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Before a segment is allowed to air on WNIN, it must pass through a Critical Review phase. During the Critical Review, local historians and a technical team examine the segments for their historical accuracy and their technical merit. Students revise each segment after the Critical Review. Each of the Feel the History segments below, then, have been been moderated by the local history community, and, to the extent of the knowledge available at the time, each piece is historically accurate. If for any reason, a viewer has additional information to share or corrections to suggest, please contact Terry Hughes . For those inside the EVSC, if you would like copies of the segments to use in your classroom, contact Terry Hughes. Many of the videos are also available as podcasts on the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library site.
Documentaries

Buildings and Places
The History of FJ Reitz High School
F. J. Reitz Bowl -- the storied football stadium on Evansville's West Side
Mesker Park -- the Zoo and the surrounding park facility
Greyhound Bus Station -- an art moderne building in transition
Greyhound Bus Station 3D model and animation created by students at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical school
Vanderburgh County Courthouse -- a beautiful "urban pile"
Ellis Park -- horse racing
Burdette Park -- New Deal era park in Evansville
St. Boniface Fire -- the 1902 fire at this West Side landmark
 
 
 

People
Creating a Feel the History Segment
James Bethel Gresham -- the first US soldier killed in WWI.
Leslie Irvin - the "mad dog" serial killer from the 1950's
Edd Roush -- the area's first baseball hero
Edd Roush -- and the Black Sox Scandal
Arlin McRae -- two interstitials about his WWII experiences during the Iwo Jima campaign
James Gruzard - his Civil War Journal, Stones River portion
1961 FJ Reitz High School Football Team -- unbeaten and unscored upon
Living in Evansville during World War II
 
 
 
Events, Organizations, Businesses
The Ice Gorge of 1936 -- the Ohio River frozen over
Republic Aviation - P47 production in Evansville
The West Side Nut Club -- see how it received its name
University of Evansville Plane Crash - 1977 -- created for the the 30th anniversary
Evansville LST Shipyards -- the most productive LST shipyard during WWII
The 1937 Flood -- First Prize winner in the Video and Film category in the Adobe School Innovations Award for 2008
The 1925 Griffin, IN Tornado
Evansville's German Heritage -- Evansville shows its German roots
Servel -- Evansville, Refrigerator Capital of the World
Brewing in Evansville, Indiana
Chrysler in Evansville, Indiana
 
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