Indy in the '60s Bonus Video
Governor Mitch Daniels and Jeff Smulyan look back at the cars in their lives as teens in the 60's.
Former WISH-TV host, Don Abbott, remembers a live television commercial for Polaroid's 10 second film.
Not so Instant
One of the great “haunts” for teens in the 1960's was the House of Blue Lights. A look at the legend of the house and the people who visited it.
House of Blue Lights
Before interactive polling, there was Dick Summer's Make It or Break It, in which horns and headlights determined whether a new song would live or die.
Make It or Break It
Band members Wayne Wilson and Phil Brandt recall the joy of rock 'n' roll and their brush with fame.
The Sounds Unlimited
George McGinnis and Eddie Bopp, 1960s standouts for two-time state champion Washington High School, share the Continentals' fight song -- and McGinnis reveals the unlikely source for his team's perfect season.
Hoops, Songs and Sliders
Former Manual High School, IU and NBA star Tom Van Arsdale recalls how pick-up basketball helped blur racial lines in Indy in the 60's, and how 50 years later, those friendships remain.
All Equal on the Court
Two decades before the Colts arrived, the Capitols were Indy's pro football team. Former receiver Joe Wynns looks back on how the Caps, from the humble Continental Football League, paved the way for their Super Bowl successors.
Hail the Capitols!
Now-abandoned Bush Stadium used to be the packed-house home to baseball's Indianapolis Indians and football's Indianapolis Capitols. Former Caps receiver Joe Wynns describes the heyday of the once cutting-edge structure, and his sorrow at seeing its decay.
Bush Stadium Memories
The interstate highway system brought huge changes to Indianapolis. By the time construction began, Indy was experiencing serious traffic problems. But the interstate construction itself was not without controversy, as seen in the Channel 6 documentary "Indy: What's in a Name?" Video courtesy the Indiana Historical Society -- WRTV Moving Image Collection.
Like many large cities, Indianapolis was paying a price for urban development in the 1960's. A documentary by WFBM, Channel 6 (now WRTV) called Indy: What's in a Name? revealed concerns about air and water pollution in the late '60s. Video courtesy the Indiana Historical Society -- WRTV Moving Image Collection.
All Choked Up
The tradition of the Circle of Lights on Monument Circle began in the 1960's. This news film from WISH-TV shows the early years of this iconic Indianapolis celebration.
Circle of Lights
Indianapolis has long wrestled with the quality and availability of housing for low-income residents. In the 1960's, portions of the central city were in deplorable condition. WFBM, Channel 6 (now WRTV) devoted a three- part documentary series called Condemned, which shined a light on slum housing in Indianapolis in the early 1960's. Video courtesy the Indiana Historical Society -- WRTV Moving Image Collection.
Pioneering Pacers coach Bobby “Slick” Leonard and players Bob Netolicky and Mel Daniels recall the wild beginnings of the ABA. Special thanks to the Indianapolis Pacers for the archival footage.
The Early Pacers
Former Pacers coach Bobby "Slick" Leonard was nothing if not colorful. Former players Bob Netolicky and Mel Daniels share there favorite "Slick" moments.
The "Slick" Show
Former Pacers coach Bobby "Slick" Leonard recalls how he -- with an assist from a hockey stick -- motivated forward Bob Netolicky. Special thanks to the Indianapolis Pacers for the archival footage.
A Slapshot of Motivation
The Pacers' first tryouts weren't exactly like those in today's NBA. Just ask the players who went through coach Bobby "Slick" Leonard's open camp. Special thanks to the Indianapolis Pacers for the archival footage.
Pacers First Tryouts
Janie Hodge ("Popeye and Janie") and Bob Glaze ("Cowboy Bob") recalls a parade that mysteriously predicts Bob Glazes's future. WTTV show archive video and stills provided by Janie Hodge, Bob Glaze and Producers Plus/ Peggy McClelland.
The Story of Cowboy Bob
Curley Myers and Hal Fryar ("Harlow Hickenlooper") discuss the consequences of over zealous pie throwers. WRTV show archive video and stills provided by Hal Fryar, Curley Myers and Producers Plus/ Peggy McClelland.
A Pie in the Face
Before he became a media magnate, Jeff Smulyan worked as a copy boy for the Indianapolis Times.
The Indianapolis Times Remembered
Before they were old enough to compete in the Indiana state basketball tournament, George McGinnis and his buddies did the next best thing: pretend. And guess who always hit the title-winning shot?
A Young George Calls His Shot
Mark Carter (son of Bob Carter aka Sammy Terry) reveals the secret of his dad's ghostly rocking chair. WTTV show archive video and stills provided by Mark Carter and Producers Plus/ Peggy McClelland.
Remembering the Sammy Terry Show Part 1
Mark Carter (son of Bob Carter aka Sammy Terry) recalls the quality time he spent in Sammy Terry's casket. WTTV show archive video and stills provided by Mark Carter and Producers Plus/ Peggy McClelland.
Remembering the Sammy Terry Show Part 2