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Governor’s Lecture to be broadcast December 7

The 20th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, given by Cambridge University historian and author David Reynolds, will be rebroadcast on two public radio stations on Monday, December 7. Reynolds spoke to a large audience in October at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha,

KIOS/Omaha will air the lecture at noon, while NET Radio will broadcast it at 6:30 p.m. central time. The public lecture was presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN) with presenting sponsors First National Bank and the University of Nebraska.

“Professor Reynolds’ lecture effectively demonstrated how the events surrounding World War I made a lasting impact on global politics, which we still see today,” said Chris Sommerich, HN executive director. “We’re glad that NET Radio and KIOS are giving more people the opportunity to learn more about this largely forgotten war and how it continues to affect international relations.”

Reynolds is the author of eleven books as well as three edited and co-edited volumes. His most recent book, “The Long Shadow: Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century,” was awarded the 2014 Hessell Tiltman Prize in the U.K. He also has written and presented nine historical documentaries on 20th century international history for BBC TV as well as the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, “America, Empire of Liberty.”

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