'Nebraska Stories' Quilts, Fashion & More

News Release Date: 
April 4, 2018

For Immediate Release
‘Nebraska Stories’ Concludes Season with Quilts, Fashion, Mountain Biking and More

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 4, 2018) – The popular NET television series “Nebraska Stories” concludes its ninth season with more local storytelling on Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT, on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

The final two episodes feature a rich variety of fascinating people and interesting activities that explore who we are as Nebraskans and celebrate the appeal of the state’s history and diversity.

April 12 episode

  • “Dirt Addiction” is about the growing sport of mountain biking in a state with no mountains, featuring the trails of Platte River State Park and the riders who frequent the park, including a female mountain biking racer from Omaha.
  • “Beyond the Runway: Marylou Luther” profiles the woman whose writing is essential reading for fashion designers worldwide. The columnist returns from New York City to her family home in Cambridge every summer where “Nebraska Stories” learns more about her brilliant and long career.
  • “Olive’s Refuge” explores the story behind the quilts made by a Lincoln woman who was able to still express herself creatively as she struggled with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • “A Promise Kept” looks back to 1877 when the people of Neligh agreed to care for the grave of a Ponca girl and the special ceremony from the tribe that followed 135 years later.

Nebraska Stories 912	Thursday 8pm CT

April 19 episode

  • “The Quilts of Ken Burns” includes an interview with the acclaimed filmmaker who, although he has collected quilts since the 1970s, agreed to collaborate with the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln for his first-ever exhibition.
  • “The Legacy of General John J. Pershing” looks at the early days of the general’s career when he was professor of military science and tactics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and turned out the nation’s best drill team before he commanded the American Expeditionary Force during World War 1.
  • “A Rising Star” features a conversation with Eva Bell of Omaha and her journey from aspiring actress to star as “young Elsa” in the mega-hit “Frozen” released by Walt Disney Pictures.
  • “Junk Jaunt” explores the popular fall event that draws thousands of people who cruise miles of central Nebraska highways searching garage sales for treasures.

The series can also be accessed on Facebook, by downloading the NET Nebraska App and at netNebraska.org/nebraskastories.

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CONTACT: Mary Jane Winquest, 402-470-6247, mjwinquest@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
NET is Nebraska's 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.