Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier
Thursday, August 7 at 9 p.m. on WFYI 1
Bobby "Slick" Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better embodies its toughness; no one better personifies its passion. And no one takes more pride in being a native Hoosier. "Heart of a Hoosier" will chronicle Leonard's journey as never before, from the poorest part of Depression-era Terre Haute to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
With stunning new footage and an all-star cast, the 90-minute documentary will take viewers:
- On the floor for Leonard's national-title-winning shot for IU;
- On the blizzard-enshrouded plane as Leonard and the Minneapolis Lakers crash-landed in an Iowa cornfield;
- On the road and in the locker room with the best and wildest team in the ABA, the Indiana Pacers;
- Into the booth for Leonard's "Boom Baby" calls that have defined Pacers fervor for the past three decades.
Come along for the ride and learn the inside story of a seminal figure in Indiana history. Premiering in the summer of 2014.
Other collaborations between Ted Green Films and WFYI:
"Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story;" "Naptown to Super City;" "Hoosier Veterans: Faces of War;" and "John Wooden: The Indiana Story."