Now Entering…

Shining a spotlight on our great small towns

WIPB-TV (now Ball State PBS) kicked off a new project in 2016, one that features familiar places and faces.

Called NOW ENTERING…, this program shines the spotlight on the great towns in our viewing area. The first town selected for this ongoing series was Portland.

Since the debut in 2016, we have featured Pendleton, Knightstown, Upland, Alexandria, Winchester, Tipton, Rushville, and Hartford City.


Our next town is…NEW CASTLE!

NOW ENTERING… is a video scrapbook of the people, places and history of towns as seen through the eyes of its residents. Community members will collect video footage and still photos to showcase their unique stories.

These stories will combine to create the NOW ENTERING program, which will be shown live as a pledge program on Ball State PBS in early 2021.

And because Ball State PBS wants to make sure you can tell your story, video cameras will be provided – to be checked out, library-style, at a central location.

Ball State PBS will travel to the selected town to record interviews with storytellers and collect their videos and photos.



Participation Web Form

Community Guide (PDF)


Watch the NOW ENTERING… Training Video.

Get tips on using the Canon Video Cameras (which can be checked out in each town).



Email Sam Clemmons to suggest your town for the NOW ENTERING… series!


Paul Brown, producer/director
(765) 285-1237 and

Sam Clemmons, producer/director
(765) 285-2761 and

Ben Yonker, producer/director
(765) 285-4700 and