Barney McCoy, an associate professor of broadcasting in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications, produced and directed a television report on General John J. Pershing. The report will be broadcast on an episode of NET’s “Nebraska Stories,” airing at 7 p.m. March 24 on NET 1.
McCoy’s six-minute long report is part of a one-hour documentary on Pershing’s Nebraska connections. In the 1890s, Pershing earned a law degree at the University of Nebraska while commanding the university’s cadet program.
“It’s exciting to see Pershing’s strong ties to Nebraska come to life,” McCoy said. “Our report uses interviews, historic photos, letters and film to give NET viewers an interesting personal look at Pershing’s Nebraska ties from more than a century ago.”
Pershing was the only living six-star general in United States history and commanded 2 million troops that fought with Allied forces and helped end the war against Germany in 1918.
The documentary is scheduled for national distribution in 2017 and was endorsed by the World War One Centennial Commission in Washington, D.C.
Luis Peon-Casanova, broadcasting professor of practice, provided videography and editing support for the project. Additional production support was provided by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, NET, University of Nebraska Foundation and Painted Rock Productions.