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NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks’ premieres Nov. 15

Published on November 1, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Aging Matters: Hospitals & Health Risks, the 13th documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. on NPT. If you’re sick or hurt enough to go to the hospital, you expect to leave in better shape than when you arrived. But as we age, it becomes […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Dental Health’ premieres Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.

Published on September 6, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Aging Matters: Dental Health, the twelfth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, premieres Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tennessee ranks 49th in oral health for older adults and almost half of Tennesseans over 65 . Older adults are often susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay, which can affect their […]

‘Voyage of Adventure,’ NPT Doc on History-Inspired River Trip, Airs July 26

Published on July 18, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

By MiChelle Jones, NPT On Labor Day 2016, while others spent the day grilling and relaxing, photographer John Guider set off on what would be a two-month, 1,000-mile journey along Tennessee’s waterways. His goal was to follow, as closely as possible, Col. John Donelson’s 1779 journey from Virginia to what would become Nashville. Guider’s voyage […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation’ Premiere, Preview Event in May

Published on May 16, 2018 By MiChelle Jones

Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. On the next edition of Aging Matters, we will explore how growing older can be an isolating experience and the difference between being isolated and feeling isolated or lonely. We’ll also look at innovative […]

Aging Matters ‘Nutrition & Aging’ & ‘Practical Nutrition’ Premiere Nov. 16

Published on November 9, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Of the diseases that can affect how we age, malnutrition is not an obvious one. However, researchers say more and more older adults are malnourished, including people who may look healthy or who may even be overweight. Nutrition & Aging, NPT Reports’ latest Aging Matters documentary, examines the hidden epidemic of malnutrition and undernutrition among […]

NPT’s ‘Music Row’ Documentary Premieres Thursday, Aug. 17

Published on August 11, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

Nashville’s Music Row has given rise to epic successes and shaped the future of one of music’s most popular and populist genres. In Music Row: Nashville’s Most Famous Neighborhood, NPT tells the story of how a group of unremarkable bungalows became the heart of the country music industry and helped Nashville become known around the […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace’ Premieres April 27

Published on April 26, 2017 By MiChelle Jones

It is estimated that 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day in the United States; a trend that will continue for the next decade. At the same time, we are living longer than ever before. The aging of our population will impact every aspect of our lives. Aging Matters: Aging & the Workplace, the latest […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation’ Premieres Nov. 17

Published on November 16, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

There are more than 5 million elder abuse victims in the United States and it is estimated that one in 10 adults over the age of 60 is a victim. Aging Matters: Abuse & Exploitation, the eighth documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and […]

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 […]

NPT’s ‘Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s & Dementia’ Premieres June 27

Published on June 27, 2016 By MiChelle Jones

An estimated 5 million people in the U.S. are living with some form of dementia. Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, the seventh documentary in Nashville Public Television’s NPT Reports: Aging Matters series, examines the impact these diseases are having on individuals, families and communities. Aging Matters: Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia premieres Monday, […]