During his lifetime (1849–1916), James Whitcomb Riley’s poetry was immensely popular. Known as the “Hoosier poet,” the Greenfield, Ind., native authored nearly 1,000 poems, including his famous dialect works “Little Orphant Annie” and “The Raggedy Man.” Over 100 years after his death, Riley is still one of the most recognized literary figures from Indiana. James Whitcomb Riley: Hoosier Poet provides insight into Riley’s life and writing and why his literary influence endures today. The documentary premieres this August on WTIU.
Explore the people, places, and events that make Indiana such a unique place to live and work. From visiting unique travel destinations to profiling the rich artistic communities in Indiana, The Weekly Special aims to connect Hoosiers to the stories that often go unnoticed. Darryl Neher is joined by co-host Erica Sagon.
Watch the show statewide on Indiana's PBS stations. Please check local listings for the station and broadcast dates in your area.
Every Friday afternoon on PBS television stations across Indiana, The Friday Zone offers kids and families an entertaining and educational half-hour of quality television featuring performances, guests, activities, and ideas for fun and exploration.
In addition to content built on Indiana's core curriculum for students age 6-9, The Friday Zone also showcases strong social values and the importance of the individual's role in a community.