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John Wooden makes perhaps his greatest contribution to sports, breaking a color barrier.
As Pacers legend Slick Leonard puts it, "Johnny Wooden is Indiana basketball." This documentary shows why. Through hundreds of photos, archival video and interviews with Leonard, Larry Bird, Steve Alford, Bobby Plump and other Hoosier luminaries, it captures Wooden's formative years in Martinsville, his heroics at Purdue and his little-known years as a pro basketball star. It also shows how narrowly Wooden avoided catastrophe in World War II, and illuminates what Wooden called his greatest accomplishment: how he helped break down a racial barrier while at Indiana State.
*First place in national Associated Press Sports Editors contest
*Regional Emmy (comprising three states) for Research
*Best Documentary of 2010, Indiana Society of Professional Journalists

Producer, writer, narrator: Ted Green
Editor: Sam Riche
Research: Ted Green, Dawn Mitchell, Sam Riche
Produced by The Indianapolis Star
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