A video segment by Kevin Brebner will be featured in the 7 p.m., April 15 national broadcast of "Planet Forward." The PBS program premieres on NET1 and NET-HD2.
Brebner's segment, "Nebraska Rides the Wind," examines how life in Ainsworth, Neb., has been transformed by the arrival of giant wind turbines rising above the prairie grass. Brebner is a senior broadcasting major from Lincoln.
"Planet Forward" is a new "hybrid media initiative" hosted by Emmy-winning journalist Frank Sesno, and former CNN Washington Bureau Chief and the director of George Washington University's Public Affairs Project.
"Planet Forward" dispenses with the top-down model of public affairs programming. Instead, the project's emphasis is bottom-up, with citizens leading and driving the conversation.
"Planet Forward" is a co-production of NET Television with NET's David Feingold as co-executive producer, and the Public Affairs Project at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with Public Agenda and Sunburst Creative Productions. "Planet Forward" involves students, faculty and administrators from several universitites including UNL, Roger Williams University (R.I.), Middlebury College (Vt.) and local public television stations to create a groundswell of engagement and local activity.
Also featured is a video from NET Television producer/director Perry Stoner on wind energy and solar-generated power.
"Planet Forward" repeats on NET1 and NET-HD at 9 p.m. April 16.
More information about "Planet Forward" can be found at: http://www.planetforward.org/