NET’s ‘On the Road’ Tour Takes a Fall Road Trip to Central Nebraska

News Release Date: 
September 12, 2019

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘On the Road’ Tour Takes a Fall Road Trip to Central Nebraska 

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 12, 2019) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, is hitting the road this fall to bring a great lineup of events and entertainment to Central Nebraska.

Beginning Sept. 26 and ending Oct. 2, the tour includes stops in York, Ord, O’Neill, Neligh and St. Paul.

To kick off the festivities, the “NPR Generation Listen” Listening Party will be in York on Sept. 26. This is an opportunity for young professionals to participate in an engaging and fun social experience. The event will include a podcast and group conversation.  

NET leadership will host a series of morning and afternoon “Town Talk” sessions, giving citizens the chance to discuss their communities. 

Families have the opportunity to join in on the activities during one of several PBS KIDS Family Events. Children can meet Clifford the Big Red Dog while enjoying story time and a show.

Residents are invited to attend both a taping of NET’s arts and humanities radio program “Friday LIVE” and a screening of the NET News documentary “And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019,” which takes an in-depth look at the devastating floods that heavily impacted the state this spring.

To round out the week, residents are encouraged to be part of NET’s television audience during the live production of “Big Red Wrap-Up,” Nebraska’s most interactive weekly television football show.

A full schedule of events includes:

York

“NPR Generation Listen” Listening Party – 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, Chances “R” Restaurant

PBS KIDS Family Event – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, Kilgore Memorial Library

NET Town Talk – 5-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, Captain Red Beard’s Café

“Big Red Wrap-Up” Taping – 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, Holthus Convention Center

Ord

NET Town Talk – 4-5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, Jubilee Events and Catering

“Friday LIVE” Taping – 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, The Golden Husk

PBS KIDS Family Event – 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.2, Ord Township Library

O’Neill

PBS KIDS Family Event – 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, O’Neill Public Library

NET Town Talk – 9-10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, Westside Restaurant

Neligh

“And the Floods Came: Nebraska 2019” Screening – 8:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, TK Starlite Drive-In

St. Paul

PBS KIDS Family event – 1-3 p.m., Monday, Sept.30, St. Paul Community Library

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

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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.