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(Media Update) 29 Things You Can `Watch Now` on Wnpt.org

Published on February 28, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

You have an extra day this year. What are you going to do with it? Since we’re excited about the launch of our new Video.Wnpt.org  “Watch Now” video portal, we think Leap Day is a good opportunity to remind you about all the great shows and documentaries you can now access, and maybe catch up […]

Tweets (Some Annotated) from the PBS Annual Meeting:

Published on May 23, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

Several of us here at NPT recently spent four days at the PBS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where we caught previews of the upcoming season, discussed public broadcasting business and took part in professional development sessions with representatives from PBS, public broadcasting organizations and representatives for public television stations around the nation. A wrap-up […]

Happy Birthday Sesame Street: Let`s Get Dressed Up

Published on November 4, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Next week marks the 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street. As NPT’s Erin McInnis points out, that’s two generations, at least! There’s no understating the educational and cultural impact of the show over the years, and to prove the latter point, I guarantee that you saw at least one Sesame Street costume this past Halloween, and […]

Sesame Street: As Relevant (And Fun) As Ever

Published on September 7, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

(Ed. note). The 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street has NPT staffer Erin McInnis, who divides her time between the production and education departments, thinking about the impact the show has had on her life, and the impact it continues to have on the world-at-large. Families Stand Together: Feeling Secure in Tough Times, a new special […]

(Exclusive) Elmo and Big Bird Talk About A Capitol Fourth

Published on June 22, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

This year’s A CAPITOL FOURTH celebration, airing July 4 at 7:00 p.m. Central on NPT and PBS stations nationwide, has a special treat for the entire family: Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and more of the SESAME STREET gang will be on hand to celebrate America’s 233rd birthday. In an exclusive interview, […]

Sesame Street Helps Military Families Cope with Change

Published on March 30, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Last year, Ilona Meagher, author of Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America’s Returning Troops joined NPT for a day-long summit on Depression and what we need to do as a nation to help returning serviceman. The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, and other psychological disorders, as well as the physical injuries […]

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, […]

Sesame Street Abby in Wonderland Discount Offer

Published on September 4, 2008 By Joe Pagetta

In advance of the upcoming broadcast premiere of Abby in Wonderland on NPT and PBS KIDS stations nationwide, Sesame Street: Abby in Wonderland will be on the big screen in almost 90 movie theatres around the country thoughout September. This special family-friendly Kidtoons weekend matinee series for kids and families allow the parents of children […]