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New Brown County Documentary Film

Explore the art, history, and culture that developed out of the rugged and beautiful landscape of Brown County, Indiana in the newest WTIU production premiering March 3, 2013.

WTIU, the PBS station serving west and south central Indiana, announces the premiere of Spirit of Brown County, a video documentary that takes you on a journey through the history of Brown County. The television premiere will take place on Sunday, March 3 at 8pm. Additional airings include Thursday, March 7 at 9pm; Sunday, March 10 at 3:30pm; Tuesday, March 12 at 1pm; and Saturday, March 16 at 10:30am. Viewers in Nashville can watch WTIU Satellite on channel 30 or on New Wave Communication channel 101. Additionally, the complete program will be available online at from March 4-31.

“Brown County is rich in soul and spirit, character and beauty.” Says writer/producer Jim Krause. “Working on this documentary was an extremely rewarding experience. It was an honor getting to meet so many wonderful people and learn more about the region and its history.”

Musicians, artists, tourists and scholars – Brown County hosts an eclectic cast of characters. What brings them together is a love and appreciation of the land, offering an endless pallet of light and color. Spirit of Brown County will include a brief history of the county. Witness the rise of tourism that helped create Indiana’s largest state park. Sample the abundance of present day arts & crafts including the visual arts; performing arts; and music. Travel with Brown County Sheriff’s deputy, Chad Williams; visit the Whispering Pines Alpacas; prospect for gold in Gatesville, plus much more.

“This is a place where the natural world is cared for, it’s respected” writes Julia Pearson, Director of the Pioneer Village Museum and History Center. According to Sheriff’s deputy, Chad Williams, “Brown County is the best place to be.”

Beauty is in the hills and heart of Brown County. The beautiful landscape continues to provide future generations of artists with inspiration – and serves to replenish the souls and the spirits of the folks lucky enough to call Brown County home.

Viewers can learn more about Spirit of Brown County or see a trailer online at