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(Neb)-NET Documentary On March Flood Premieres Tonight  Listen

By: John Axtell Posted at: 09/08/2019 03:25 PM
LINCOLN -  NET's latest documentary debuts tonight and it's a comprehensive retelling of the March blizzard, "bomb cyclone,' and floods that devastated the state in the worst natural disaster in modern Nebraska history

      Producer Bill Kelly narrates "As The Floods Came: Nebraska 2019," but says most of the hour-long documentary is told through video of the flooding and interviews with victims.

       Kelly, whose last documentary - Small Town Cops - had its debut in Chadron this summer as part of the NET On The Road visit - says After The Floods Came is different from most NET documentaries in 2 major ways.

      One is how quickly it was done - less than 6 months after the fact. The other is the huge amount of video and commentary from other sources, nearly all of it shot during the flooding across the eastern third of the state.


Kelly says NET got so much video they could offer a day-by-day and at times minute-by-minute account of the flooding, leading to a complete change in the plans for the documentary from focusing on recovery to telling the story of the flood itself.

     "As The Floods Came: Nebraska 2019" airs tonight at 8:00 on NET with 10 more airings over the next two weeks on either NET or NET World including Tuesday at 6 pm on NET and 7 PM on NET World.

      The documentary will be posted tomorrow, Sept. 9, for streaming on netNebraska.org.


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