Lost in Middle America... And What Happened Next

Lost in Middle America... And What Happened Next
Type TV Special
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Hal Holbrook Narrator Narration 120790 1000001
Scott Craig Director n/a 2 2000001
David Crouse Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Scott Craig Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mary Esselman Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Mary Esselman Writer n/a 120782 4000001
William Arnold Camera n/a 120798 6000001
Joe Winston Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michelle Orzechowski Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Brroks Ruyle Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000003
Laurie Rackas Research research director 458 12000001
J Smith Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Dennis Crow Grip n/a 365 15000001
Melika Bass Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
Shaunese Teamer Publicity publicist(WTTW/Chicago) 120789 29000001
Synopsis
Documentary that explores the ramifications of one town's struggle to cope with an emerging global economy. Lima, Ohio, a town of 45,000 residents in the agriculturally rich northwest part of the state, flourished through the first 100 years after the Civil War. For the better part of the century, Lima was a major transportation, industrial and farming hub for the Midwest and points beyond, and was a key player in the development of America's rail, auto and oil industries. However, the decline of the industrial sector in the 1970s and 1980s displaced thousands of families. Lima's large African-American community felt this hardship most severely and tensions rose as the jobs went away. By the mid 1990s, Lima had lost 14,000 jobs and the prospect of replacing those jobs seemed impossible.