New ‘Nebraska Stories’ continue Feb. 7 on NET

News Release Date: 
January 30, 2019

New ‘Nebraska Stories’ continue Feb. 7 on NET

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 30, 2019) – NET’s popular television series “Nebraska Stories” will continue with new episodes throughout February beginning at 8 p.m. CT, Thursday, Feb. 7.

Enjoyed by viewers across the state for its engaging storytelling and beautiful visuals, “Nebraska Stories” explores the art, nature, food, science, history and people that make Nebraska special.

Wagner Baton The Feb. 7 episode will feature “River of Surprises,” the 35-day canoe journey of photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Pete Stegen on the Platte River; “Hometown Husker,” a profile of Nebraska volleyball player and Malcolm native Hayley Densberger; and “Guardians of the Baton,” the story of how two Lincoln women returned composer Richard Wagner’s baton to his home in Germany.  Photographer Mike Forsberg and filmmaker Pete Stegen

Other story highlights in February include:

  • “War Quilts” showcases brilliantly colored antique wool quilts made by British soldiers, displayed at Lincoln’s International Quilt Study Center and Museum this past summer.
  • “Drilling for Perfection” features a group of young cadets at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who have restarted the National Society of Pershing Rifles.
  • “The Big Sounds of Bobby Layne,” a profile of big band orchestra leader Bobby Layne, who has played ballrooms across the United States for the last 65 years.
  • “Rez Squatchers,” an adventure with two brothers as they search the woods near Macy for Ci’Tonga, a creature Omaha Indians say is similar to Bigfoot. Ci’Tonga
  • “Nebraska’s Newton Apple Tree,” highlighting UNL’s rare “Flower of Kent” tree, a descendant of the ancient tree that inspired the law of gravity.
  • “Code Name: Looking Glass,” capturing the restoration of one of the last remaining EC-135 Cold War aircrafts, to be featured in a permanent display at Ashland’s Strategic Air and Space Museum.
  • “William, Luther and Cody,” an exploration of the Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward and the curator’s connection with soldiers of the past.
  • “Instrumental Art,” a profile of Lincoln artist Jay Kreimer, whose musical instruments made from everyday objects have been exhibited throughout the world. 

“Nebraska Stories,” funded in part by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Margaret and Martha Thomas Foundation, airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. The 13-episode season will also repeat on Mondays at 9 p.m. throughout February.

The series can be accessed on Facebook, the NET Nebraska App or at netNebraska.org/nebraskastories.

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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.