Campaign Connection '08
The presidential race through the eyes of Nebraskans.
Nebraska's Senate campaign.
State races and issues.
A look back at the politics of 1968 and the impact they still have today.
Follow the 2008 Presidential race from a Nebraskan perspective.
We gave small cameras to several Nebraskans and asked them to keep video diaries on the presidential race throughout 2008. How were they deciding who to vote for? What was influencing their decisions? How did they feel about the issues that were, or were not, being discussed?
Meet Our Video Diary Keepers
What do they have in common? They're thoughtful, politically engaged, and started 2008 with no clear choice for president.
Candidates competed for the seat then held by retiring U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel. Watch the full interviews with each candidate or find their opinions on individual topics. (Nebraska Party candidate Kelly Rosberg did not respond to our repeated requests for an interview.)
What should be our Iraq involvement in the next 5 years, and how do we qet there?
What should be criteria for using military force against other countries?
How would you create a health care system from the ground up?
Should the government respond to global climate change?
What changes would you make to "No Child Left Behind"?
How would you address gasoline price concerns?
Do you believe in abortion rights, and if so, under what circumstances?
How can we stimulate creation of more & better-paying jobs?
How would you reform Social Security?
| Max Yashirin|
| Jeff Fortenberry|
| Lee Terry|
| Jay Stoddard|
|This NET website and video show how|
one of the most turbulent years in American
history rippled through Nebraska politics.
Both sides debate the controversial
Proposition 424 in a courtroom setting
in this NET Television production.
Partial funding for NET's Campaign Connection '08 was provided by the Union Pacific Foundation.
Additional funding was provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's
Station-based Election Programming Initiative.