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Event Series Event Series: Running Towards the Fire Broadcast

Running Towards the Fire Broadcast

May 27 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am CDT

“Running Towards the Fire – A War Correspondents Story” will make its debut statewide broadcast on Nebraska Public Media (NE-PBS) on Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. central. Rebroadcast times (central time) include:

  • Sunday, May 26, 05:00 pm on NE-PBS
  • Monday, May 27, 04:00 am on NE-PBS
  • Tuesday, May 28, 08:00 pm on NE-PBS
  • Wednesday, May 29, 06:00 pm on NE-W
  • Thursday, May 30, 04:00 am on NE-PBS
  • Friday, May 31, 07:00 am on NE-W

RUNNING TOWARDS THE FIRE vividly captures the pivotal roles war correspondents played during the Allies 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe and subsequent defeat of Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in 1945. The war correspondents were unsung heroes who risked their lives informing the world with firsthand accounts of the bravery and sacrifice of the American and Allied forces who fought the Nazis.

The documentary draws extensively from the previously unpublished memoirs of Robert Reuben. The Omaha-born war correspondent parachuted into Normandy, France, hours before the D-Day invasion and was the first journalist on the ground. Reuben chronicled the Allies’ liberation of France and Belgium and fierce fighting in Germany that forced the Nazi’s May 7, 1945, surrender.

RUNNING TOWARDS THE FIRE also pays tribute to the courage and resilience of the men and women who fought tyranny in WWII. Through newspaper articles, radio broadcasts and film reports, war correspondents like Reuben boosted the morale of soldiers and civilians by highlighting the sacrifices they made in the pursuit of freedom.