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New holiday shows: ‘Tennessee Crossroads,’ ‘Call the Midwife’ & more on NPT

Published on December 14, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Need a little Christmas? We’ve got plenty this month with a sleigh full of holiday episodes, music specials and cooking/entertaining shows. Joe Elmore and the Tennessee Crossroads crew put together a collection of an hour-long Tennessee Crossroads Christmas Special, premiering Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. Tune in for nine holiday-themed stories including Chad’s Winter […]

‘Christmas at Belmont’ & Other Holiday Specials on NPT this Season

Published on December 13, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

We’ve decorated our December schedule with holiday specials, including new episodes of Call the Midwife and Last Tango in Halifax. The 2017 Christmas at Belmont is the shining star atop our programming tree. Grammy-winning musician Sheryl Crow hosts the holiday concert recorded at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Belmont’s McAfee Concert Hall. Christmas at Belmont […]

(Media Update) Americana Goes National on Austin City Limits

Published on November 13, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

After being broadcast live here on NPT in October, an abridged hour-long version of the 2011 Americana Awards and Honors show from the Ryman Auditorium will air nationally as a special epsiode of Austin City Limits. ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival 2011 will air on NPT in Austin City Limits‘ regular Wednesday night timeslot, November […]

NPT Music Monthly November 2009

Published on November 2, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

It was 35 years ago when a self-described “rag tag bunch of long-haired hippie public television types” caught Willie Nelson on video camera and produced the very first episode of Austin City Limits. To celebrate the show’s anniversary and his new record, Nelson returns with Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel for a very […]

NPT Music Monthly September 2009

Published on August 28, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

For reasons both convoluted and fuzzy, I found myself in the East Village of Manhattan, in the area known as Alphabet City, on an early morning in July, 2003. I was there to find and take a photo of the tenement where former childhood actor Bobby Driscoll was found dead in 1968. Why I was […]

Dave Matthews Band Kicks Off 35th Season of Austin City Limits

Published on August 10, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Dave Matthews Band will join Pearl Jam, M. Ward, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Andrew Bird and more this year on Austin City Limits as the venerable public television performance show celebrates 35 years. Dave Matthews Band will kick off the season on October 3, 2009 with hits and songs from its latest album Big Whiskey […]


Published on March 12, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The folks at PBS Engage will be at SXSW this weekend and into next, broadcasting interviews with “filmmakers, content creators and interactive visionaries,” direct to viewers on the PBS Engage site (pbs.org/engage). Among the slated guests are Alejandro Escovedo, David Kitchen and Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona. The tentative schedule, according to the site, […]

The NPT Music Monthly January 2009

Published on January 2, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The NPT Music Monthly for January ‘09 has been sent to subscribers and is up now on the wnpt.net news page. It’s the complete listing of all the music programming coming to NPT this month, including B.B. King, Counting Crows, Foo Fighters, Indina Menzel, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova and plenty more. Subscribe […]

Austin City Limits Fest Gives Boost to TV Show

Published on September 30, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

At the recent Americana Music Festival and Conference here in Nashville, I had the great pleasure of sitting on a Music on TV panel with Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona and Yep Roc’s Records publicist James Bailey. Lickona was in town to receive the AMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for an Executive. At the panel, […]


Published on February 15, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

R.E.M. will make its first-ever appearance on the acclaimed long-running PBS show AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, which airs Saturday nights at 10:00 CT on NPT. The concert taping will take place on March 13 during this year’s annual SXSW Music Conference. It will also be the first taping of the 34th season of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, […]