Our Town: Bedford (2006)
Approx. 50 minutes
Bedford residents tell the story of what makes their Lawrence County town unique.
WTIU asked the people of Bedford, Indiana what was special about their community. They responded by identifying the places, people, organizations, events, industries and history they thought important. The result is OUR TOWN: BEDFORD, a video portrait of the self-proclaimed Limestone Capitol of the World.
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.
OUR TOWN: BEDFORD was produced in association with Indiana University’s Department of Telecommunications by student producers Ole Brereton, Andrew Lee, Mark Pallman and Aaron Waltke under the supervision of John Winninger and Executive Producer Eugene Brancolini.
Production support was provided by the Hoosier Hills Credit Union, Elliott Stone Company, Inc., Dunn Memorial Hospital, and the Times-Mail Newspaper.
Our Town: Bedford