NET’s ‘On the Road’ Tour Features Free Community Events

News Release Date: 
May 6, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘On the Road’ Tour Features Free Community Events

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 6, 2019) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, is hitting the road this summer to bring a variety of free events to towns across western Nebraska.

Beginning May 29 and ending June 3, the tour includes stops in Chadron, Alliance, Scottsbluff, Mitchell, Sidney, Gering, Lewellen, Ogallala and Brule. 

Free screenings of NET’s new documentary “Small Town Cops” will provide a look into the changing role of police work in Nebraska’s small towns and rural areas. NET producer Bill Kelly and local law enforcement will be present to answer questions at each session.

NET leadership will host a series of morning and afternoon “Town Talk” sessions, providing residents with the opportunity to visit about their communities. 

Nebraskans who are curious about how to enjoy more of PBS’s content in a convenient way can attend one of several “How To: Video Streaming Workshops.” The workshops are designed to teach those new to technology how to use the PBS Video app, as well as NET's free video streaming services.

Families can join in on the fun during one of several PBS KIDS events. Children can meet character Jet Propulsion from “Ready Jet Go!” and watch his new movie “One Small Step.”

To round out the week, residents are invited to attend one of two tapings of NET’s arts and humanities radio program “Friday LIVE” and one taping of an episode of the popular lawn and garden show “Backyard Farmer.”

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A full schedule of events includes:

Chadron

“Small Town Cops” Premiere Screening – 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 29, Chadron State College

NET Town Talk – 9 to 10 a.m. May 30, Bean Broker 2018 Town Talk in Lexington, Nebraska

How To: Video Streaming Workshop – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 30, Senior Citizens Community Center

PBS KIDS Family Event – 5 to 7 p.m. May 30, Chadron Public Library

Alliance

NET Town Talk – 2 to 3 p.m. May 30, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

“Friday LIVE” Taping – 3 to 4 p.m. May 30, Knight Museum and Sandhills Center

PBS KIDS Family Event – 1 to 3 p.m. May 31, Alliance Public Library

Scottsbluff

NET Town Talk – 10 to 11 a.m. May 31, Cappuccino and Company 

How To: Video Streaming Workshop – 1 to 2 p.m. May 31, Lied Scottsbluff Library

Mitchell

“Small Town Cops” Premiere Screening – 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 31, Nile Theatre 2017 "Friday Live" Taping in Hastings, Nebraska

Sidney

NET Town Talk – 9 to 10 a.m. June 1, The Cracked Basket

How To: Video Streaming Workshop – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 1, Cheyenne County Community Center

PBS Kids Family Event – 2 to 4 p.m. June 2, Fox Theatre

Gering

PBS Kids Family Event – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 1, Gering Public Library

Lewellen

“Friday LIVE” Taping – 5 to 6 p.m. June 1, The Most Unlikely Place

Ogallala 

“Small Town Cops” Premiere Screening – 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 2, Prairie Theatre 2018 Taping of "Backyard Farmer" in Kearney, Nebraska

NET Town Talk – 8 to 9 a.m. June 3, Slow Lane Coffee 

PBS KIDS Family Event – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 3, Goodall City Library 

How To: Video Streaming Workshop – 1 to 2 p.m. June 3, Keith County Senior Center 

Brule 

“Backyard Farmer” Taping – 6 to 7 p.m. June 3, Bayside Golf Club (Q and A begins at 5:15) 

For a full schedule of NET’s tour of western Nebraska, visit netNebraska.org/ontheroad.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Kim Rogers, 402-470-6512, 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.