Nebraska Land & Sky Features Stunning Aerial Views

News Release Date: 
July 29, 2014

‘NEBRASKA Land & Sky’ Features Stunning Aerial Views of Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 29, 2014)  - - Nebraska’s diverse landscapes and attractions, captured on high-definition video by air, will be featured in the NET Television special “NEBRASKA Land & Sky.”  The 60-minute program, set to broadcast Monday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. and repeat at 10 p.m. CT on NET1, includes sweeping aerial views of Nebraska. Segments also showcase interviews and compelling events from around the state.

“Everyone watching gets a window seat in a helicopter and an amazing view of this place we call home,” said NET Executive Producer Joe Turco. “I’ve traveled the state many times and have never seen anything quite like this,” he added.

From high above the land and down on-the-ground, the documentary traces Nebraska’s history and legacy. Featured stops include Willa Cather’s childhood home in Red Cloud, Nebraska’s majestic and rugged landscapes around Wildcat Hills in the Panhandle and the vibrant cityscapes of eastern Nebraska. Homage is given to Nebraska’s ranchers and farmers, the state’s culture, recreation and exciting moments in Nebraska sports history.

A British aerial videography team, Skyworks, joined the NET crew on their statewide journey to film and archive Nebraska’s vast landscapes and hidden places from above. Skyworks specializes in top-end aerial filming, creating footage and shows for broadcasters all over the world, including National Geographic, PBS and the BBC.

“NEBRASKA Land & Sky” repeats Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m. CT on NET1. For a preview of the new documentary, visit www.netNebraska.org/television.

“NEBRASKA Land & Sky,” funded in part by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is a production of NET Television. NET1 is part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete television program schedule, visit NET’s website (netNebraska.org/television).

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CONTACT:  Mary Jane Winquest at (402) 470-6247,  mjwinquest@netNebraska.org or Larry Kubert at (402) 470-6389, lkubert@netNebraska.org.

 

Locations filmed include:

Lake McConaughy, the Niobrara River, Ponca State Park, the Platte River, the Sandhill Cranes, Willa Cather home in Red Cloud, Cowboy Trail, Wildcat Hills, Carhenge in Alliance, North Platte rail yard, Fort Robinson, Scottsbluff National Monument, Chimney Rock, Castle Rock, Courthouse Rock, Arbor Lodge in Nebraska City, Missouri River, and locations in Omaha and Lincoln including the Henry Doorly Zoo, Lauritzen Gardens, Boys Town, Memorial Stadium, Sheldon Museum of Art and the Nebraska State Capitol.

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.

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