'Nebraska Stories' Returns for Eighth Season Jan. 12

News Release Date: 
January 6, 2017

For Immediate Release
‘Nebraska Stories’ Returns for Eighth Season on NET

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 6, 2017) – The popular NET television series “Nebraska Stories,” debuts its eighth season at 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, Jan. 12, and will continue to air Thursdays at 8 p.m. with shows repeated Mondays at 9 p.m. during its 13-episode season.

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 the coming season include an intimate portrait of philanthropist Walter Scott Jr., a fresh look at rodeo through the lens of a photographer, a visit to the Flatwater Folk Art Museum in Brownville and a profile of the non-profit Hear Nebraska founder Andy Norman.

The Jan. 12 “Nebraska Stories” premiere includes these compelling stories:

  • “The DeWitty Settlement” near Brownlee was the longest lasting, most successful black settlement in Nebraska. Descendants of DeWitty and Brownlee gathered to celebrate their shared history during the recent dedication ceremony for a new state historical marker commemorating the settlement.
  • “Cosmic Films” in Lyons is a film studio owned by resident Bill Hedges. He converted the town’s movie theater into a world of futuristic sets where he plans to shoot a sci-fi series co-starring his cat.
  • “Pellet of Poison” on the Omaha Indian Reservation (near Walthill) explores the intertwining of two remarkable women -- the first Native American doctor and a Nobel Prize winning scientist. In 1915, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was dying of cancer and the famous Madame Curie sent a special package from France to the reservation for her.
  • “Play Me I’m Yours” in Omaha celebrates a mix of art and music as artists decorate pianos which were rolled out around the city, resulting in impromptu street concerts.

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

NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station
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