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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 […]

A Statement from NPT President and CEO Beth Curley

Published on March 18, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Dear Friend of NPT: You may have heard about the president’s FY 2018 budget proposing the elimination of federal funding for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, among other things. Even with the important contributions of viewers and supporters, there is no viable replacement for federal funding of the CPB – it is essential for our […]

New Undersea Series from Jim Henson Now Part of Kid’s Lineup on NPT

Published on November 29, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

The latest addition to NPT’s children’s programming lineup is Splash and Bubbles, a new series from The Jim Henson Company, producers of Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid. This new series airs 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday on NPT. Splash and Bubbles was designed by […]

Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board Meets in Nashville

Published on June 22, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Board of Directors will meet here in Nashville on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 1:30 to 4:35 p.m. CDT. CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. CPB’s mission is to ensure universal access to non-commercial, high-quality content and telecommunications services. It […]

NPT Part of New Nationwide Veterans Coming Home Project

Published on August 18, 2014 By Joe Pagetta

Nashville Public Television (NPT) will contribute this fall to a new nationwide project titled Veterans Coming Home. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and led by Wisconsin Public Television, Veterans Coming Home harnesses public media’s strengths and reach to address the needs of veterans in local communities. Building on compelling national content, NPT and other […]

NPT Reports on the Immigrant Side of the Dropout Crisis in `Translating the Dream`

Published on October 3, 2012 By MiChelle Jones

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – October 3, 2012 – According the Tennessee Department of Education 2011 Report Card, the graduation rate for among English Language Learners (ELL) students in the state in was 70%, compared to 85% for all students. In Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), even fewer ELL students graduate: 64%.* In the new special, “NPT […]

(NPT News) Tennessee Public TV Stations Launch Statewide Tennessee Channel

Published on December 2, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

From the NPT Pressroom: Tennessee Public Television Stations Launch Statewide “Tennessee Channel” to Promote Abundance of Local-Interest Programming Harnessing the power of Tennessee’s intrastate fiber connection, the state’s public television stations will now be able to quickly share programming with each other and their respective viewing audiences. Starting Saturday, December 5, 2009, those stations will […]

Elmo Comes to Nashville to Launch PBS Kids Raising Readers

Published on February 11, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

War Memorial Auditorium was Elmo’s World on Tuesday, February 10, when the Sesame Street icon teamed up with Tennessee Education Commissioner, Dr. Tim Webb, to Launch PBS KIDS Raising Readers in Nashville. Joining them on the stage were Ron Ramsey, Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee; Nashville Mayor Karl Dean; Beth Curley, President and CEO of NPT, […]

The Business Perspective for New Arrivals to Music City

Published on July 25, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

On Thursday, July 31, 2008, 5-7 pm at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville Public Television, together with The Coalition for Education About Immigration, is hosting Destination: Music City – The Business Perspective for New Arrivals, a forum for the Nashville business community focusing on the “Economics & Public Policy of Immigration in […]