NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Covers Pandemic, Social Justice Issues and Election

News Release Date: 
September 21, 2020

For Immediate Release

NET’s ‘Speaking of Nebraska’ Covers Pandemic, Social Justice Issues and Election

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 21, 2020) – The news series “Speaking of Nebraska” returns to NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, with new episodes this fall on television and radio.

The series premieres at 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, Oct. 1, with a live, one-hour town hall program with Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and other state leaders and medical experts who will answer questions about the status of COVID-19 in the state.

Other episodes include a discussion with University of Nebraska President Ted Carter as he explains his vision for the university system and how he plans to lead the four campuses through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic; an in-depth discussion with community leaders and experts about the history and current state of racial inequality in Nebraska; and a review by local political experts of the results of key races in the 2020 election and how Nebraskans can expect to be impacted.

“Speaking of Nebraska” airs on television Thursdays at 8 p.m. CT on NET, repeating Fridays at 7:30 p.m. CT and Sundays at Noon CT on NET. News Director Dennis Kellogg will host the series.

Scheduled airdates and topics include:

Oct. 1 – A COVID-19 Town Hall with Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (Live at 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, Oct. 1 on radio)

Oct. 8 – University of Nebraska President Ted Carter (repeats at 6:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Oct. 9 on radio)

Oct. 29 – Racial Inequality (repeats at 7 p.m. CT, Friday, Oct. 30 on radio)

Nov. 5 – 2020 Elections (repeats at 6:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Nov. 6 on radio)

Watch past episodes of “Speaking of Nebraska” at netNebraska.org/speakingofnebraska.

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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.