Richard Lugar: Reason's Quiet Warrior is an hour-long documentary that chronicles the life and times of Sen. Richard Lugar, retired, who served as one of Indiana's U.S. Senators from 1977 to 2013. Richard Lugar helped transform Indianapolis from 'India-no-place" to a booming metropolitan community and later as a Senator helped make the world a safer place.
Alternately loved and reviled, Eugene Victor Debs was a passionate labor leader, a progressive political figure, and a formidable speaker in a time of great change in the United States. Explore Debs' story, from his early years in Terre Haute, Indiana, to the nationwide Pullman Strike in 1894, to his five runs for President of the United States.
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How did the most famous Hoosier author since James Whitcomb Riley get his start? What about Indianapolis inspired him? Why did he keep coming back to Indianapolis in his books? This new documentary produced by WFYI in partnership with the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, explores Vonnegut's hometown and the people and places that shaped him. Through footage from key city landmarks, archival photos and interviews with Vonneguts contemporaries and fans, we get a feel for how Indianapolis left its mark on the writer and his writing.
Produced by Kevin Finch
Edited by Jim Hall
Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes
Indiana physicians and caregivers traveled to Morocco last fall on a mission to aid the most unfortunate in this beautiful, mysterious and poor country; it's children. It's a touching, emotional and inspirational story of how a handful of our neighbors reached across a vast expanse to touch lives one at a time.
The Making of Dinosphere - In 2004, The Indianapolis Children's Museum opened the Dinosphere, the one of the largest displays of juvenile dinosaur bones in the country. This Across Indiana special offered a behind-the-scenes look at how this 30 million exhibition came to be.
From his dramatic escape out of the Philippines during World War II to abandoning politics for the thrills of sailing solo around the world, Edgar Whitcomb, Indiana’s 43rd governor, is an explorer with an independence that makes him a truly unconventional and unique Hoosier.
In this episode, Judy O'Bannon travels to the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India, to explore the idea of unity and the interrelatedness of all things. Along the way she encounters the music, the color, the culture and philosophy of a people who base their entire existence on this message of one-ness and global connectivity.
his program is made possible through the support of Links Mortgage Corporation.
Tucked away in Eastern Europe between bigger, much more powerful neighbors, Moldova is considered Europe's poorest country.
udy O'Bannon has traveled to this former Soviet Republic eight times over the last nine years, accompanied by businessmen, medical doctors, and curious, caring friends. She has come to love the land...and its people. Her personal involvement has led to the support of 10 foster families. While visiting in their homes, her eyes have been opened to events and issues that have shaped both their world and our own.
Support for this program provided by:
Jerry Henry/Midwest Pipe and Steel (Ft. Wayne, IN), Marcia V. Mayo and the Mayo Charitable Foundation (Washington D.C.), Midwest Alliance for Health Education and The Denver Foundation-Bible Family Fund.
Serbia's story is one of turmoil and uncertainty that seems, at first, far removed from the lives we live here in Indiana. But as Judy O'Bannon discovered when she went to Serbia, the basic needs and desires that shape us, be we Serb or Hoosier, are universal, and we can see ourselves in their experiences. Judy led a delegation from Ambassadors for Children to Serbia, at the invitation of the Crown Prince and Princess of Yugoslavia, who have recently repatriated to their homeland. The hope of the royalty is shared by Serbians: to make a transition from their war-torn past to become a peaceful, prosperous part of mainstream Europe.
This program is made possible with the support of: Michael and Barbara Blickman, John Herbst, Cathy Fanslow, John and Jane O’Connor and Children (Sean, Craig, Rachel, Brendan, Nicholas and Nathan), Dr. George and Peggy Rapp, Dr. Lois Sabo-Skelton, Maria McClain and The Members of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church
Turkey is a country that straddles two continents. Its culture reflects that duality. Judy O'Bannon traveled with a group of Hoosiers at the invitation of the Indianapolis-based Holy Dove Foundation this summer, as a way of building bridges of understanding between our country and the Islamic world of Turkey.
Regarding the program's unusual title, Judy noted that bridges emerged as a memorable image from her journey. A bridge in Bosphorous connects the continents of Asia and Europe – and bridges connect the two sides of Istanbul. A bridge of sorts has been created between Indiana and Turkey as a result of this journey – made possible in very real terms through the Internet. "The world is really shrinking, and we are truly becoming more and more connected," said O'Bannon.
Generous support for this program provided by:
Marcia V. Mayo and the Mayo Charitable Foundation, Washington, D.C., The Owsley Brown Charitable Foundation and The O'Bannon Foundation, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation