‘Nebraska Stories’ Debuts New Season Jan. 16

News Release Date: 
January 2, 2020

For Immediate Release

‘Nebraska Stories’ Debuts New Season Jan. 16

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 2, 2020) – “Nebraska Stories” returns with a new season at 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, Jan. 16 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

The episode will feature the unveiling of a brand new statue of Chief Standing Bear in the U.S. Capitol, the harrowing story of a World War II Navy veteran lost at sea and the journey of a Lincoln boy with a rare condition who finds a new path to his future. Statue of Chief Standing Bear

Enjoyed by viewers across the state for its stories about hidden places, interesting people and forgotten history, “Nebraska Stories” explores the art, nature, food, science, history and people that make Nebraska special.

Other new story highlights in January include:

“Costume Play” – Explore the nerdy coolness of cosplay at the annual Omaha ComicCon Festival.

“Hope in Bloom” – A Humboldt woman cultivates a garden of hope and remembrance.

“Vintage Winery” – A visit with the James Arthur Vineyards family in Raymond, considered pioneers of Nebraska winemaking.

“Volleyball – A State Treasure” – A look at how women’s volleyball became a powerhouse sport in Nebraska.

“Racin’ Wiener Dogs” – A visit to the Syracuse GermanFest wiener dog races. Syracuse GermanFest wiener dog

“Nebraska Stories,” funded in part by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Margaret and Martha Thomas Foundation, airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT. The 13-episode 11th season repeats on Sundays at 11 a.m. CT and Mondays at 9 p.m. CT in January.

The series can be watched on Facebook, the NET Nebraska App or at netNebraska.org/nebraskastories.


Nebraska Stories Season 11 Opener 	Thursday 8pm CT

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.