LEADING THE WAY OUT OF POVERTY
Most people have a stereotypical image in their heads of someone living in poverty – perhaps a homeless person begging for money on the street. WIPB-TV’s new documentary, LEADING THE WAY OUT OF POVERTY, strives to break the myths and stereotypes surrounding those living in poverty and searches for answers on how to eliminate poverty within our community. The 90-minute program airs at 9:30pm on February 9, 2006.
WIPB - A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK AHEAD
WIPB - A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK AHEAD begins with the early efforts of Gretchen Huff and Sunny Spurgeon to bring SESAME STREET to the children of Muncie and east central Indiana. The documentary follows WIPB’s growth through the years, from its original facility in the English Building on Ball State campus, to the Lucius Ball home on Minnetrista Boulevard, to its current home back on the Ball State campus in the Edmund F. Ball building. The documentary features interviews with past and current volunteers and staff and presents the history of TeleSale and Bob Ross’ THE JOY OF PAINTING. Produced by Keith Huffman, WIPB- A LOOK BACK AND A LOOK AHEAD concludes with WIPB’s move into the digital age with the transmission of its digital signal on Oct. 31, 2005, using a new 800-foot tower.
ED BALL'S CENTURY (2000)
Produced by WIPB-TV, this documentary was written by Nancy Carlson and narrated by former ABS new anchor Steve Bell. Ed Ball’s Century explores the many facets of the man who made the family-owned business of fruit jars into the largest manufacturer of home canning jars. The community leader, husband, father, philanthropist, aviator, rancher and SCUBA diver took every challenge he faced. Adding to the story are interviews with family, friends and historians who tell the story of the man who lived nearly 10 decades in the Muncie community.
GENE STRATTON-PORTER: VOICE OF THE LIMBERLOST (1996)
This one-hour, award-winning documentary tells the remarkable life of the author of such novels as A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Laddie and The Harvester. Born in 1863 near Wabash, Ind., Stratton-Porter was a self-taught naturalist, an early pioneer in nature photography, a best-selling author and a woman ahead of her time.