Nebraska Stories

News Release Date: 
May 1, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 1, 2013) -- The May “Nebraska Stories” program features stories of humor, courage, perseverance and the pursuit of art. Airing Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m. CT on NET1 and NET-HD, “Nebraska Stories” is NET Television’s video journal about the people, places and history that make Nebraska unique.

“Nebraska Stories” travels to Norfolk where every year comedians from across the country compete at the Great American Comedy Festival, held annually to honor Norfolk’s native son Johnny Carson and showcasing some of the best amateur and professional comedians around.

In other segments meet Nia Karmann whose spina bifida does not keep her from pursuing photography as an art and profession, as well as 92-year-old artist Mary Tejada Brown who continues to paint as her vision dims.

A member of the Winnebago tribe, Danelle Smith is living proof that one doesn’t have to leave home to find success, as she carves out an amazing career as an attorney against seemingly impossible odds. 

This “Nebraska Stories” episode will repeat on NET1/HD on Friday, May 17, at 6 p.m. CT; Sunday, May 19, at noon CT; Tuesday, May 21, at 11 p.m. CT; Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. CT; and Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. CT. Viewers can watch the above segments and more by visiting the “Nebraska Stories” website at and join us on Facebook to be a part of the “Nebraska Stories” conversation.

“Nebraska Stories” -- funded in part by the H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund, the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety -- is a production of NET Television. NET1 and NET-HD are part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete television program schedule, visit NET’s website (