Lost in Middle America (and What Happened Next)
Nominated for four Emmys
A co-production with Scott Craig Productions
This is the story of one town's journey to survive the changes of a new economic era. It begins in Midwestern America ... but it's more than that. It's the story of every industrial town struggling to find its way in a new age.
Lost In Middle America (and What Happened Next) is narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Hal Holbrook who, like Crouse and Scott Craig, is an Ohio native.
This PBS documentary tells a story about how one community in Ohio is trying to adapt to the historic economic crosswinds sweeping the world today. Lima is a town of 45,000 residents in the agriculturally rich northwestern part of the state. Lima's journey, through the 20' century, is a microcosm reflecting many of the economic trends that have effected millions and has reshaped this country.
Lost in Middle America is a discovery process where people help tell the story of Lima through their own personal stories. This is a story of every industrial town struggling to find its way in a new age. It's a story of lost pride, enduring hope, and the strength of the human spirit.
Running time: 56 minutes