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America’s Wild West; Gordon Lightfoot in Reno; Bob Dylan in Concert: Pledge Specials – Pages 4 and 5 Radiolab: A Show About Curiosity; NPR’s David Greene Exemplifies Excellence – Pages 10 and 11 Thank You to Donor Mitzi Fox; NET Virtual Learning Library Augments Curricula – Pages 12 and 13

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The mission of NET is to enrich lives and engage minds by connecting communities and celebrating Nebraska with services that educate and enlighten. NET DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT : Jennifer Herstein COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: Mary Jane Winquest EDITOR: Kim Hachiya CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Gary Brienzo, Kim Rogers, Mary Jane Winquest MULTIMEDIA GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Kristi Koser GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Diana Fujan

NET Foundations for Television and Radio Board of Directors CHAIR: Margaret Hornady-David, Grand Island VICE CHAIR: Carol Russell, Omaha SECRETARY/TREASURER: Mark Leonard, Lincoln ASST. TREASURER: Randal Hansen, Lincoln ASST. SECRETARY: David Feingold, Lincoln Michael Winkle, Lincoln BOARD MEMBERS: Will Armstrong, Grand Island Nicholas Baxter, Omaha Lucy Buntain Comine, Lincoln Dana Falter, Lincoln Dr. William Griffin, Omaha Bell Island, Gering Laura Jana, M.D., Omaha Steve Kiene, Lincoln Rick Kolkman, North Platte Roger Massey, Lincoln John McPhail, Columbus Don Pederson, Lincoln Marilyn Rahmig, Scottsbluff Margaret Sibbitt, Hyannis Kathleen Thuman, Lincoln CONTACTS: NET Foundations for Television and Radio 1800 N. 33rd Street Lincoln, NE 68503 netNebraska.org/foundation FOR INFORMATION CALL: 800-634-6788 or 402-472-6788 FOR PROGRAMMING INFORMATION CALL: 402-472-9333, ext. 217

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arch is Spring membership month, or as we often say here at NET, “Pledge Month.” This is one of the most important months of the year for NET Television as our membership drive connects us with audiences and helps secure funding that we use to bring you great programming, both local and national productions. Private funds – individual contributions, grants, contracts and underwriting – provide about a third of our annual operating revenues. You are a very important part of NET’s operations and we thank you. We spend a lot of time previewing and choosing the programs we broadcast on NET, and that selection process is used when the team makes scheduling decisions for membership programming. Music specials have proven to be very popular with NET audiences, and the ability to offer our members chances to meet and greet with various performers is a big bonus. Because you love these activities, we have developed a reputation among the performers: they love to meet you and they come to us to offer you opportunities. So that’s why Gordon Lightfoot, Ethan Bortnick, Celtic Thunder, Joe Bonnamasso and other performers and concert artists have appeared during our membership drives. Success yields success. Turn to Pages 4 and 5 for information about some of the great television programming scheduled during Spring Membership Drive (other television program information can be found on Pages 14, 15 and 16). An interesting twist for us is that our March membership drive always falls during NSAA State Basketball Tournaments. Our ability to broadcast NSAA state high school tournaments, some of the 200 hours of sports programming aired on NET each year, comes in part from the great support of members like you. Membership drive attracts the funding that allows great original local programs like Nebraska’s Capitol Masterpiece, NET News documentaries like Changing Lands, Changing Hands, and the great sports programs you love. Thank you for your support. April is our spring membership month for NET Radio, and a similar process is underway to encourage new and returning members. So stay tuned. We know many of you support NET Radio and NET Television. It is a privilege to thank you for that level of support.

Jenny Herstein NET Director of Development P.S. This just scheduled: Join NET Foundations for a free screening of Emery Blagdon and His Healing Machine at 7 p.m. April 10 at the McDonald Belton Theatre at MidPlains Community College-South Campus in North Platte. Join the filmmakers, Kelly Rush and Pat Aylward, and a number of NET Foundations staff as we view this film about an artist from Stapleton, Neb., who has international importance. More details at netNebraska.org.

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MARCH 2014

Message from NET Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upcoming Events and NET Now Subscription Information NET1 Television March Pledge Specials . . . . . . . . . . . NET1 HD Television Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NET2 World; NET3 Create Television Highlights; PBS Kids . NET Radio Main FM; NET Radio HD2 Schedules; Radiolab NPR’s David Greene, NET’s Fred Knapp; Member Match . Tribute to Mitzi Fox; NET Virtual Learning Library . . . . . NET1 Primetime Television Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . NSAA Basketball; Legislature Visit; State of Education . .

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Upcoming NET Happenings

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission CHAIR: Dr. Kenneth Bird, Omaha VICE CHAIR: Clay Smith, Lincoln SECRETARY/TREASURER: Mark Leonard, Lincoln

A FREE Film and Discussion Series from NET Learning Services

ASST. SECRETARY/TREASURER: Randal Hansen, Lincoln

Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, 13th and Q streets All films screen at 1 p.m. with discussion and refreshments afterwards in the Van Brunt Visitors Center. NET Television Membership Drive Features Meet and Greet Opportunities

March 16 All of Me The “Girls” have been friends – and morbidly obese – for years. Their bond goes deep and wide, literally and figuratively. They are smart, intuitive, complex, warm, and compelling and speak openly about their inner lives. They met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and partied together among Austin’s Big Beautiful Women community. Meanwhile they tried every diet and every pill. Now they’re going through the life-changing process of weight-loss surgery in an effort to lose hundreds of pounds. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences – some they knew they were in for, some they feared, and some they never could have imagined.

During NET Television’s Membership Drive in late February and early March, members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets and VIP meet and greet opportunities for two concerts. Gordon Lightfoot is visiting Omaha’s Holland Center on March 20. Members pledging at specific levels during the Gordon Lightfoot: Live in Reno program airing Feb. 28 and March 7 will be able to purchase ticket and meet/greet packages. Members pledging at specific levels during airings of Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music, will be offered exclusive access tickets prior to public sale for Ethan’s Sept. 17 concert in Lincoln. He will be joined at that concert by Damien McGinty, formerly of Celtic Thunder, who will also be in the NET Studios during the March 5 broadcast. And members will be able to purchase a specially commissioned Blenko Glass artwork, “Nebraska,” when Katie Trippe joins NET during broadcasts of Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes on March 4 and 10.

Is This Your First Issue of NET Now? Read On! If this is your first (or second) issue of NET Now, and you’ve decided that you want to continue to receive it as a free benefit at the $30 and above annual membership level, please choose ONE of the easy methods listed at right to opt in [you will need your Member ID to subscribe – you can find it in the blue box on the back cover of this magazine]. NOTE: You only need to opt in ONCE to activate your subscription to NET Now. NEW! Active sustaining members now automatically receive NET Now!

•Visit netNebraska.org/ NETNow and complete the short request form. •Call 800-634-6788 to speak to an NET Customer Service representative. •Tear off and complete the envelope flap included in this magazine and then mail the envelope back to NET.

COMMISSIONERS: Dennis Baack, Lincoln Matt Blomstedt, Lincoln Kim Dinsdale, Grand Island Curt Frye, Wayne Dr. Fred Ohles, Lincoln Steve Seline, Omaha J. Richard Shoemaker, Cambridge Darlene Starman, Lincoln Dara Troutman, Lincoln

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Community Advisory Council Jeff Beals, Omaha Fred Clark, Omaha Jane E. Griffin-Ciotti, Lincoln Michael D. Guilliatt, CLU, CFP, Fremont Bryan Kinghorn, Omaha Mele Mason, Omaha Richard T. McDougall, Esq., CTFA, York S. Scott Moore, Omaha Marilyn Peterson, Cozad Susan Quambusch, Lincoln Jeff Shaddock, McCook Sue Weidner, Omaha NET is a proud member of Community Services Fund.

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Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m. CT on NET1 Wednesday, March 12, 8:30 p.m. CT on NET1 The larger-than-life men and women who helped tame the West were rebels, pioneers, heroes, villains and icons of frontier culture. They captured the imagination and inspired a stampede of novels, television shows and big-screen dramas. This program includes excerpts from the American Experience Wild West Collection featuring Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Custer’s Last Stand, Jesse James, Kit Carson and Wyatt Earp.

Johnny Carson, King of Late Night Sunday, March 2, 8 p.m. CT on NET1 Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. CT on NET1 Nebraska’s own Johnny Carson was seen by more people than anyone else in U.S. history. Unprecedented access to his personal and professional archives, interviews with family and friends, and stories from colleagues illuminate the life of Carson, who was both a very public, and intensely private, man.

Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m. CT on NET1 Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. CT on NET1 See the factory at one of America’s oldest and finest art glass makers, West Virginia’s Blenko Glass Co. Company representative Katie Trippe will be on hand and members will have the opportunity to join and receive selected unique works of art, including a specially commissioned “Nebraska” piece.

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Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio Tuesday, March 4, 8:30 p.m. CT on NET1 Friday, March 14, 9 p.m. CT on NET1

Friday, Feb. 28, 8 and 11 p.m. CT on NET1 Friday, March 7, 9 p.m. CT on NET1 This legendary set from 2000 features Canadian Gordon Lightfoot in the only live-concert ever taped for release and the show features his most enduring songs. Now touring the United States, Lightfoot will be at Omaha’s Holland Center March 20. Members will be able to purchase tickets and VIP meet-and-greet packages.

Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Special

Airplay shares the story of the 50-year struggle for the soul of music radio, told by the deejays and the artists they made stars. Musicians include: Crosby, Stills and Nash, Grace Slick, Little Steven Van Zandt, Bob Weir and Ray Manzarek (The Doors). In addition, legendary disc jockeys talk about the hits and the history they made together through interviews, archival footage and airchecks, some never seen or heard on television before.

Friday, March 7, 7 and 11 p.m. CT on NET1

Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music Wednesday, March 5, 7 p.m. CT on NET1 Thursday, March 6, 8:30 p.m. CT on NET1 This amazing 13-year-old composer, pianist and entertainer dazzles on stage in his second televised concert special. Ethan is joined by Damian McGinty, who toured with Celtic Thunder, won the Glee Project and appeared in 17 episodes of Glee. Ethan and Damian are coming to Lincoln Sept. 17. Members will be offered exclusive access tickets prior to public sale.

Encore highlights from a sold-out 1992 tribute at Madison Square Garden. An historic, once-in-alifetime concert with performances by artists such as June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, Roseanne Cash, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Chrissie Hynde, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and of course, Bob Dylan.

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NET1 Schedule – Programming is subject to change. Visit netNebraska.org/television for daily listings and

updates to the regular programming schedule. Programs are listed in Central Time. All programs are closed-captioned.

Saturday

3/1

Special Pledge & Sports Programming 7:30 am – Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now 10:30 am – P. Allen Smith's Garden Home 11:00 am – NSAA State High School Swimming & Diving Champions 3:00 pm – Mind of a Chef 3:30 pm – Rick Steves' Festive Europe 4:00 pm – Rick Steves' Italy: Cities of Dreams 6:00 pm – Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy 7:00 pm – Judy Collins: Live in Ireland 8:30 pm – Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii 10:00 pm – Great Performances: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell in Concert

Sunday

3/2

Special Pledge Programming 8:00 am – Gordon Lightfoot Live in Reno 10:00 am – Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry For? 11:30 am – 30 Days to a Younger Heart with Dr. Steven Masley 1:00 pm – Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You 3:00 pm – Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now 6:00 pm – Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 8 8:00 pm – American Masters: Johnny Carson 10:30 pm – Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You

Monday

3/3

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: Pittsburgh, PA, Pt. 3 Special Pledge Programming 8:00 pm – 60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo 10:00 pm – Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You

tueSday

3/4

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes 8:30 pm – Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio 10:00 pm – Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics - the 60s

WedneSday

3/5

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music 8:30 pm – Moments to Remember 11:00 pm – Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music

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3/6

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – America's Wild West 8:30 pm – Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music 10:00 pm – 30 Days to a Younger Heart with Dr. Steven Masley 11:30 pm – America's Wild West

Friday

3/7

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – Great Performances: Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration 9:00 pm – Gordon Lightfoot Live in Reno 11:00 pm – Great Performances: Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration

Saturday

3/8

Special Pledge & Sports Programming 7:30 am – Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music 9:00 am – NSAA Girls State High School Basketball/Class C1

11:00 am – NSAA Girls State High School Basketball/Class D1 1:00 pm – NSAA Girls State High School Basketball/Class B 3:00 pm – The Mind of a Chef 3:30 pm – Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening 4:00 pm – Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 4:30 pm – NSAA Girls State High School Basketball/Class C2 6:30 pm – NSAA Girls State High School Basketball/Class A 8:30 pm – NSAA Girls State High School Basketball/Class D2 10:30 pm – Nebraska Stories 11:00 pm – Austin City Limits: Bon Iver

Sunday

3/9

Special Pledge Programming 7:30 am – Moments to Remember 10:00 am – Heart 411 11:30 am – Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now 2:30 pm – Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue For 2014! 4:30 pm – Brainchange with David Perlmutter, MD 6:00 pm – Doc Martin: Revealed 7:30 pm – Elvis, Aloha From Hawaii 9:00 pm – Burt Bacharach's Best 10:30 pm – Doc Martin: Revealed

Monday

3/10

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes 8:30 pm – Heartbeat of Home 10:30 pm – Deepak Chopra: What Are You Hungry For?

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3/11

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind 9:00 pm – Moments to Remember 11:30 pm – 30 Days to a Younger Heart with Dr. Steven Masley

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NET Television has extended programming one hour, from 11 p.m. to midnight MT & Midnight to 1 a.m. CT for over-the-air viewers.

WedneSday

3/12

Sunday

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Monday

3/13

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – American Masters: Johnny Carson 9:30 pm – Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You 11:30 pm – American Masters: Johnny Carson

Friday

3/14

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics - the 60s 9:00 pm – Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio 10:30 pm – Classical Rewind

Saturday

3/16

Saturday

Special Pledge Programming 8:00 am – All Day - To be announced

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – Nature: Animal Odd Couples 8:30 pm – America's Wild West 10:00 pm – Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now

3/15

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, TX, Pt. 2 8:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, TX, Pt. 3 9:00 pm – Independent Lens: Pushing the Elephant 10:30 pm – Marijuana Crossroads 11:00 pm – Globe Trekker: Around the World - East to West: Istanbul to Vienna

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Sunday

Monday

3/19

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6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Nature: Frogs: The Thin Green Line 8:00 pm – NOVA: Venom: Nature's Killer 9:00 pm – Skeletons of the Sahara 10:00 pm – Life on Fire: Volcano Doctors 11:00 pm – Skeletons of the Sahara

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3/24

3/25

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Story of the Jews with Simon Schama: The Beginning 8:00 pm – Story of the Jews with Simon Schama: Among Believers 9:00 pm – Frontline: TB Silent Killer 10:00 pm – Remembered Voices 11:00 pm – Not on the Frontline 11:30 pm – Sharpie - Born to Fly

3/20

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Extraordinary Women: Audrey Hepburn 8:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: El Paso, TX, Pt. 2 9:00 pm – Agatha Christie's Poirot 10:00 pm – Dalziel and Pascoe, Pt. 1 11:00 pm – Consider This... 11:30 pm – Scully/The World Show

Friday

3/23

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: Baton Rouge, Pt. 3 8:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: Atlanta, GA, Pt. 1 9:00 pm – Independent Lens: All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts 10:00 pm – Not on the Frontline 10:30 pm – Sharpie - Born to Fly 11:00 pm – Globe Trekker: Colorado to Utah

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Quilting Nebraska 8:00 pm – Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff 9:00 pm – Frontline: Rape in the Fields 10:00 pm – Sharpie - Born to Fly 10:30 pm – Not on the Frontline 11:00 pm – Quilting Nebraska •

6:00 pm – Doc Martin Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – To be announced

3/18

WedneSday

Special Pledge & Sports Programming 7:30 am – Blenko Glass: Behind the Scenes 9:00 am – NSAA Boys State High School Basketball/Class C1 11:00 am – NSAA Boys State High School Basketball/Class D1 1:00 pm – NSAA Boys State High School Basketball/Class B 3:00 pm – The Mind of a Chef 3:30 pm – Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening 4:00 pm – Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 4:30 pm – NSAA Boys State High School Basketball/Class C2 6:30 pm – NSAA Boys State High School Basketball/Class A 8:30 pm – NSAA Boys State High School Basketball/Class D2 10:30 pm – Nebraska Stories 11:00 pm – Austin City Limits: Florence + the Machine/ Lykke Li

3/17

3/22

6:00 pm – Lawrence Welk Show 7:00 pm – Doc Martin 8:00 pm – Lark Rise to Candleford 9:00 pm – The Bletchley Circle 10:00 pm – As Time Goes By 10:30 pm – Keeping Up Appearances 11:00 pm – Austin City Limits: Esperanza Spalding

WedneSday

3/26

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Nature: What Plants Talk About 8:00 pm – NOVA: Cold Case JFK 9:00 pm – Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone 10:00 pm – Hawking 11:00 pm – Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

3/21

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour Special Pledge Programming 7:00 pm – To be announced

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NET1 Primtime continued:

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3/27

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Extraordinary Women: Indira Ghandi 8:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: Baton Rouge, Pt. 3 9:00 pm – Agatha Christie's Poirot 10:00 pm – Dalziel and Pascoe, Pt. 2 11:00 pm – Consider This... 11:30 pm – Scully/The World Show

Friday

3/28

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone 8:00 pm – Washington Week with Gwen Ifill 8:30 pm – Charlie Rose: The Week 9:00 pm – Live From Lincoln Center: Patina Miller 10:00 pm – Evening with Berry Gordy 11:00 pm – As Time Goes By 11:30 pm – Keeping Up Appearances

Saturday

3/29

6:00 pm – Lawrence Welk Show 7:00 pm – Doc Martin 8:00 pm – Many Lovers of Jane Austen 9:00 pm – The Bletchley Circle 10:00 pm – As Time Goes By 10:30 pm – Keeping Up Appearances 11:00 pm – Austin City Limits: Bonnie Raitt/Mavis Staples

Sunday

3/30

6:00 pm – Doc Martin 7:00 pm – Call the Midwife 8:00 pm – Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge, Season 2, Pt. 1 10:00 pm – Codebreakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Hereos 11:00 pm – Sun Studio Sessions (hr): Devon Allman/Jimbo Mathus

Monday

3/31

6:00 pm – PBS Newshour 7:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: Kansas City, Pt. 1 8:00 pm – Antiques Roadshow: Atlanta, GA, Pt. 2 9:00 pm – Independent Lens: Medora 11:00 pm – Globe Trekker: Bangladesh

NET1 Daytime Schedule Monday-Friday 6:00 am – Clifford the Big Red Dog 6:30 am – Martha Speaks 7:00 am – Arthur 7:30 am – Wild Kratts 8:00 am – Curious George 8:30 am – Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (3/3 – Dr. Seuss Day 1 hr special) 9:00 am – Sesame Street 9:30 am – (3/3) Peg + Cat 10:00 am – Peg + Cat (3/3) Sesame Street 10:30 am – Dinosaur Train 11:00 am – Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood 11:30 am – Super Why! NooN – Sid the Science Kid 12:30 pm – Thomas & Friends 1:00 pm – Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood 1:30 pm – Caillou 2:00 pm – Super Why! 2:30 pm – Dinosaur Train 3:00 pm – Peg + Cat 3:30 pm – Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! (3/3 – Dr. Seuss Day 1 hr special) 4:00 pm – Curious George 4:30 pm – Arthur 5:00 pm – WordGirl 5:30 pm – Wild Kratts

Saturday 6:00 am – America's Heartland 6:30 am – Market to Market 7:00 am – Market Journal 7:30 am – American Woodshop Special Programming 3/1 & 3/8 8:00 am – To Be Announced 8:30 am – Hometime 9:00 am – This Old House 9:30 am – Ask This Old House 10:00 am – Garden Smart 10:30 am – P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

11:00 am – Best of the Joy of Painting 11:30 am – Martha Stewart's Cooking School NooN – Lidia's Kitchen 12:30 pm – America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated 1:00 pm – Sewing with Nancy 1:30 pm – Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting 2:00 pm – Quilting Arts 2:30 pm – Scrapbook Soup 3:00 pm – The Mind of a Chef 3:30 pm – Backyard Farmer Presents: Lifestyle Gardening 4:00 pm – Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions 4:30 pm – Rick Steves' Europe 5:00 pm – This Old House Hour

Sunday 6:00 am – Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood 6:30 am – Bob the Builder 7:00 am – Barney & Friends 7:30 am – Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Special Programming 3/2 & 3/9 8:00 am – Peg + Cat 8:30 am – Dinosaur Train 9:00 am – Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood 9:30 am – Super Why! 10:00 am – Arthur 10:30 am – McLaughlin Group 11:00 am – Market to Market 11:30 am – Consider This... NooN – Extraordinary Women 1:00 pm – Lark Rise to Candleford 3/30 Great Performances at the Met:Tosca (2.5 hrs) 2:00 pm – House of Cards Trilogy 3:00 pm – Keeping Up Appearances 3:30 pm – As Time Goes By 4:00 pm – Agatha Christie's Poirot 5:00 pm – Moyers & Company 5:30 pm – BBC Newsnight

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NET2 World NET2 World brings you the best of PBS favorites like Independent Lens (Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.), Nature and Frontline, plus special documentaries, NET Television local productions and NET News features.

Weekday neWS 6:00am – BBC World News 11:00am – Tavis Smiley 4:00 pm – Charlie Rose 9:00 pm – PBS NewsHour 10:00 pm – Nightly Business Report 11:00 pm – Charlie Rose Plus – PBS NewsHour Weekend Saturdays at 5 pm

local SpecialS Three specials on The State of Education in Nebraska: Sunday, March 2, 1 p.m. CT Ready for Kindergarten: The Impact of Early Childhood Education Sunday, March 2, 1:30 p.m. CT Science of Brain Development in Early Childhood Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m. CT The Economics of Early Childhood Education

Coverage of the Nebraska Legislature begins 9 a.m. CT on NET2 when it is in session; stream it live at netNebraska.org/capitol or via mobile app (search for Nebraska Capitol Live). Programming is subject to change. Visit netNebraska.org/television for more information. Programs listed in Central Time.

NET3 Create Highlights NET3 Create features popular home, cooking, garden, how-to, travel and lifestyle series.

Cooking

includes programs like: • Barbecue University • Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food • Taste This! ...and more

Travel

includes programs like: • Anywhere, Alaska • Joseph Rosendo’s TravelScope • Rick Steves’ Europe ...and more

Home, Garden & How-To

includes programs like: • For Your Home • Katie Brown Workshop • 3/16 - Backyard Farmer Lifestyle Garden Afternoon Marathon ...and more

Sunday-Friday 6:00 am � Cooking 8:00 am � Travel 9:00 am � Home & How-To NooN – Cooking 2:00 pm � Travel 3:30 pm � Home & How-To 5:30 pm � Cooking 9:00 pm � Cooking, Travel & How-To repeats overnight

Saturday all-day SpecialS 3/1 – Louisiana Style Cuisine (afternoon) 3/8 – Travel & Cooking 3/15 – Irish Cuisine (morning/evening marathons) 3/22 – Cooking, Travel, & Sewing 3/29 – Cooking & Travel

PBS Kids: More Than a Safe Place to Watch Television By Kim Rogers

It’s not just adults who are living in the new digital world, kids are living there, too. PBS invented educational television and is leading the charge to use technology to make it more interactive. Building on the tremendous legacy of television pioneers such as Fred Rogers and programs like Sesame Street, the network is using the power of media to engage, inform and inspire children. Eighty-two percent of all kids (ages 2-8) watch PBS member stations each week, and the pbskids.org website receives more than 11 million unique visitors each month. In fact, pbskids.org is often the first website a child encounters. PBS Kids continues to rank No. 1 in parent trust, even in a landscape of increasing competition. As new platforms and media possibilities arrive, PBS continues its leadership. To date, families have downloaded more than 7 million PBS Kids apps. Parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers are partners with PBS in the effort to bring highquality programming to kids because they are often the gatekeepers for content. PBS is working to connect with adults on their own screens and provide value to their families like never before. The PBS Parents “Play & Learn” app provides more than a dozen mathand literacy-based games parents can play with their kids, each themed around a familiar location, including the grocery store or restaurant or, at home, in the bathroom or kitchen. The bilingual (English/ Spanish) app is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and for Android phones and tablets.

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NET Radio Main FM Schedule Available anywhere with the NET Radio Nebraska App

Monday-Friday 5:00 am Morning Edition - Nebraska News at 6:33, 7:06, 8:33 8:58 am Writers Almanac 9:03 am Morning Concert Friday Live (Friday) NooN Afternoon Concert All About Books (Thursday at 12:04), Classics by Request (Friday at 1:00) 4:00 pm All Things Considered Nebraska News at 4:30, 5:30 6:30 pm Fresh Air 7:30 pm Performance Today 9:30 pm Classical Music overnight

Saturday 6:00 am On Being 7:00 am Weekend Edition - Nebraska Humanities Story at 8:30 10:00 am Car Talk 11:00 am Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! NooN Marketplace Money 1:00 pm The Splendid Table 2:00 pm RadioLab

3:00 pm This American Life 4:00 pm Weekend All Things Considered 5:00 pm A Prairie Home Companion 7:00 pm The Thistle and Shamrock 8:00 pm Jazz Currents 10:00 pm Classical Music overnight

Sunday 6:00 am – Millennium of Music 7:00 am – On Being 8:00 am – Weekend Edition - Nebraska Humanities Story at 9:30 10:00 am – Car Talk 11:00 am – A Prairie Home Companion 1:00 pm – Nebraska Concerts 3:00 pm – Travel with Rick Steves 4:00 pm – Weekend All Things Considered 5:00 pm – This American Life 6:00 pm – Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! 7:00 pm – The Verge 9:00 pm – Music from Hearts of Space 11:00 pm – Classical Music overnight

NET Radio HD-2 Schedule

Available with an HD Radio across most of Nebraska or anywhere with an Internet connection or with the NET Radio Nebraska App

hd-2 Monday-Friday 5:00 am – Morning Edition - Nebraska News at 6:33, 7:06, 8:33 9:00 am – On Point 11:00 am – Fresh Air NooN – Ask Me Another (M), RadioLab (T), TED Radio Hour (W), Snap Judgment (Th), Latino USA (F) 1:00 pm – Here & Now 3:00 pm – All Things Considered Nebraska News at 4:30, 5:30 7:00 pm – Jazz all evening & overnight

hd-2 Saturday 8:00 am – Weekend Edition - Nebraska Humanities Story at 8:30 10:00 am – Car Talk 11:00 am – Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! NooN – Marketplace Money 1:00 pm – The Splendid Table

2:00 pm – On Being 3:00 pm – On the Media 4:00 pm – Weekend All Things Considered 5:00 pm – A Prairie Home Companion 7:00 pm – Jazz all evening & overnight

hd-2 Sunday 8:00 am – Weekend Edition - Nebraska Humanities Story at 9:30 10:00 am – Car Talk 11:00 am – A Prairie Home Companion 1:00 pm – Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me! 2:00 pm – The Splendid Table 3:00 pm – Fresh Air Weekends 4:00 pm – Weekend All Things Considered 5:00 pm – American Routes 7:00 pm – The Verge 9:00 pm – Jazz overnight

Radiolab: A Show About Curiosity Oh, how to describe Radiolab. A quirky fusion of sound, science and culture? An experiment in experience? A Peabody Award-winning radio program with a cult following? Actually it’s all that and then some. Airing Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. CT on NET Radio, Radiolab explores themes and ideas through a patchwork of people, sounds, and stories. Cohosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, Radiolab is designed for listeners who demand skepticism but appreciate wonder; who are curious about the world, but also want to be moved and surprised. “We added this show about a year ago,” said Nancy Finken, NET Radio network manager. “It has a big national following and it’s developing a fan base here, too. It has a unique sound, partly because the reporters are a mix of scientists, musicians, filmmakers and storytellers. That’s a potent stew for unusual radio.” Upcoming topics include how pop music seems to cross cultures (witness the Elvis of Afghanistan), a new way to look at the extinction of the dinosaurs and why humans feel the need to place blame. One of public radio’s most popular shows, Radiolab's podcasts are downloaded more than 4 million times each month. So, if you’re curious about a show about a curiosity, then Radiolab might be your new favorite.

*Productions of NET Radio. Times listed in Central Time.

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Fred Knapp’s Nebraska Unicameral Coverage Is First Rate By Mary Jane Winquest

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The modest office with a first floor view to the courtyard contains a desk, a small recording studio and a blue backdrop behind two chairs. The studio is for recording the two- to five-minute stories that run daily on NET Radio, and the chairs are set up for the weekly web feature Capitol Conversations.

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If you wander into the state Capitol, look for room 1504, located just inside the east entrance. You’ll enter a small anteroom with a vivid green floor and notice a dark brown door labeled NET News. For the last 13 years, this has been Fred Knapp’s remote office during sessions of the Nebraska Legislature – his quiet retreat from where he files his news reports.

NET’s top legislative reporter likes his beat. He is usually near the chamber observing the action when not in his office. The New Jersey native and graduate of Columbia University’s Journalism School in New York City covered legislative action for the Lincoln Journal and Lincoln Journal Star before joining NET. The way news is gathered and reported has changed, Knapp said. “Back when I started, we were dependent on paper, huge bill books. It’s easier now that bills are available electronically.”

NET Radio’s Membership Drive kicks off Friday, April 4, and runs until noon Saturday, April 12. Special programming and comments from NPR personalities are part of the drive, which is essential to support NET Radio. One way to help our drive succeed is to participate in our Member Match program. Businesses and individuals can offer incentives for listeners to become members by providing matching contributions. It’s a great way to encourage others to become members and to showcase your business, family or organization, which will be mentioned on NET Radio several times during your Member Match hour. To sponsor a Member Match hour, contact Jenny Herstein at 402-472-3611 or jherstein@netNebraska.org.

Listen for Legislative reports on NET Radio at 7:06 a.m. CT and 5:30 p.m. CT, produced with able support from Dennis Kellogg, James Duchesneau, Jeff Smith and Dave Hughes. Watch Capitol Conversations on the web anytime at netNebraska.org/news. It's taped every Wednesday with the help of intern Josh Hartman.

When the familiar chord strum signals the beginning of NPR’s Morning Edition, familiar voices anchor the show: Ariana Brocious in Nebraska, Renée Montagne in California and Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C. They were joined last year by David Greene, who is the primary substitute host for NPR’s daily and weekend morning shows. When Greene isn’t in the anchor chair in D.C., he’s reporting from a variety of locales. “Reporters who have deep experience are what make the NPR anchor teams special,” said Nancy Finken, NET Radio’s network manager. “I’ve always been impressed by David Greene, because his reporting can really pull the heartstrings but also deliver the facts in a compelling way.” Greene joined NPR in 2005 after a seven-year stint as a reporter for the

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“You still need to be here in the building to see the human interactions. I pick up a lot of clues by observing how the senators react to each other. The Unicameral is a very open, accessible place. I can readily walk up to a senator on the floor to clarify a point or get an opinion.”

Exceptional Experience the Hallmark of NPR Reporters

Member Match Program Kick-Starts Radio Member Drive

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The Legislature also has changed dramatically: “Before term limits, the senators held a lot of institutional memory. There was a lot less turnover.” Knapp said. “But now, they are gone after eight years.

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He reported from Libya during NATO bombing of Tripoli, which earned him the 2011 Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize from WBUR and Boston University for coverage of the Arab Spring. “This kind of background is why David Greene is such a thoughtful and interesting reporter and host,” Finken said. “He is an example of why NET Radio listeners turn to Morning Edition.” Morning Edition airs weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. CT on NET Radio.

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uring her life, Mitzi Fox was an active volunteer who championed many causes in and near Albion, Neb., where she moved in 1960 after marrying Albion native Jim Fox. He succeeded his father as president of the First National Bank of Albion, and the couple raised five children, all the while providing community leadership in and around Boone County. After her husband’s death, Mitzi carried on that tradition of service. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels for 30 years and was a Teammates mentor. She was a founding member of the Olson Nature Prairie Preserve, one of several prairies owned and managed by the Prairie Plains Resource Institute. She offered the lead gift that spurred Albion to raise funds to replace its public swimming pool. And she created a Charitable Remainder Trust that provided her with lifetime income, and that also created a mechanism for her to give back to her community at her death. Mrs. Fox died in July 2013; her family and friends lost a treasured member and many community organizations were sorry to lose a passionate volunteer, mentor and supporter. So it was bittersweet in December when 17 organizations and institutions, including the NET Foundation for Radio and NET Foundation for Television, received letters

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listened to it frequently. She also enjoyed Backyard Farmer, Nebraska Stories, concerts and sports on NET Television. In addition to the estate gifts, which will become part of the NET Endowment, Mrs. Fox contributed to annual campaigns each year, PeónCasanova said.

Mitzi Fox

Fox Estate Gifts Cap Lifetime of Philanthropy confirming her generous estate gifts. “The fact that she did name 17 non-profits really demonstrates to me that she understood the importance and power of giving back,” said Michele PeónCasanova, NET’s director of major and planned giving. Peón-Casanova knew Mrs. Fox for about a decade. While she knew that estate gifts were planned, the size, two identical gifts of approximately $95,000 each, was a pleasant surprise. “She placed great importance on conservation

issues,” Peón-Casanova said. “She was a big fan of (wildlife photographer) Michael Forsberg.” He and NET filmmaker Michael Farrell co-produced Great Plains – America’s Lingering Wild, which debuted in 2012. “She really was a symbol for philanthropy and the power of giving,” PeónCasanova said. “And she was so true to her word and lived her philosophy. For instance, there was a beautiful prairie around her ranch home.” Mrs. Fox was especially a fan of NET Radio and

Organizations receiving gifts from the Fox trust are Voices for Children in Nebraska; Nebraska CASA Inc.; St. Michael’s Church (Albion); Zion Lutheran Church (Albion); Prairie Plains Resource Institute; Boone County Area Foundation Fund at the Nebraska Community Foundation in memory of the L.J. and Mitzi Fox Family; Lutheran World Relief; Albion Education Foundation; Boone County Health Center Foundation; The Nature Conservancy to benefit the Nebraska Chapter; Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska; National Audubon Society to benefit Spring Creek Prairie and Rowe Sanctuary; NET Foundation for Radio; NET Foundation for Television; Nebraska Humanities Council; and Good Samaritan Society to benefit the Albion Center. “We are so appreciative of generous friends like Mitzi Fox,” Peón-Casanova said. “We cannot thank her, or her family, enough for their support of NET and for their support of Nebraska. They truly live their ideals.”

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NET Virtual Learning Library Augments Curricula By Gary Brienzo

“If you haven’t already, you should definitely visit the NET Virtual Learning Library! I know first-hand how hard it is to find quality learning resources to help our students. And that’s exactly what you’ll find there.”

locating resources on early human development and on the history of Mesopotamia. “The NET Virtual Learning Library offered great videos and study guides,” she said. “A teacher also asked for help in finding information on volcanoes and earthquakes. The interactive content I found in the Virtual Learning Library was tremendous.”

also teaches classes in Eighth Grade Computer Applications and Library Skills for fourth through sixth graders, and she assists in integrated classroom teaching in support of others.

One of the best ways to use the NET Virtual Learning Library, she adds, is in conjunction with other classroom materials. “It’s a great complement to our other resources,” she says. “It’s reassuring to turn to the Library and find something I know is solid.”

The NET Virtual Learning Library launched in fall 2012. It now contains more than 35,000 learning objects, which are sortable by topic, by grade level and by media type. New objects are added almost daily. And it’s all free and accessible by teachers, parents and students. The library is a service of NET Learning Services.

McCain cites a sixth grade teacher who asked her help in

McCain has a significant background as a media specialist, serving 16 years in a similar position at Fairbury High School before joining the staff at Tri County Schools. At Tri County, she

For more information go to net.pbslearningmedia.org to sign up for the service.

Have a Question about Membership, Estate Gifts or Planning Your Will?

Jenny Herstein

That’s the advice of Kim McCain, library media specialist at Tri County Schools in DeWitt, Neb. McCain has been the library media specialist there since 2006, helping both elementary and secondary teachers find resources for their students. She says the Kim McCain discovery of the NET Virtual Learning Library has helped students and teachers across grade levels, and in diverse disciplines. “But in my experience, the Virtual Learning Library has been especially helpful in social studies and the sciences,” she says.

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And all her experience has taught her the value of contemporary, high quality learning materials. With that in mind, she says, “The NET Virtual Learning Library is a resource educators should get to know, and one they’ll come to appreciate for what it can contribute to their classes.”

Michele Peón-Casanova

Omaha Director of Director of Major & Major & Planned Giving Planned Giving Director of Development 402-932-2110 800-634-6788, ext. 375 800-634-6788, ext. 556 brobbins@netNebraska.org mpeon-casanova@netNebraska.org jherstein@netNebraska.org 800-634-6788 • 402-472-9333 • netNebraska.org

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Call the Midwife Season 3 Premiere Sunday, March 30, 7 p.m. CT on NET1

Monday, March 24, 9 pm. CT on NET1

This new season takes us to 1959 and the eve of the “Swinging ’60s.” The winds of change blowing through England will affect Nonnatus House and its residents, all of whom will wrestle with momentous changes.

The “Girls” are a close-knit group from Austin, Texas, who met and socialized through the local chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and Big Beautiful Women. Now, they experience unimagined consequences after undergoing weight-loss surgery.

Mr. Selfridge Season 2 Premiere Sunday, March 30, 8 p.m. CT on NET1 The store never sleeps! Jeremy Piven reprises his role as London’s retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge, for a second season of the series hailed as “addicting” by The Wall Street Journal. The second season picks up the story in 1914, as the store celebrates its fifth anniversary in business. With World War I imminent, the lives of everyone at Selfridge’s will inevitably be affected. Frances O’Connor returns as Harry’s wife, Rose.

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Monday, March 31, 9 p.m. CT on NET1 A once-booming rural community in Indiana fades as factories close, farms consolidate and families move away. A personal look at small-town life viewed through the prism of a high school varsity basketball team that struggles in ways that mirror the town’s fight for survival.

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone Wednesday, March 26, 9 p.m. CT on NET1 University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Adrian Wisnicki led a team that used new forensic techniques to examine the 1871 diary of Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone. Now, 200 years after Livingstone’s birth, Wisnicki’s team used remarkable imaging techniques to recover the diaries, some 85 percent of which were illegible and thought lost to time. The effort reveals Livingstone’s eyewitness accounts of brutality and casts him in a far different light than the legend that surrounds him. Wisnicki is an assistant professor of English at UNL and a fellow with UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

Skeletons of the Sahara Wednesday, March 19, 9 p.m. CT on NET1

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama Parts 1 and 2 Tuesday, March 25, 7 and 8 p.m. CT on NET1 Simon Schama looks at the impact of Jewish people and moments when the Jewish experience has changed the fate of the world. Drawing on scholarship and family history, Schama presents a story that is at once historical yet contemporary.

Explorer and scientist Paul Sereno made an extraordinary discovery in the middle of the Sahara desert. While prospecting for dinosaur bones, he stumbled across an ancient human cemetery more than 5,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids. Who were these people and what were they doing in the middle of the desert? How did they live and die? What can this mystery tell us about our planet?

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Live from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, the best high school girls basketball teams in Nebraska square off to raise the trophy and cut the nets in their respective classes.

9 a.m. CT Class C1 11 a.m. CT Class D1 1 p.m. CT Class B 4:30 p.m. CT Class C2 6:30 p.m. CT Class A 8:30 p.m. CT Class D2 All productions of NET Sports.

All championships are webstreamed live on netNebraska.org or via mobile app.

NET Hosts Legislature’s Ed Committee Nebraska state senators representing the Legislature’s Education Committee visited NET in a special breakfast event hosted by NET Learning Services Jan. 15. NET General Manager Mark Leonard and Assistant General Manager Gary Targoff talked about advances in NET Learning Services and such key programs as the NET Virtual Learning Library and Ready To Learn. Senators attending the event included Education Committee Chairperson Kate Sullivan and Senators Al Davis, Rick Kolowski, Jim Scheer, and legislative staff members Tammy Berry and LaMont Rainey. NET Commission Chair Ken Bird and Matt Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education and new NET Commission member, also took part in the event.

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Dated Material Please Do Not Delay

NSAA High School Basketball (boys and girls) NSAA Girls State High School Basketball Championships Saturday, March 8, on NET1

Nebraska’s best high school boys basketball teams vie for the state championships in their respective classes. Live from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln.

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Live from the Bob Devaney Sports Center Pool in Lincoln: the state’s best boys and girls swimming and diving efforts.

NSAA Boys State High School Basketball Championships Saturday, March 15, on NET1

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NSAA State Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. CT on NET1

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hree of the most exciting weekends of the year are the backto-back-to-back weekends of the Nebraska School Activities Association State Swimming and Diving Championships and the girls and boys State Basketball Tournaments. As always, NET offers the next best thing to being there: a comfy seat in your own living room. You can watch on television, online at netNebraska.org or on your mobile device via the NET app, available free in your device’s store.

NET NOW is published monthly as a member benefit for the NET Foundations for Television and Radio.

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The Economics of Early Childhood Education Thursday, March 20, 8 p.m. CT on NET2 Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman believes the quality of early childhood development heavily influences health, economics and social outcomes for individuals and societies. In addition to seeing educational equity as a moral issue, Heckman views equity as a way to promote productivity and economic efficiency. In this episode of State of Education in Nebraska, a panel debates how Heckman’s research can be translated into policies and commitment to invest in Nebraska’s youngest children, particularly those from impoverished or disadvantaged families.

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