activities and finances, is now available online and in hard copy. The document covers Fiscal Year 2018 – July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 – and includes overviews of NPT’s original productions and events during the past year, as well […]

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’s ‘Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks’ premieres Nov. 15

Published on November 1, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks, the 13th documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. on NPT. If you’re sick or hurt enough to go to the hospital, you expect to leave in better shape than when you arrived. But as we age, it becomes […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Dental Health’ premieres Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Published on September 6, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Aging Matters: Dental Health, the twelfth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tennessee ranks 49th in oral health for older adults and almost half of Tennesseans over 65 . Older adults are often susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect their […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation’ Premiere, Preview Event in May

Published on May 16, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On the next edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative […]