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    • Nebraska Stories: Episode 101 (Full Program)

    • Nebraska Stories Episode 1 video television tv full program episode special magazine Bucklin Artist Grimm Vanderpool Lieutenant Colonel Lt Col Adams Lane Cattle Rancher Foreman Nation Maddux Sibbit Historian Carter Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Lavicky...
    • This episode includes: Fantasia in Clay, Cowgirl Up, Nebraska's Tuskegee Heroes, The Blizzard of 1949, Two Convicts in a Haystack, and Blizzard Voices of 1888.
    • Nebraska Stories: The Blizzard of 1949 (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories The Blizzard of 1949 video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Cattle Rancher Foreman Nation Maddux Sibbit Historian Carter NE story Great Plains state people history historic historical event events life snow storm...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Like the Dust Bowl, with its blinding black winds that lasted for years, or the biblical plague of locusts, the 1949 blizzard raged from January through the spring. The monumental drifts it left in its wake finally...
    • Nebraska Stories: Nebraska's Tuskegee Heroes (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Nebraska's Tuskegee Heroes video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Colonel Lt Col Adams Lane NE story Great Plains Alabama state people history historic historical idea ideas event events life African-American...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military. But in 1941, an Army Air Forces (formerly Army Air Corps) program was started in Tuskegee, Alabama to train African Americans to fly and...
    • Nebraska Stories: Blizzard Voices of 1888 (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Blizzard Voices of 1888 video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Poet Laureate Ted Kooser NE story The Great Plains Dakota Kansas Territory state people history historic historical event events life snow storm...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      Nebraska poet and essayist, Ted Kooser, the 13th U.S. Poet Laureate, reads from his collection of poems recording the devastation unleashed on the Great Plains by the Jan. 12, 1888 blizzard. The Blizzard Voices is based on...
    • Nebraska Stories: Two Convicts in a Haystack (Episode 101 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Two Convicts in a Haystack video television tv segment clip special magazine Bucklin Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Lavicky Hrnicek NE story Great Plains Dwight Lincoln state people history historic historical event events life blizzard...
    • Segment from Episode 1
      A story told by Ted Kooser (Garland, NE), John Lavicky, and Herb Hrnicek (Dwight, NE). In one of the many snow storms that struck the Great Plains in 1949, two convicts of the penitentiary in Lincoln escaped and walked to...
    • Ag College Dreams: The Real Cornhuskers (Full Program Replay)

    • Ag College Dreams The Real Cornhuskers video television tv full program episode documentary historical historic history Geyer Cavett Nebraska State Society Historian Carter McCullough McKee Agronomy Horitculture Baenziger Logan-Peters Gangwish...
    • A look at the history of the Ag College at UNL. The University of Nebraska was founded in 1869 and its Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources has become a national and international powerhouse in teaching, research, and extension education.
    • Frontier University Dreams: A Story of Botantists, Bodysnatchers, and Bugeaters (Full Program...

    • Frontier University Dreams A Story of Botantists, Bodysnatchers, and Bugeaters video television tv full program episode documentary historical historic history Geyer Cavett Historian McKee Architectural Logan-Peters English Professor Knoll Nebraska...
    • Pioneering the harsh landscape of Nebraska was difficult enough in 1869. Pioneering a new university was almost beyond reason. What was a university? Who should go? What should be taught? There were no guidebooks. No road maps. They were building a...
    • The Creightons: Building The Dream (Full Program Replay)

    • The Creightons Building The Dream video television tv full program episode documentary historical historic history Maryott Historian Wishart Jacobs Snoddy President Reverend Rev Schlegel Mihelich State Society Carter Lauritzen Edward Ed James John...
    • Their family name is part of the Omaha, Nebraska landscape and forever linked to the nationally recognized Creighton University campus. But, who were these immigrant men and women who scratched out a life in the United States and realized the...
    • Walk Ons: Huskers' Edge (Program Preview)

    • Walk Ons Huskers Edge video television tv preview trailer documentary historical historic history sports athletics Geyer Kugler Head Coach Osborne Makovicka Jamrog Peter Pelini Fiala Coleman Devaney Henery Wesch O'Leary walk-on on walk-ons Huskers'...
    • 'Walk Ons' looks at the history of the walk-on program at Nebraska, including Langston Coleman, who in the early 1960s became the first Husker walk-on when he joined Bob Devaney's squad. The official institution of the walk-on program began in...
    • Historic homesteader's cabin being moved -- September 19, 2009

    • Humanities Desk audio radio history literature art religion Nebraska life Historic homesteader's cabin being moved Homestead National Monument Beatrice prairie Palmer-Epard homesteader homesteaders homesteading wood
    • A historic cabin is being moved to a new location at Homestead National Monument near Beatrice. The new location will be out of the flood plain, and back on the prairie where it belongs. NET Radio's Jerry Johnston visited the work site this week,...
    • Nebraska Stories: Episode 102 (Full Program)

    • Nebraska Stories Episode 2 video television tv full program episode special magazine Wolford Defensive End Langston Trey Coleman Joel Makovicka Head Coach Athletic Director Tom Osborne Speechwriter Ted Sorensen Bob Devaney Ryan Toavs Potter...
    • This episode includes: The First Walk-On, A One-Room School, I Am an American, and A Day in Fontenelle Forest.
    • Nebraska Stories: A One-Room School (Episode 102 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories A One-Room School video television tv segment clip special magazine Wolford Ryan Toavs Potter McAuliff Patterson Tosaya Welch Stithem Graham NE story One Room Last of the Schools Great Plains Burr Oak Custer County state people...
    • Segment from Episode 2
      In 1997, NET Television made a film about a year in the life of Burr Oak School in Custer County, Nebraska. While this one-room school has long since been abandoned, it is not forgotten. We look back at a year in the life...
    • Nebraska Stories: The First Walk-On (Episode 102 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories The First Walk-On video television tv segment clip special magazine Wolford Defensive End Langston Trey Coleman Joel Makovicka Head Coach Athletic Director Tom Osborne Speechwriter Ted Sorensen Bob Devaney NE story Walk-Ons Walk On...
    • Segment from Episode 2
      Langston Coleman was a tough, African-American kid from the slums of Washington D.C. In 1963, Coleman hitchhiked from Washington D.C. to enroll at the University of Nebraska where he 'walked-on' at football practice in...
    • Nebraska Stories: I Am an American (Episode 102 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories I Am an American video television tv segment clip special magazine Wolford Park Ranger Cook Woodmen Horrocks District Judge Kopf Ali Al Boufradi Al-Boufradi Emad NE story America Great Plains United States of U.S. US Beatrice Iraq...
    • Segment from Episode 2
      Since this country's earliest days, immigrants have come to America in search of a new and better life. Through the Homestead Act of 1862, immigrants came from across the world to live the American dream of owning their...
    • Nebraska Stories: White Buffalo Girl (Episode 103 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories White Buffalo Girl video television tv segment clip special magazine Geyer Lesiak Saiz writer Starita Black Elk Moon Hawk NE story Great Plains Niobrara Neligh Oklahoma Elkhorn River Valley people history historic historical event...
    • Segment from Episode 3
      In May of 1877, hundreds of Ponca people - men, women and children - were forced to leave their Nebraska homeland and sent on a nightmare journey into Indian Territory. Four days into the journey a baby girl named White...
    • Nebraska Stories: The Liberators (Episode 103 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories The Liberators video television tv segment clip special magazine Geyer Wolford Organizer Williams Bush Pollard Abalos Chapp Williams NE story Great Plains Omaha Washington District of Columbia D.C. DC state people history historic...
    • Segment from Episode 3
      1500 Nebraska veterans were recently flown to Washington, D.C. aboard seven 'Heartland Honor Flights' to visit the World War II monument. Hundreds of these veterans gathered in Omaha at a dinner to celebrate and share...
    • Nebraska Stories: Loren Eiseley's Reflections of the Depression (Episode 103 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Loren Eiseley's Reflections of the Depression video television tv segment clip special magazine Geyer Lesiak narrator Harris Momaday biographer Christianson NE story a Bonehunter Eiseley Great Plains Kansas art artists people...
    • Segment from Episode 3
      In the 1930s the world turned dark with depression. Men without jobs became drifters. Loren Eiseley was just 19 years old when he became a vagabond hopping freight trains across America. Surprisingly, he found a special...
    • Nebraska Stories: Greening of the Dust Bowl (Episode 103 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories Greening of the Dust Bowl video television tv segment clip special magazine Geyer Historian Carter NE story Great Plains state people history historic historical event events life Dirty Thirties Plow That Broke land topsoil soil...
    • Segment from Episode 3
      Beginning with highlights from the legendary depression documentary 'The Plow That Broke the Plains,' we revisit the effects of the Dust Bowl on Nebraska. We then discover how the University of Nebraska College of...
    • Nebraska Stories: Episode 103 (Full Program)

    • Nebraska Stories Episode 3 video television tv full program episode special magazine Geyer Wolford Lesiak Organizer Williams Bush Pollard Abalos Chapp Williams Historian Carter narrator Harris Momaday biographer Christianson Saiz writer Starita...
    • This episode includes: The Liberators, Greening of the Dust Bowl, Loren Eiseley's Reflections of the Depression, White Buffalo Girl, Giving Thanks at a One Room School, and Piano in Tow.
    • Walk Ons: Huskers' Edge (Full Program)

    • Walk Ons Huskers Edge video television tv preview trailer documentary historical historic history sports athletics Geyer Kugler Head Coach Osborne Makovicka Jamrog Peter Pelini Fiala Coleman Devaney Henery Wesch O'Leary walk-on on walk-ons Huskers'...
    • A fascinating look at the long history of the University of Nebraska's 'walk-on' program, which allows native Nebraskans to play for the Cornhuskers football team without a scholarship.

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