NET Begins Gavel-to-Gavel Legislative Coverage Jan. 8

News Release Date: 
December 20, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET Begins Gavel-to-Gavel Legislative Coverage Jan. 8

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 21, 2019) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, begins its 40th year of gavel-to-gavel television coverage of the Nebraska Legislature when it convenes on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

NET’s multiplatform coverage includes live broadcasts on the NET World channel every day the legislature is in session and highlights of daily activity during radio’s NPR news programs “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered.”

Live streaming and on-demand video are available at netNebraska.org/capitol and on the NET Nebraska mobile app. 

Coverage of legislative issues on NET began in the mid-1950s with the interview series “Your Unicameral,” followed by occasional coverage of specific legislative activities beginning in 1967.

Gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Nebraska Legislature began in 1980. Broadcasts from 12 additional government venues were recently added, including the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Governor’s Hearing Room.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Rogers, 402-660-5521, krogers@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.