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Naptown to Super City

2012  |  60 min   |   Cast   |  Credits


Richard Lugar

Bill Hudnut

Oscar Robertson

Jim Morris

David Frick

Ted Boehm

Sandy Knapp

George McGinnis

Many more


Director, Writer, Narrator: Ted Green

Producers: Ted Green, Jon Sweeney

Editor: Pete Saetre

Graphics: Pete Saetre

Research: Ted Green, Dawn Mitchell


Produced by WFYI and The Indianapolis Star

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How did a Rust Belt city — a city so dead that pigeons were hunted with shotguns in the middle of downtown — become a metropolis vibrant enough to attract the Super Bowl? Simple. Yet extraordinary. “Naptwon” puts viewers in the front row of history as it happened, showing how Indianapolis leaders gambled on an unprecedented strategy — civic development through sports — and succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.


“Must-viewing for any city using sports for economic development.”


Won regional Emmys for Writing and Research. Also nominated for Best Documentary.

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