Ron Hull Remembers

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Join NET co-founder Ron Hull for a look back through 60 years of NET productions

Start your tour with “A Body of Excellent Work,” to learn more about Ron’s career and his influence on NET through the years. Together, with NET founder Jack McBride, Ron Hull and others paved the way for some of the most talented writers, producers, videographers, audio engineers, and journalists who have served not only Nebraska, but the nation as well. Ron will also tell you that none of this would have been possible without the support of viewers like you.
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Ron Hull Remembers Videos

A look back at the lendary career of Ron Hull, whose love of history, literature, and people has shaped the culture of NET and public broadcasting for over 60 years.
NET has celebrated the life and literature of Willa Cather in several productions. In the 1960s, Mildred Bennett, author of The World of Willa Cather, interviewed Carrie Miner Sherwood, Cather's friend from childhood. In the... more››
In this segment, Ron Hull Remembers Mari Sandoz, whom he had the pleasure of knowing personally, and sharing with the television audience in the early days of NET.
The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is iconic, not only because of its importance in Nebraska history, but also because of its significance in the spectrum of this country's relationship with Native Americans. In 1988, The... more››
In this excerpt of the last interview Hull conducted with Dr. Neihardt, he reflects on his life, and his most famous work, Black Elk Speaks.
In this conversation between two notable Nebraskans, John G. Neihardt tells Dick Cavett the story of meeting Black Elk, Lakota holy man and spiritual leader. It was the beginning of a long relationship, and what would become... more››
Ron Hull Remembers the definitive moment in the 1988 U.S. Senate race between incumbent David Karnes and challenger, former Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey.
Ron Hull Remembers screen actor Jack Lemmon as he contemplates middle age through the eyes and words of poet Ogden Nash. In the late 1960s, NET produced the first-ever series celebrating poetry on television. It was called Anyone... more››
Ron Hull Remembers a very young Valerie Harper, in her role celebrating the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. In the late 1960s, NET produced the first-ever series celebrating poetry on television. It was called Anyone for... more››
In this Anyone for Tennyson? episode featuring poets of the south, actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee performs "The Silence," by poet John Gould Fletcher. In the late 1960s, NET produced the first-ever series celebrating... more››
Nebraska native Henry Fonda gets misty-eyed when he performs a reading of Lee Benjamin's essay, "Vantage Point", for the NET audience in the 1970s. In the late 1960s, NET produced the first-ever series celebrating poetry on... more››