NET On The Road To McCook

News Release Date: 
April 19, 2017

For Immediate Release
Community Invited to NET Events in McCook

LINCOLN, Neb. (April 19, 2017) – Area residents are invited to attend two events in McCook Sunday, April 30 as part of NET’s “On The Road” trip to south central and southwest Nebraska.

The afternoon activities begin with a Town Talk at 1 p.m. at Fox Theatre where NET leadership will welcome area residents for coffee and an informal discussion to get acquainted and learn more about the McCook community.

Later Sunday at 3 p.m., NET’s new documentary “Painting Nebraska’s Legacy” will be shown, also at Fox Theatre. Nebraska artist Todd A. Williams will be on hand to discuss his journey to paint at least one painting from all 93 Nebraska counties, which is featured in this film.

“Painting Nebraska’s Legacy” takes viewers around the state to capture history including Native Americans, the Homestead Act and the opportunities that attracted many different ethnic groups to start a new life here. The 60-minute program represents visible landmarks as well as places off the beaten path and brings attention to the state’s natural beauty, its native and pioneer past and its promise for the future.

For local gardening enthusiasts, the McCook community is also invited to a live taping of the “Backyard Farmer” program Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m. at Pioneer Village in Minden. The longest-running, locally-produced television series in the nation, “Backyard Farmer” is celebrating its 65th season and airs Thursdays at 7 p.m. on NET through Sept. 14. The Minden episode of “Backyard Farmer” will air statewide on NET May 4.  Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension landscape horticulture specialist, is the show’s host with other Nebraska Extension experts joining the panel. Those attending will get to experience being part of a television audience and see what goes into producing this popular show.

On the Road with NET Generic Promo Apr 27-30 2017

All events are free and open to the public and no registration is necessary. For more information about NET’s tour to Hastings, Minden, Holdrege and McCook and additional event options, visit

The “Backyard Farmer” series is a co-production of NET Television and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

NET operates the statewide public service network which includes television, radio and online services. For more information about NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR stations, visit

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is Nebraska's first public television broadcast service and includes PBS and award-winning, locally produced public television programming since 1954; NET World (NET2) offers live coverage of the Nebraska Unicameral, and other news and public affairs programming; NET Create (NET3) is a 24-hour channel featuring the most popular how-to, travel and lifestyle series.

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Since 1988, NET Radio has provided popular local music, news and lifestyle features and is Nebraska’s NPR station. It broadcasts on the following frequencies: Alliance/91.1 FM; Bassett/90.3 FM; Chadron/91.9 FM; Columbus/89.7 FM; Culbertson/92.7 FM; Falls City/88.9 FM; Harrison/89.5 FM; Hastings/Grand Island/89.1 FM; Lexington/88.7 FM; Lincoln/91.1 FM; Max/93.3 FM; Merriman/91.5 FM; Norfolk/89.3 FM; and North Platte/91.7 FM.