Join the Mud Hens for a look at their humble beginnings to today. This one-hour long documentary chronicles the history of the Toledo team. Archival footage, photographs and interviews help tell the story of the Mud Hens, including a special appearance by Toledo native Jamie Farr.
Founded in 1878, the history of the Toledo Bar Association is truly the history of Toledo. From the early days of circuit judges, traveling through the Great Black Swamp, through the 20th century and into the 21st, you'll get a new awareness of how the Bench and Bar in our community have contributed to improve the lives of residents living in our region.
One of the greatest improvisers in jazz history, Art Tatum also set the standard for technical dexterity with his classic 1933 recording of "Tea for Two." Nearly blind, Tatum's artistic vision and ability made him an icon of jazz piano; a musician whose impact will be felt for generations to come. The Toledo native was mostly self-taught, but did receive some formal piano training at the Toledo School of Music.
Mike Gittinger was a newsreel cameraman, supplying the big film studios and grand movie palaces with exciting stories from Toledo, Ohio. Unlike today's newsmen, however, he not only covered the news - he often created the news! Stringer is Gittinger's reflections and his film footage as he recounts highlights of his career during the early days of newsreels from 1928-1949. This program was broadcast on Public Television nationwide.
A complete life story of Millie Benson, this video contains a rare interview with the late Millie Benson who is the writer primarily of the Nancy Drew Mysteries. Learn about Benson's exciting life from her midwestern childhood to big city success. Experts on American literature and those who knew her well tell the story.
In 1903, Michael J. Owens patented the glass bottle making machine, and the world has never been the same since. See how the growth of O-I mirrors the path of American packaging and consumerism, as well as our new-found respect for recycling containers of glass and plastic to "Keep America Beautiful."
See why the Oak Openings Preserve is truly unique and worthy of preservation. From its' history as a glacial lake shore, to the challenges that commercial and residential development pose in today's world: the Oak Openings Region is one of the world's last remaining unique environments.
Oak Openings Fact Sheet
The development and preservation of Northwest Ohio's eight park system is detailed. Relive the history of the parks' creation and find out what each park offers in the way of beauty and recreation. Side Cut, Farnsworth/Bend View, Providence, Oak Openings, Swan Creek, Wildwood, Pearson and Secor Metroparks are profiled.
Inhale, once again, the aromas of the first floor food displays. Thread your way through the crowds to see "the giant" and find a seat in the Seaway Cafeteria for Art Barrie's "Summit Conference" radio broadcast. See where the sidewalks bustle with shoppers making plans to meet at Tiedtke's.
Explores Lake Erie's impact on the history, economy, agriculture, recreation and industry of communities in Ohio. Using archival film, photographs, and high definition footage, WGTE illustrates how this invaluable natural resource influences virtually every aspect of the lives of those living near the lake. The program examines the geology of how the lake was created, the Native American presence, the settlement of the state, the recreation the lake provides, and the impact of industry, agriculture and human interaction on the lake itself.
This program is supported, in part, by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.Read more
Developed for the battlefield during World War II, the Jeep was called the wartime "limousine of Presidents and Privates" and was the vehicle of choice for transport and attack. This remarkable documentary, produced by WGTE Public Media, vividly recalls how the small and mighty Jeep carried men and supplies, acted as a power source for heat and light, served as an emergency ambulance and even acted as an altar for chaplains on the battlefield.
Follow the surprising story of the Jeep's original design, the result of hard lessons learned from the First World War. See the assembly lines at the Jeep's home in Toledo, Ohio, and hear the compelling eyewitness accounts from soldiers, Jeep plant auto workers and female test-drivers as they tell the true story of the vehicle that helped win the war.
The fascinating story of Toledo's growth and development from a swampy, unsettled wilderness to a major/industrial center. Included is colorful background on the Toledo-Michigan War, and the merger of Toledo's parent communities - Port Lawrence and Vistula - and told by local historians.