NET Earns A Dozen Nebraska Broadcasters Association Awards

News Release Date: 
August 27, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET Earns A Dozen Nebraska Broadcasters Association Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (Aug. 27, 2020) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, received 12 awards from the Nebraska Broadcasters Association.

In the radio category, NET earned a silver award for “Omaha Grapples with Its Ugly Past,” and a bronze for “Nebraska: State of Mental Health,” in the in-depth or investigative story or series. For best continuing coverage of a news story, NET received a gold for its coverage of “Nebraska Flooding 2019” and a bronze for “Coronavirus Coverage 2020.” In the best use of multimedia journalism category, NET received a silver for “Moving from Future Flooding is Illegal” and a bronze for “Nebraska Stories: Model Fireboat Memorial.” In the best in-depth sports story or series “Powerlifting Program at Midland University” earned a bronze award.

In the television category, NET received a gold award for its “A Sculpted Life” program and a bronze for its “What If…” program in the service to business, industry, government or education category. “Nebraska Stories: Herb Mignery, Cowboy Artist” was the gold winner in service to agriculture. For best in-depth or investigative story or series, “And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019” received gold and “Small Town Cops” earned a bronze award.

The 2020 NBA Pinnacle Awards program was live streamed on Aug. 19. The Pinnacle Awards program was established in 1958 to recognize and encourage excellence in broadcasting and service to the community by Nebraska radio and television stations.

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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.