We are proud to announce that two documentaries in our Tennessee Civil War 150 series picked up Emmy® Awards last night when the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards were announced at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Crisis of Faith won in the DOCUMENTARY/CULTURAL category, earning statuettes for Justin Harvey, Paul Mojonnier and Kevin Crane, while No Going Back: [...]
Sesame Street celebrates its 43rd season this September. For over 40 years, it’s been harnessing the power of media to educate children, and there have been hundreds of studies that demonstrate the show’s effectiveness. Here are some of the research highlights: Many studies with differing methodologies have highlighted the cognitive and academic benefits of viewing [...]
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 [...]
[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.
Raise a toast to Saint Joe Strummer I think he might have been our only decent teacher So sings Craig Finn of the band The Hold Steady on “Constructive Summer,” from its 2008 album Stay Positive. They may be the two best lines in one of the best rock songs of last year (at least [...]
The Tennessean reports that census figures, out this week on America’s foreign-born population, “show Tennessee — and particularly Middle Tennessee — becoming an increasingly popular destination for immigrants.” “Since 1990, the state gained nearly 200,000 foreign-born residents,” writes Chris Echegaray, “an increase that moved Tennessee’s ranking from 31st to 24th for the number of immigrants [...]
Cue the funk. It may have been the coolest show about reading ever, and it’s coming back. The Electric Company, “Refitted for the age of hip-hop and informed by decades of further educational research on reading,” according to the New York Times, will return to public television in 2009. “It’s the old one mixed with [...]
This wooden eagle — carved entirely with chainsaws and personalized for us — was the handiwork of Crossville’s Ben King and John Teeple, “Masters of the Chainsaw.” The woodsmiths will be featured on an upcoming episode of Tennessee Crossroads.
Here’s an easy way to get some holiday shopping done AND support public television AND see Emmylou Harris! From Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 18, you can show your support of Television Worth Watching at NPT’s Book Fair at all area Barnes and Noble Bookstores, including the stores at Cool Springs, Opry Mills and [...]
The Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin; a farm in Sparta; an old house with Civil War memories in Cornersville; and a Sword Swallower in Nashville — Tennesseans got to visit all of these places and people last night. In fact, so many people watched Tennessee Crossroads on NPT last night that it was the highest [...]