Back in May of this year, NPT held our first Antiques Appraisal Day at the Factory in Franklin. It was a great event, and wildly successful, with almost 1,000 people showing up to have their paintings, pottery, guns, memorabilia and more appraised. We had never done anything like that before, and while there were certainly […]
The Emmy® Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens has announced that critically acclaimed actress Maggie Gyllenhaal will host the upcoming 2009/2010 season, making her debut when the series premieres on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 9 p.m. Central on NPT and PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). Past seasons of Independent Lens have been presented by […]
[youtube="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUn4IuOHrRU"] The new Ken Burns documentary series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA, premieres this Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. on NPT and PBS stations nationwide and runs through Friday, October 2, 2009. The 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the […]
[youtube="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iPruMGfUiw"] Special thanks to local actor Josh Childs for donating his time, talent and wit to this fun new NPT promotional spot, a parody of the popular “Slap Chop” commercials. Co-written by Childs with Hugh Brian O’Neill, creative director/writer/director/producer and Joe Delmerico. Jim DeMarco, videographer and lighting; Ed Jones, editor.
July marks the end of the first round of episodes of the locally-produced music show Legends & Lyrics, and the lineup of songwriters and local connections couldn’t be better. With legendary classic songwriters such as Jimmy Webb, Ed Bruce and Jessi Colter, and contemporary classic songwriters such as John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin and Phil Vassar […]
Due to some scheduling conflicts and trying to get some end-of-the-fiscal-year stuff wrapped up, there is no NPT This Week Audio Podcast this week. We’ll be back next week. Thanks!
In the latest episode of the podcast, Justin Harvey and Joe Pagetta discuss P.O.V.‘s “New Muslim Cool,” Levon Helm: Ramble at the Ryman, Masterpiece Mystery! “Poirot,” Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami, why we repeat certain pledge programming, and more for the week of June 21-June 27. Music by Josh Ritter. Subscribe via iTunes. (Must have […]
If you’re still having trouble getting NPT on your converter-box-enabled or digital TV, and have rescanned since the transition on June 12, this Press Release sent today by the FCC may offer the solution. It especially addresses stations, like NPT, that moved their digital frequences on June 12. We moved from UHF frequency 46 to […]
In the latest episode of the podcast, Justin Harvey and Joe Pagetta discuss the new Tony Bennett Duets show, American Experience’s “Roberto Clemente,” the Independent Lens presentation of “Ask Not,” how neither of them recall anything about Chess the musical except the song “One Night in Bangkok” — it may have been before their time […]
Update June 24, 2009 2:05 Central. For the broadcast version of the program, confirmed guests joining the Levon Helm Band are Sam Bush, Sheryl Crow, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Billy Bob Thorton and Little Sammie Davis. LEVON HELM: RAMBLE AT THE RYMAN, originally scheduled to air on NPT this Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m., […]