MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – On Saturday, September 2nd, Green Bay Packers fans and history buffs will get their fair share of century-old sports stories of the UP. The Emmy-nominated documentary “Linked to Legends” will be streamed for free on WNMU-TV’s website this weekend, as a tribute to the fascinating history and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WNMU-TV station.
The film is produced by NMU Communication Professor Dwight Brady and is about five Upper Peninsula communities and their teams that played against the Packers and other NFL teams from 1919-1926.
Brady comments that the inspiration for this film started when he was just 8 years old. The film explores stories of personal victories that Brady notes that it’s entertaining for all types of audiences.
“It’s those types of stories the triumphant ones and even the tragic ones that I think make this documentary appealing to people who aren’t necessarily football fans they can appreciate the humanity of what these hard-working people did back in those days,” commented Dr. Dwight Brady.
Click here, for more information on the documentary and the cultural history within the scenes.