A Gathering of Heroes is the story of a reunion, of sorts: Several dozen veterans of World War II made a pilgrimage, by bus, from Indianapolis to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The documentary reveals the moving recollections of the vets of their experiences in the war, and the remarkable impact of visit to the memorial on the lives of these men and women.
The roots of medicine go back many hundreds of years in China. While medical systems have adopted modern techniques, the old ways are still observed and studied in some Chinese medical schools. These ancient treatments are finding their way into a number of American medical applications, as well. Travel to Guangzhou, China to see how traditional medical continue to have relevance for practitioners all over the world. Produced in coordination with the Confucius Institute at IUPUI.
Attucks: The School that Opened a City captures both the history and legacy of Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, exploring the racist origins of a school designed to fail, and the inspiring tenacity of teachers and students that ultimately prevailed. Built in the 1920s at a time when the KKK was bigger in Indiana than in any other place in the country, the high school was designed to keep black students oppressed. Through the stories of graduates, relatives of faculty, historians and more, this documentary shows the power of the human spirit to rise above obstacles, and offers a message of hope and inspiration for generations to come. Two hours. Get it on Blu-Ray.
In spring 2012, the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI presented the world premiere of a lost 400-year old play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, "The History of Cardenio." This half-hour documentary highlights the 20-year effort by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, Dr. Gary Taylor, to recreate the play.
Digital_Man/Digital_World tells the story of Ken Olsen, who, in 1957, founded Digital Equipment Corporation with 75,000 of venture capital. It was a time when computers were inaccessible to most businesses and to nearly all individuals. Olsen and Digital changed all of that - making computers smaller, less expensive, and more accessible. His innovative approach to both computers and business revolutionized the industry. Over the next 35 years, Digital grew to 14 billion in annual revenues and globally employed 140,000 employees.
Doing Virtuous Business takes a modern look at ancient virtues once studied by Aristotle and many of the great minds in spiritual history, and then examines how these deeply respected concepts and beliefs are practiced within a modern business environment.
This one-hour program explores how these virtues, when put into practice, can reshape priorities, elevate organizational vision and mission, and strengthen economic and social parameters.
Doing Virtuous Business features inspirational business success stories, and includes unprecedented access to many of the most successful and influential entrepreneurs and chief executives throughout the world.
This program is based upon the best-selling book, Spiritual Enterprise, by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, Chairman and CEO of The Roosevelt Group and Research Professor at Yale University.
Doing Virtuous Business is made possible by grants from the John Templeton Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Ecophilos Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
China is often seen as a land in cultural conflict with itself, as millennia of ancient practices meet head-on with life in the 21st century. Nowhere is this more apparent than the multi-faceted area of medical practice. Today the Indiana University School of Medicine works closely with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China, exchanging knowledge, students, and teachers.
"Festival of Friends" presents four nationally-known artists-singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer, and authors J. Brent Bill, Philip Gulley, and Scott Russell Sanders for a delightful evening of story, song, essay, and humor, inspired by the rich Quaker tradition of finding the wondrous and sacred within the ordinary and everyday. The sold-out performance, part of the 2006 Spirit and Place Festival, received rave reviews. This hour-long program produced by WFYI Television presents highlights from the performance.
First In, Last Out: A History of Fighting Fire in Indianapolis tells the history of Indianapolis Fire Department and gives the public a glimpse inside the life of current firefighters.
The Indianapolis Fire Department was founded from humble beginnings as a small collection of concerned citizens over 150 years ago. Since that time, the profession has evolved. In an era of rapid technological innovation and 21st century threats, the job description of these professionals demands a drastically different set of skills. Despite these changes, traditions hold strong. They continue to live, work, celebrate and mourn as a family.
Retraces a little-known chapter in American sports history: the heritage of the Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, an auto racing circuit for African-American drivers and mechanics, set against a backdrop of racial unrest in America during the 1920s and '30s.