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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Indy in the 50's

Indianapolis, IN (June 20, 2018) — World War II didn't just slow Indianapolis down, it practically brought it to a halt. The images of an overgrown Indianapolis Speedway is startling. But when the war ended, Indianapolis and its people emerged ready to make a better life for themselves and their neighbors.


As the GIs returned home, they bought shiny new cars, drove out to the suburbs, purchased their dream homes and began filling them with babies. Relive Indy in the '50s as you stroll through the decade with WISH-TV news anchor and Indianapolis native Mark Ahern. Reminisce about what was in fashion, on film and what people did for fun.

See hundreds of historical photos and never before seen footage, and hear unique perspectives from local celebrities like basketball legend Oscar Robertson in this film, previously enjoyed on public television.

Get ready to go back to a simpler time of hula hoops, black-and-white television, jazz and drive-ins in Indy in the '50s.



Indy in the ’50s, hosted by WISH-TV news anchor and Indianapolis native Mike Ahern, takes an entertaining stroll through the decade to look at what was popular in fashion, movies, meeting places and leisure activities.

Running Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes,  33 seconds

SOURCE: WFYI | Aired: 12/03/98 | Rating: NR