Fall in Lincoln, Nebraska

Today was one of those memorable fall days in Lincoln, Nebraska. A cold, clear morning. The streaming sunlight shined on leaves that clung to branches or lay, fallen and scattered, on the ground.

The tree colors burn brightly for a few weeks, sometimes just days, then fade to brown and black. Play the video below to sample what I saw today.


About Bernard McCoy

My views are my own and not a reflection of my employer. I'm a professor of Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I've also been a working journalist for the past 29 years. I have covered news stories in war zones, reported on human and natural disasters, presidential conventions, a presidential inauguration and the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. My career experiences include work as an award-winning documentary producer, television news reporter, photographer, producer, and anchor. I worked at WIBW-TV, Topeka, KS., KCTV, Kansas City, MO, WKBD-TV, Detroit, MI., WILX-TV, Lansing, MI. and WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH. I have also worked as a contributing reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press, CBS, CNN, the Ohio News Network and lecture at the Kosovo Institute of Journalism and Communications. I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in telecommunications management from Michigan State University.
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1 Response to Fall in Lincoln, Nebraska

  1. Benson Cruiser says:

    Peter Lougheed opposes Keystone pipeline
    Former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed is adding his voice to the opposition to the controversial Keystone X-L pipeline project.
    However his opposition is based on economic reasons, rather than environmental. “We should be refining the bitumen in Alberta and we should make it public policy in the province,” he said.
    The U.S. State Department is considering a proposal to extend the pipeline which would carry oil from Alberta’s oilsands to Texas with a decision expected by the end of the year.
    Environmentalists have been aggressively protesting the line saying the heavy oil, or bitumen, that would flow through the line is dirty, toxic and corrosive.
    Lougheed told Anna Maria Tremonti of CBC Radio’s The Current Tuesday the bitumen should be refined in Alberta.
    “I would prefer…we process the bitumen from the oilsands in Alberta and that would create a lot of jobs and job activity,” he said.
    “That would be a better thing to do than merely send the raw bitumen down the pipeline and they refine it in Texas that means thousands of new jobs in Texas.”
    Lougheed said groups fighting the Keystone X-L pipeline have approached him about speaking out against the pipeline.
    So far he’s resisted saying it wouldn’t be fair to speak out during the leadership contest to replace outgoing premier Ed Stelmach.
    Lougheed championed the oilsands in the 1970s and under his leadership the provincial government invested in its development.
    While he continues to favour development, he told The Current he would like to see the province control the rapid growth in northeast Alberta.

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