Naptown to Super City
2012 | 60 min | Cast | Credits
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
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.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Must-viewing for any city using sports for economic development.”
Won regional Emmys for Writing and Research. Also nominated for Best Documentary.