NET SALUTES THE NEBRASKA SESQUICENTENNIAL,
Nebraska’s 150th birthday is an opportunity to honor our heritage, celebrate our growth and plan for the state’s future. On NET, the celebration begins Jan. 1, 2017, and continues throughout the year. NET is broadcasting a series of Nebraska 150 History Moments television spots that highlight the state’s history, culture, people and geography, plus creations unique to Nebraska such as center-pivot irrigation systems and the Reuben sandwich. We’ll also be opening NET’s program archives and rebroadcasting some of our most significant productions. As Nebraska’s storyteller, NET takes pride in documenting our great state. It’s something we’ve been doing for more than six decades. These Nebraska-themed archive programs will air on NET Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. CT during the first part of 2017, and at other times throughout the year. They will be identified with a blue NEBRASKA 15O in the primetime program listings on pages 4-13 of INSIDE NET.
The Oregon Trail, Pony Express routes, the first transcontinental highway and Interstate 80 all follow the footprint of the Platte River – Nebraska’s official state river. In most places it’s shallow and broad – meandering 310 miles across the Nebraska landscape and flowing true to the origins of its Native American name, meaning “flat water.” Nebraska 150 History Moments on NET are produced with support from Humanities Nebraska. 16