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Similar Stories of Freedpeople on ‘Mercy Street’ and in Tennessee

Published on March 6, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

By Rob DeHart Tennessee State Museum The Season 2 finale of Mercy Street ties up a number of plotlines while leaving a few lingering questions. One of the major themes of the series is how African Americans continued their march toward freedom and in telling these stories, Mercy Street also hits upon the main injustices […]

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

Published on July 25, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

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 […]

Governor Bill Haslam Partners with Sesame Street to promote Healthy Eating

Published on March 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has partnered with our friends at Sesame Street for a testimonial about the benefits of eating heath;y. In the short video, Haslam chats with Sesame Street faves Abby Cadabby and Rosita about why it’s important to develop healthy eating habits. NPT’s Children’s Health Crisis series touched on the role healthy eating […]

NPT Marks TN Child Health Week with Rebroadcasts/Updates of `Children`s Health Crisis` Docs

Published on October 3, 2013 By Joe Pagetta

Recognizing that the health and well-being of children is fundamental to the progress of the United States, President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 created Child Health Day. Now celebrating its 85th year, the State of Tennessee is taking it a step further and declaring October 7-13 Child Health Week. In his proclamation marking Child Health Week, […]

Conversations with Gubernatorial Candidates Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter

Published on October 6, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

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: […]

Republican Candidates for TN Governor Share Forum Tonight May 25

Published on May 25, 2010 By Joe Pagetta

The Tennessee Public Television Council (TPTC) and the League of Women Voters Memphis and Shelby County will tonight, Tuesday, May 25, offer voters a chance to hear from each of the four Republican candidates for Tennessee Governor. TN Gubernatorial Forum: Republican Edition will air live on NPT and across the state on public television stations […]