Locally Produced Programs
Fueling a Region: Indiana’s Gas Boom
Produced in 2012 by Ball State University students and WIPB-TV, this documentary tells the story of the Indiana gas boom and the beginnings of industrial Indiana.
Ford Oval of Honor
Four local military veterans are presented “The Ford Oval of Honor” award. This recognition is held in honor of their service to America and for going above and beyond their call of duty.
Heading for Home: Adaptive Reuse in the Circle City
In 2011, the historic Bush Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana became the first adaptive reuse of a sports facility for housing in U.S. history. “Heading for Home” tells the story of this undertaking and explores the culture of sustainability in Indianapolis.
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Made in Indiana
These days, life moves at a frantic rate. But have you experienced the beauty of Indiana at a much slower pace? “Made in Indiana”, an experimental documentary, takes every day life in the Hoosier state and shows its true splendor in stunning slow motion. Experience the visual beauty of glass blowing, woodcarving, and the serenity of Lake Michigan, and more that is “made in Indiana.” This experimental documentary was filmed completely for slow motion at 300 frames per second, turning one second into 12.
Muncie Community Christmas Sing
The Muncie Community Christmas Sing celebrates performances include all choral organizations in the Muncie Community Schools, orchestras and musical ensembles from Central and Southside High School, MCS staff singers, the Christmas Sing show choir, Masterworks Chorale, and other guest groups from the community.
Sculpting the Wind: Alexa King & the Making of the Barbaro Memorial Statue
Sculpting the Wind recounts the process in creating one of the most widely recognized equine sculptures in the world. Alexa King and those closest to her tell the story of her journey in re-creating Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro from pre-production and design of the statue to the unveiling ceremony at Churchill Downs.
Seeing Stars in Indiana
This intriguing program examines enthusiastic explorers of the Indiana night skies including Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck the director of the Ball State University planetarium, BSU astronomy students, and some very serious East Central Indiana amateur stargazers. The documentary also follows Dr. Kaitchuck and his students to Kit Peak in Arizona were they delve deep into the galaxy via a shared large telescope.
A group of deaf teens at the Indiana School for the Deaf defy definition as they create a musical performing arts troupe. This program was produced by Ball State Students and WIPB-TV in 2010.
Ed Ball’s Century
This documentary traces the life of Edmund F. Ball, son of one of the five Ball brothers whose company became the world’s largest manufacturer of home canning jars. Begins with Ball’s birth in 1905 in Muncie, Ind. and spans the twentieth century. Covers topics ranging from Ball’s childhood to his work as CEO of Ball Corporation to his roles as community leader and philanthropist.
Echoes of War brings to life the struggles, misery, horror and humanity of war as told by the veterans who witnessed them firsthand. Much more than a television program, it is a Digital Media Experience – a live, interactive, educational program and companion website – that will engage those who encounter it. The live broadcast will originate from the First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois, providing viewers the ability to interact with war veterans and the program’s hosts via the Internet or by phone. Imagine – those tuning in at home or in high schools, colleges or universities across the country will be able to ask questions of 1st Infantry Division veterans, Ball State University historians, or Cantigny museum curators. This will be a truly unique virtual classroom experience.