Television audiences welcomed Carson into their living rooms weeknight evenings for 30 years, beginning in 1962. His down-to-earth demeanor seemed like that of a close neighbor or friend. Before dominating television talk-show ratings for decades and ascending to “King of Late-Night TV,” the man on a first-name basis with America was an aspiring magician named John, growing up in Norfolk.
This web feature is a special supplement to our “Profiles of Patriotism” story which appeared in our January/ February 2016 issue. Give us a call at (800) 777-6159 to order your copy or to begin your Nebraska Life subscription today.
In this Nebraska Life Hometown Video, Clark and Dawna Bates portray George W. Norris and his wife, Ellie, reflecting on his accomplishments after leaving politics for a group of visitors gathered in the garden of the Norris Home, a Nebraska State Historic Site.
Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has an undeniable way with words. But mastering just one art form wasn't enough for this Nebraskan - after a lifetime crafting written masterpieces, Kooser's newest creative pursuits have him practicing a different stroke.
Congratulations to Juli Habegger of Pawnee City. Juli answered our recent reader survey and her name was drawn for a vacation package to Valentine. Watch future issues of Nebraska Life for more opportunities to win.