Nebraska Tourism Sponsors NET’s Upcoming “NEBRASKA Land & Sky”

LINCOLN, Neb. (August 5, 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.

Reflecting on the project, Nebraska Tourism Director Kathy McKillip commented on the partnerships that facilitated bringing Skyworks to Nebraska, “When you collaborate and build partnerships, great things can happen. We are proud to partner with NET and Nebraska Game and Parks to produce such a beautiful program. We hope that this will stimulate the passion Nebraskan’s have for the state and spark the interest of others to come and see what we are all about, creating moments that last a lifetime.”

“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).

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.