Episode 3047

Tennessee Crossroads

May 25, 2017

Season 30 | Episode 47

On Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads, Joe Elmore visits a pipe organ shop just outside of Chattanooga. Nancy Hoddinott drops in at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Gretchen Bates visits a bed and breakfast in Shelbyville. And last, we revisit a Jerry Thompson story in this week's FLASHBACK to the TN Valley Railroad in Chattanooga.

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Pipe Organ Makers on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Pipe Organ Makers

Ooltewah, TN

Pianos and guitars are more plentiful, but the undisputed king of musical instruments is the pipe organ. Only a handful of American companies build pipe organs, using time-honored European methods, and one of them is located just outside of Chattanooga, TN. Owners of Richards, Fowkes and Company create some of the world's best pipe organs is a matter of pride and precision craftsmanship. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


Bluebird Cafe on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Bluebird Cafe

Nashville, TN

Nancy Hoddinott drops in at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville to discover the story behind the famous name.


Clearview Horse Farm on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Clearview Horse Farm

Shelbyville, TN

Tennessee Crossroads visits a Bed and Breakfast in Shelbyville, TN that's fun and hospitable to humans and horses alike. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Clearview Horse Farm.