WGTE Programs

  • Owens Corning: A History -

    "Owens Corning: A History" chronicles a company that has turned adversity into innovation, worldwide success and market leadership. Former Owens Corning CEO William "Bill" Boeschenstein and current CEO Michael Thaman are featured in the program, which begins with the firm's founding in 1938 and the discovery of glass fiber by Owens Corning inventor Games Slayter.

    Discover how the firm's glass fiber materials contributed to military applications during World War II and learn about Owens Corning's role in the post-war housing boom, as well as the development of composite materials for products like the 1954 Chevrolet Corvette.  See how Owens Corning contributed to the development of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and today's monumental wind turbine blades.

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  • Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial 1813-2013 -

    In September of 1813, during the War of 1812, Oliver Hazard Perry of the U.S. Navy and his crew of 557 brave patriots prevailed over the British fleet in the Battle of Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay, Ohio.

    Two hundred years later, a fleet of tall ships came together to celebrate Perry’s victory and the enduring peace between nations.

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  • Timelapse Toledo-

    Through a series of stunning timelapse images, Timelapse Toledo documents the arts, culture and very heartbeat of Toledo as it crackles to life during one amazing summer.

    Free-form, entirely without narration and with the sparest of concepts, viewers can experience the city as they never have before.

  • Views: 167 Timeline: Veteran's Service Commission -

    Join TIMELINE host, Qarie Marshall, to explore the Veteran's Service Commission of Lucas County, as they serve those who have served us so bravely.  Executive Director Lee Armstrong and Deputy Director Jason Brown are guests on the program.

    You may still ask questions by adding your comments in the space below the video player.  WGTE will contact the Lucas County Veteran's Service Commission and get answers to your questions.  In addition, your comments may even appear in a future episode of Timeline.

  • Views: 407 War of 1812 in the Old Northwest -

    In 1812, a very young United States of America had its sights set on expansion to the north and the west. But the British  wanted to keep its former colony tightly contained.  In the balance were the lands of the Northwestern Frontier. 

    England's Canadian provinces wanted a buffer zone between their lands and what they perceived as a hostile United States. The native peoples who called this land their home, wanted it declared a self-governing Indian territory; an independent nation.  The United States wanted to settle the frontier, as they felt they had been promised at the end of the Revolutionary War. 

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  • Views: 717 Apple Corps: The Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest -

    It takes a village to raise a festival.
    Each year the tiny village of Grand Rapids, Ohio, throws opens its streets and hearts to tens of thousands of guests.

    Discover the history of the Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest and get a glimpse behind the scenes as it comes together. This celebration of family, art, history, and of course, Applebutter, mobilizes hundred of volunteers... in a small town of less than a thousand.

  • Views: 258 Into the Fire -

    This Toledo Stories presentation explores the remarkable 50 year history of the Studio Art Glass Movement that began at an innovative workshop held at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962.  "Into the Fire" features glass artists from around the nation celebrating the work of three visionaries who led the original 1962 workshops; ceramics artist Harvey Littleton, chemist Dominick Labino and the Director of the Toledo Museum of Art, Otto Wittmann.

  • Lake Erie Legacy: Restoration & Protection

    This comprehensive video series explores  the natural beauty of Ohio's great lake and also how scientists, industry and communities can help protect and restore Lake Erie, its coastal wetlands and watersheds.  Join us for an unforgettable journey to experience the Lake Erie Legacy.

  • Views: 4 Faith Matters

    This new WGTE series explores contemporary religious issues, beliefs and practices of the great religious traditions of the world.  Discussions include Religion & Violence, Religion & Consumerism, Contemporary Islam & Women.