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Special Programming

The staff at WNIT is dedicated to exploring issues important to our families, our community, and Michiana as a whole.

Documentaries and other productions

  • Banner for 2020 Elkhart Business Gala
    5th Annual Business Legacy Hall of Fame Induction Gala

    Since its inception, Elkhart County has been known for its entrepreneurs, innovation and business leadership and building on this, Junior Achievement & Lemonade Day serving Elkhart County is excited to announce the 5th Annual Business Legacy Hall of Fame Induction Gala.

  • Photo of Black Lives Matter Program
    Black Lives Matter: How Did We Get Here?

    In this conversation we strive to focus less on the current protests taking place and rather try to make sense of the things that led the black lives matter movement to this tipping point. Through this program special we hope our viewers will gain a bigger-picture view of this particular movement.


    • June 5th @ 7:00pm (34.1)
    • June 5th @ 11:00pm (34.2)
    • June 6th @ 7:00pm (34.2)
    • June 7th @ 1:00pm (34.1)
    • June 7th @ 3:00pm (34.2)

    Photo of Black Lives Matter Program

    Black Lives Matter: Mental Health

    On this program-special we strive to have an open conversation about Black trauma (and mental health in general) in hopes of our viewers will feel equipped to take steps towards bettering their health.


    • June 26th @ 7:00pm (34.1)
    • June 28th @ 2:00pm (34.1)
    • June 29th @ 5:00pm (34.2)
  • Photo of Mental Health And Wellness (All Parts)
    Mental Health And Wellness (All Parts)

    Host Gary Sieber, along with a panel of medical professionals and therapists, will discuss the here, now and future of Mental Health and Wellness with the COVID-19 outbreak.


    • April 24th @ 7:30pm and April 27th @ 5:00pm (Part 1)
    • May 1st @ 7:30pm, May 4th 5:00pm (Part 2)
    • May 8th @ 7:30pm, May 11th 5:00pm (Part 3)
    • May 15th @ 7:30pm, May 18th 5:00pm (Part 4)
  • Photo of Coronavirus (COVID-19) What You Need To Know
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) What You Need To Know

    Join us as we talk with a panel of health experts on a special local production, Coronavirus: What You Need to Know, Friday night at 7, only on WNIT

    Airdates: March 13th @ 7pm
  • Photo of Studebaker Fountain: A Gift Of Water And Light
    Studebaker Fountain: A Gift Of Water And Light

    In 1906, J.M. Studebaker gifted the city of South Bend a fountain which stood for 40 years before it was scrapped in the 1940s. The fountain resurfaced when a family donated a portion of it to the local history museum. This program explores the history of the fountain, its curious journey, and the remaking of the gift that symbolizes innovation and potential.

    Airdates: Thursday, December 26th, 8pm, Monday, December 30th, 10pm, January 13th, 12am (midnight of the 12th)
  • Photo of Elkhart Aquatic Center
    Elkhart Health & Aquatics

    Seen as the replacement for the old YMCA, the new center in the heart of Elkhart’s River District is not only a place to swim, but a fitness, rehabilitation, and community center as well as northern Indiana’s newest destination for competitions and community venues.

    Airdates: Thursday, July 18th @ 8:00 PM, Monday, July 22nd @ 7:30pm
  • Notre Dame: Campus Crossroads

    Take an inside tour of the University of Notre Dame's biggest campus undertaking in history.

    Airdates: September 8th, 2017 @ 8pm, September 14th 2017 @ 8pm, September 23 , 2017 @ 4pm
  • backstory / Defying The Nazis

    A group of community members get together to talk about how the show "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War" spoke to them through the example of a couple that went to Europe leading into World War II to help any way they could.

    Airdate: September 20th, 2016
  • As the Waters Flow

    As the Waters Flow is a one hour documentary that explores the rivers, lakes and streams that make up the Tippecanoe Watershed.

    Airdate: September 8th, 2016
  • 10 Parks That Changed America

    A lively exploration of architecture, design and urban planning, the series reveals how our homes, towns and parks reflect our history, values, ingenuity and hopes.

    Airdate: April 12th, 2016
  • 1916: The Irish Rebellion

    Narrated by Liam Neeson, this landmark three-part series tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire.

    Airdate: April 7th - April 21, 2016
  • FCC Spectrum Auction: What it Means to Michiana

    What is the upcoming FCC spectrum auction and what impact will it have on television broadcasters?

    Airdate: January 7th, 2016
  • Notre Dame Glee Club Centennial Concert

    Performanced at the Morris Performing Arts Center

    Airdate: October 2nd, 2015
  • SB150 Festivities/Bridge Lighting

    The South Bend 150 festivities kick off with an opening ceremony, WNIT covers the event and river lights.

    Airdate: May 22nd, 2015