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In Memoriam: Our Friend John Seigenthaler (1927-2014)

Published on July 11, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

As much as John Seigenthaler was a part of our family here, it’s easy to forget that, essentially, he was a volunteer.  For 42 years, he hosted A Word on Words with John Seigenthaler. Not as a paid employee, but as a volunteer, dedicated to serving this community and honoring the integrity of the written word. […]

What We`re Reading This Summer

Published on July 17, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Even though we run a television station, we’re big on books and reading at Nashville Public Television, whether it’s doing it ourselves or encouraging other people to do it. Nearly all our kids programs are about reading in some way, whether it’s Super Why!, Word Girl, Sesame Street or Martha Speaks. We’ve been talking about […]

David Maraniss Talks Rome 1960 on A Word on Words

Published on October 10, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

The Southern Festival of Books started today at War Memorial Plaza, which means plenty of great writers in town for John Seigenthaler to interview on A Word on Words. These include David Maraniss, journalist, historian and author of four critically acclaimed and bestselling books: When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi, First in […]


Published on October 23, 2007 By Joe Pagetta

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice-President Al Gore received a second Quill award yesterday at the third annual Quill Awards. Gore’s The Assault on Reason won the Quill award for the history/current affairs/politics category — the same award he won in 2006 for his book An Inconvenient Truth. Book of the Year went to […]