Our Town

Our Town

Bedford
WTIU
Distribution: World
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Format: DVD video
ISBN: 978-0-253-03073-3
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You cannot examine Bedford without considering the limestone industry, its historical and aesthetic impact on the community and its vital role in the area’s economic development. The program explores the historical roots of the industry and the techniques used to shape this beautiful stone. It showcases the buildings, monuments and artifacts in town and throughout the United States produced by Bedford workers and artisans.

However, Bedford offers much more than limestone. The program provides insider looks at the town’s two major automotive manufacturers, Visteon and General Motors Powertrain. It explores the Lawrence County Museum of History, visits the town’s chief recreational facility, Otis Park, looks behind the scenes at the Bedford Little Theatre and introduces a few of Bedford’s celebrities, including its two “home grown” astronauts. No look at Bedford would be complete without a visit to its renowned annual Christmas parade and festival of lights, the program’s final segment.

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WTIU Public Television is licensed through Indiana University and is a member station of PBS.

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