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Legends of Michiana

The Legends of Michiana documentary series focuses on people and organizations that have been influential to the growth and development of the Michiana area

  • Photo of Documentary Legends of Michiana: Jerry Hammes
    Legends of Michiana: Jerry Hammes

    One of the founding fathers of WNIT, Jerry Hammes has left an indelible mark on the city of South Bend and beyond. Born into a family that personified the American dream, Jerry was a third generation Ford dealer who not only grew the family business, but also enhanced the community through his philanthropic and civic endeavors.

    Airdates: Thursday, July 26, 2018
    Sunday, July 29, 2018
  • Photo of Documentary Legends of Michiana: Rebecca & Michael Kubacki
    Legends of Michiana: Rebecca & Michael Kubacki

    Join WNIT as we give viewers an inside look into the lives of Rebecca & Michael Kubacki, true community leaders who have served Michiana philanthropically, politically and economically.

    Airdates: Thursday, May 31, 2018
    Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Photo of Documentary Legends of Michiana: Satish Shah
    Legends of Michiana: Satish Shah

    WNIT takes an inside look into the life of Satish Shah who was responsible for formulating AquaNet hairspray, starting Accra Pac and spending the next 45 years in Elkhart growing his business and fostering minority-owned businesses.

    Airdates: Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Monday, January 29, 2018
  • Legends of Michiana: Bob Bartels

    In the fall of 1947, Jane and Martin Tarnow opened the first Martin’s Super Market as an 800-square-foot store in the 1500 block of Portage Avenue in South Bend, Indiana. From that small beginning, Martin’s Super Markets has grown to 22 stores located in South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Granger, Nappanee, Plymouth, Logansport, Goshen and Warsaw Indiana, as well as stores in Niles, St. Joseph and Stevensville, Michigan.

    Airdates: September 28, 2017
    Sunday October 8, 2017
  • Legends of Michiana: Judd Leighton

    WNIT Public Television takes viewers inside the life and legacy of Judd Leighton, community leader and philanthropist who sought ways throughout his life to add value to the Michiana area that will leave an impact on our community for generations to come.

    Airdates: June 1, 2017
    Sunday June 25th, 2017
  • Legends of Michiana: Tsung Yeh

    A daring music director, Tsung Yeh's passion for the art form is shared with the musicians and engages and excites the community.

    Airdates: December 22nd, 2016
    December 25th, 2016
  • Legends of Michiana: Dane Miller

    The biography of Dane Miller tells the story of how an engineer, philanthropist, and community leader has reinvented orthopedics, his community and left a lasting impression on those he met.

    Airdates: September 22nd, 2016
    September 25th, 2016
  • Legends of Michiana: Merlin Hanson

    WNIT is proud to present this biographical feature of Merlin, showing how an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and community leader has had a major impact on our community.

    Airdates: September 29th, 2016
    October 2nd, 2016
  • Legends of Michiana: Congregation of Holy Cross

    Sacred Mission-Civic Duty explores the history and impact of the brothers, sisters, and priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross.

    Airdate: September 21st, 2015
  • Legends of Michiana: Art Decio

    Art Decio has repeatedly been recognized for his achievements in business and his commitment to a wide range of causes in Michiana.

    Airdate: May 5th, 2015
  • Ernestine Raclin: Leading The Way

    In this brand-new documentary, WNIT's cameras focus on her story of resourcefulness, courage, undaunted optimism, and belief in herself and her community as only Ernie could deliver.

    Airdate: September 29th, 2013