WIPB Updates:

Great Performances

February 21, 2017 No Comments

Friday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m.

“New York City Ballet Symphony in C”  » Learn More

But first, a word about our sponsors…

February 13, 2017 No Comments

We would like to give a big shout out to our sponsors for NOW ENTERING… PENDLETON.

First, our two presenting sponsors, South Madison Community Foundation and St. Vincent Anderson Regional.

Other sponsors include Citizens State Bank, Edward Jones Financial Consultants – Brett A. Bubalo & Dustin A. Pennington of Pendleton, Fredericks Inc. Contractors, Integrity of Madison County, Martin Insurance Group, The Sign-Age, Solutions4ebiz, Town of Pendleton, Anderson Madison County Visitors Bureau and Anderson Creative.

Be sure to tune in to WIPB at 8 p.m. March 7 for the premiere of NOW ENTERING…PENDLETON.

Black History Month

February 3, 2017 No Comments

Join us all month as we celebrate Black History Month!



Mercy Street, Season 2

Sundays, February 5-19, 8 p.m.
Allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos at Alexandria’s Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population.



Independent Lens
Monday, February 6, 10 p.m.
The documentary tells the little-known story of William Trotter, an African-American journalist who launched a protest against the 1915 release of D. W. Griffith’s controversial epic.




Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize
Friday, February 10, 9 p.m.
Honors singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson during this star-studded music special, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, with a special appearance by Motown founder Berry Gordy.




John Lewis – Get in The Way
Friday, February 10, 10:30 p.m.
The son of sharecroppers, John Lewis grew up in rural isolation, seemingly destined to a bleak, segregation-imposed future. But his fate took a different turn.




Independent Lens
Monday, February 13, 10 p.m.
Featuring Daryl Davis, an African-American musician who meets and befriends members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.




The Talk – Race in America
Monday, February 20, 9 p.m.
A two-hour documentary about “the talk,” the conversation parents of color have with their children about how to behave if stopped by the police.




Maya Angelou: American Masters
Tuesday, February 21, 8 p.m.
The first documentary feature about the incomparable author and activist Dr. Maya Angelou (1928-2014), best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.




Africa’s Great Civilizations
February 27 – March 1, 9 p.m.
From Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an epic new documentary series that brings to life stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures, and includes a historical reflections on the slave trade to the Americas.


‘Now Entering’ welcomes presenting sponsor

January 26, 2017 No Comments

PENDLETON – A big thank you to the “Now Entering…Pendleton” presenting sponsor, the South Madison Community Foundation!

The Foundation is so excited about the premiere of the program that they will be hosting a screening party that night. (The premiere is 8 p.m. March 7 on WIPB)

We will be updating our list of sponsors as they come in. Stay tuned.

‘Now Entering…Pendleton’ premieres in March

January 26, 2017 No Comments

PENDLETON – “Now Entering…Pendleton” will air at 8 p.m. March 7 on WIPB.

Twenty Pendleton storytellers submitted photos and videos of the people, places and things they are passionate about in their town. They were then interviewed at the Pendleton Historical Museum.

This live pledge program will include those stories, as well as live, in-studio interviews with the storytellers.

For more information on the program, or to suggest your town, contact Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, at mkinsey@nullbsu.edu.


Al Rent’s Celebration of Life

January 18, 2017 No Comments

The Memorial Service for J. Allan Rent, January 21, 2017.

Victoria Screening

January 6, 2017 No Comments

Join us at Muncie Civic Theatre at 6 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 to preview the first episode of the brand new Masterpiece series, Victoria.

The screening is free and reservations are not required.


About the show

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) stars as the young Queen Victoria at the outset of her epic reign, which set the stage for an entire era that would be named in her honor. Scripted by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin (The Fortune Hunter), Victoria airs in seven magnificent parts, fit for a queen, on MASTERPIECE, Jan. 15, 2017 on WIPB.

Following Victoria from her accession to the throne at age 18, through her education in politics, courtship and marriage, Victoria paints a portrait of a monarch who was raised to be the pawn of her powerful elders but who wasted no time in showing the empire who was in charge.

The stellar cast includes Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle) as Lord Melbourne, the British prime minister who was Victoria’s father figure and intimate friend; Tom Hughes (Dancing on the Edge) as the handsome, brilliant and awkward Prince Albert, who stole Victoria’s heart after a rocky start; and Alex Jennings (Churchill’s Secret) as Leopold I, King of Belgium, Victoria and Albert’s matchmaking uncle who had dreams of a dynasty for his obscure royal line—which he amazingly achieved.

Be All You Can Be with WIPB-TV!

January 4, 2017 No Comments

Start your New Year’s resolutions with programs that help you to stay healthy, wealthy, and pain-free!

Donate to WIPB and choose a thank-you gift from these programs.


Dr. Fuhrman’s End Dieting Forever
Saturday, January 7, 11 a.m.
Learn why the popular fad diets out there just don’t work and can actually be very unhealthy.


Easy Yoga for Arthritis
Saturday, January 7, 12:30 p.m.
Gentle stretches and simple yoga postures plus a variety of hand and finger exercises to reduce stress and improve both joint and total-body flexibility.


Effortless Healing with Dr. Joseph Mercola
Saturday, January 7, 1:30 p.m.
The well-known physician and best-selling author encourages people to explore natural health and empowers them to become their own healers.


Dr. Ruth’s Revving Up Your Romance
Saturday, January 7, 3:30 p.m.
Revitalize relationships with the secrets for reigniting passion from the world-famous therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.


Stronger Bones, Longer Life with Dr. Lani Simpson
Saturday, January 7, 4:30 p.m.
An expert in osteoporosis and author of “Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide” – leads viewers in understanding how to take charge of their bone health and retain their independence.


Forever Painless with Miranda Esmond-White
Saturday, January 7, 6:00 p.m.
Author Miranda Esmond-White provides groundbreaking and eye-opening education on pain and its causes, and a new approach to pain management.


Eat to Live with Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Saturday, January 7, 8:00 p.m.
Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.


Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You
Saturday, January 7, 9:00 p.m.
The special’s central theme is that financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of “the goal of money,” which Suze perceptively defines as “to make you feel secure.”


Ric Edelman’s The Truth About Retirement
Sunday, January 8, 11:00 a.m.
An action plan to ensure a fiscally secure retirement is shared. Included: investment strategies; sensible advice about investing, claiming Social Security and estate planning.


Super Brain with Dr. Rudy Tanzi
Sunday, January 8, 12:30 p.m.
SUPER BRAIN is a program exploring new discoveries in neuroscience that maximize the potential of the human brain in practical and actionable ways. The field of neuroscience has been exploding with new findings by the day.


21 Days to a Slimmer, Younger You
Sunday, January 8, 2:30 p.m.
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci offers a weight loss transformation specialist who’s helped thousands of people go from fat, sick, and old to young, slender, and vibrant.


Healing Mind with Martin Rossman
Sunday, January 8, 4:00 p.m.
Learn to use the power of your mind to reduce your stress & anxiety, relieve pain, change lifestyle habits, and live with more wellness.


Ed Slott’s Retirement Rescue
Sunday, January 8, 5:30 p.m.
Ed Slott defines the monumental fiscal problems facing Americans and provides a step-by-step solution to creating a plan of action.

Gross Science – Sea Cucumbers

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Meet the most versatile butts in the animal kingdom.

“Will Kevin and Grandma Lil Break the Internet?”

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Kevin and Grandma Lil of ThisKidNeedsMedicine take on PBS Digital Studios with a new series, The ChatterBox.