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NPT Presents Special Programming on Thursday Nights

Published on August 3, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

Over the coming weeks, NPT will broadcast a number of programs that examine our nation’s history of political and racial tensions so that we might better understand the events of today. “Through engagement with these topics, we seek to enrich the lives of everyone who calls Nashville home,” said Beth Curley, NPT’s president and CEO. […]

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. […]

(Media Update) NPT Celebrates Black History Month In 2012

Published on January 17, 2012 By Joe Pagetta

NPT celebrates Black History Month in 2012 with a slate of extraordinary documentaries and specials,  among them a Tony Award Winner, a Sundance selection and an encore of a Civil Rights story with strong Nashville ties.  A complete list follows. (INDEPENDENT LENS) DAISY BATES: FIRST LADY OF LITTLE ROCK — As a black woman who […]

Screenings and Civil War Songs and More: an Amazing May at NPT

Published on May 4, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

There’s always plenty going on here at NPT, both on and off-air, but May is particularly busy with screenings and special broadcasts. Here’s a quick round-up: May could easily be called “Freedom Riders Month” with the many events going on to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic rides. In addition to the national American […]

A Look at the Six Months Ahead at NPT

Published on January 10, 2011 By Joe Pagetta

From new episodes in our Tennessee Civil War 150, NPT Reports: Children’s Health Crisis and Next Door Neighbors documentary projects, to a third volume of our popular 20th Century in Photographs series, to a public screening and event surrounding the Freedom Riders documentary, 2011 is going to be an amazing year of great programming and events […]

Film on Freedom Riders to World Premiere at Sundance

Published on December 4, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

Back in March of this year, we told you director Stanley Nelson was in town to interview several Nashville-based individuals who were involved with The Freedom Riders in 1961, among them the host of NPT’s A Word on Words, John Seigenthaler, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Frederick Leonard and Reverend James Lawson. The interviews were being conducted […]

American Experience to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Riders

Published on March 19, 2009 By Joe Pagetta

The year 2011 will mark 50 years since the Freedom Riders, groups of blacks and whites traveling together from Washington D.C. into segregated Southern states, made their courageous and inspiring journeys. The iconic PBS series American Experience is scheduled to commemorate the anniversary with a special episode that year. Producers from Firelight Media are in […]