Nebraska Stories March 23 & 30

News Release Date: 
March 8, 2017

For Immediate Release
‘Nebraska Stories’ Brings Huskers, Music and Profiles

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 8, 2017) – The popular NET television series “Nebraska Stories,” features several new stories from across the state at 8 p.m. CT, Thursdays on NET.

Through engaging storytelling and beautiful visuals, “Nebraska Stories” explores who we are as Nebraskans and features a variety of topics including art, nature, food, science and history. Story highlights for this eighth season include an intimate portrait of philanthropist Walter Scott Jr., a fresh look at rodeo through the lens of a photographer and a trip to see Bighorn sheep in Sowbelly Canyon.

The March 23 “Nebraska Stories” episode includes these stories:

  • Follow along to Lyons and Imperial with Hear Nebraska co-founder Andrew Norman to hear original music performed by emerging musicians from Nebraska
  • A look at Cornhusker archives with amateur Husker “archeologist” Paul “Jake” Jacobson of Wahoo
  • After years of preparation and three failed attempts, meet Lincoln climber Robert Kay who became the first Nebraskan to summit Mount Everest
  • For a 98 year-old Hastings man who lived through the Depression and drought of the 1930s, his memories of going without motivate him to bake pies for those in need
  • Dig along with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students diagnosing dirt near Pawnee Lake

Nebraska Stories –809 	Thursday 8pm CT

The March 30 “Nebraska Stories” episode includes these stories:

  • Learn about retired construction executive, active philanthropist and billionaire Walter Scott Jr. of Omaha
  • Watch the 2015 defending Husker Volleyball National Champions interact with fans from central and western Nebraska for two days in Ogallala
  • See rodeo through the lens of photographer Mark Harris who spent the past eight years traveling Nebraska to capture the spirit and culture of the sport
  • Learn how small town kid Zachary Schmahl made it big on Broadway - but not through theater - through cookies as the self-proclaimed “cookie king of New York”
  • A group of scientists experiment with drones to see if this new technology can combat wildfires and save lives as they perform a prescribed burn at Homestead National Monument

New this year is a dynamic webpage which offers search features to be able to sort stories by categories, personal interests and locations at

The series can also be accessed on Facebook and by downloading the NET Nebraska App with stories from past seasons also included such as “New Fans for Old Golf” from Omaha and “Trail Ride” with a group of horsewomen from western Nebraska.

“Nebraska Stories” is a production of NET. For a complete television program schedule, visit NET’s website at or download the NET Nebraska App. 

NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, operates the statewide public service network which includes NET Television, NET Radio, NET Learning Services and NET Technology Services.

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