Nebraska Stories Returns for Fifth Season

News Release Date: 
September 11, 2013

For Immediate Release
“Nebraska Stories” Returns For Fifth Season on NET Television

LINCOLN, Neb. (Sept. 11, 2013) -- “Nebraska Stories,” NET Television’s monthly series telling compelling, personal tales of Nebraskans and Nebraska life, returns for a fifth season with looks at a Native doctor, handmade and hand-delivered salsa, Bob Gibson’s legacy and conserving a unique work of art. These stories and more will be featured when the series’ season premiere airs Sunday, Sept. 22, at 9:30 p.m. CT on NET1 and NET-HD. 

She was born in a buckskin tipi on the wild frontier and went on to make history in ways that seem remarkable -- even today. Susan LaFlesche Picotte became the first Native American doctor, and that was the least of her achievements. 

Another segment looks at an Omaha native who played 17 years with the St. Louis Cardinals and who has been in the Baseball Hall of Fame since 1981.  So it is about time that Bob Gibson’s home town honored the pitcher by commissioning a statue. 

Also on the program is Johnny Davis -- who calls himself “Johnny Salsa” -- one of Lincoln’s hottest entrepreneurs who delivers his homemade salsa personally -- by bike; and the work of Emery Blagdon who worked tirelessly in his unheated shed in rural Stapleton to create a “healing machine.”  Today Blagdon’s lifetime obsession is considered a major work of art, but how does one conserve such an unusual collection of objects?

This “Nebraska Stories” episode will repeat on NET1/HD on Monday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 p.m. CT; Friday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. CT; Sunday, Sept. 29, at noon CT; and Monday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 p.m. CT.

Viewers can watch the above segments and more by visiting the “Nebraska Stories” website at Watch us on-line 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, NET2 World and NET-HD are part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete television program schedule, visit NET’s website (


PROGRAM CONTACT: Kay Hall at or 402-472-9333, ext. 732

WRITTEN BY: Larry L. Kubert at or 402-472-9333, ext. 389

NET Television:NET1 is Nebraska's first public television broadcast service and includes PBS and award-winning, locally produced public television programming; NET2 World offers live coverage of the Nebraska Unicameral, and other news and public affairs programming; NET3 Create is a 24-hour channel featuring the most popular how-to, travel and lifestyle series; and NET-HD presents high-definition digital broadcast programming displayed in a wide-screen format.