MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” visited Nebraska last week to meet landowners in the path of Keystone XL, as well as Native American tribe members who drove hours to join us, and also some local supporters of the pipeline.
Host Ed Schultz came out in favor of the pipeline recently, taking some heat from his audience in the process, but invited a good range of pipeline opponents (including Bold’s Jane Kleeb) onto his show for debate. When we greeted Ed at the renewable energy-powered barn we built in the path of the pipeline in Nebraska, he stressed that he was here to report and share our stories, and at least for this trip woud be leaving his soapbox behind.
“The Ed Show” plans to air a segment about Nebraska and Keystone XL every night this week. Be sure to tune in to MSNBC at 4:00 p.m. CT / 5:00 p.m. ET, and we’ll also post each segment on this page as they appear online.
Thursday, Feb. 27: Ed discusses the State Dept. report on KXL with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, then speaks with Nebraska farmers and ranchers about holding Pres. Obama to his promise to stand with citizens to protect our land, water and climate, and also their visits to Nebraska lawmakers in D.C. who brushed them off. Finally, Ed talks live via satellite with Nebraska farmer Jim Tarnick, who is facing eminent domain on his land from TransCanada for KXL (3 clips).
[See below for segments that aired earlier this week.]
EARLIER THIS WEEK:
- Wednesday, Feb. 26: Ed speaks with Gary Dorr of the Nez Perce and Wizipan Little Elk of the Rosebud Sioux about Native Americans’ concerns with Keystone XL, as well as pipeline supporter Brian Schweitzer, and Pipeline Fighters at the Build Our Energy barn in Nebraska (2 clips)
- Tuesday, Feb. 25: Ed talks to Keystone XL supporters, and interviews Pipeline Fighters inside the Build Our Energy barn in Nebraska (4 clips)
- Monday, Feb. 24: Kevin and Shannon Graves—Nebraska landowners in the path of Keystone XL (3 clips)