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Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier 


Bobby and Nancy Leonard

Larry Bird

Jerry West

Elgin Baylor

Reggie Miller

Senator Richard Lugar

Sam Jones

Mel Daniels

George McGinnis

Bob Netolicky

Many more


Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator: Ted Green

Editor: Pete Saetre

Music: Dr. Tyron Cooper

Graphic Artist: Judi Border

Research: Ted Green, Pete Saetre, Mike McCormick, Lou Malcomb, Bradley Cook


Produced by Ted Green Films and WFYI

Slick Leonard
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Bobby “Slick” Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better personifies its passion; no one better embodies its toughness. “Heart of a Hoosier” celebrates the man as never before, tracing his rise from a shotgun shack in Depression-era Terre Haute to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With stunning, never-before-published footage and imagery, and a cast that includes Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Reggie Miller, Sen. Richard Lugar, Tommy John and dozens more, the documentary lays out in full Leonard’s one-of-a-kind story: a rags-to-riches story that enriched an entire state.


Mark Alesia, The Indianapolis Star

“Funny, emotional, impeccably researched.”


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

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