Linked to Legends: The U.P. Teams that Played the Packers, the Emmy-nominated documentary produced by NMU Professor Dwight Brady, will be available to stream on WNMU Passport, our website (scroll) and the PBS App starting Saturday, September 2. The program originally debuted on WNMU-TV during our November 2020 fundraiser, and we are proud to now make it available to our viewers for free as part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration.
The documentary examines stories of five Upper Michigan communities and their football teams who played the Packers and other NFL teams between 1919-1926. Experience the heroics, humor and hardships of the players as told by their descendants. Featured interviews include Packers’ Team Historian Cliff Christl, former NFL coach Steve Mariucci, and more in this film linking the Upper Peninsula to NFL legends. Producer Dwight Brady encourages everyone, not just Green Bay Packer fans, to watch the film to learn more about the rich history of the U.P. in the early days of pro football.
WNMU-TV continues to celebrate 50 years of serving the Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin by bringing our viewers local stories and productions you can't find anywhere else, including Linked to Legends. Help us continue broadcasting for another 50 years by showing your support and making a contribution today.