Video: Back Home in Indiana

MIDDLETOWN

PBS, Wednesdays beginning March 24, 9 p.m. E.S. T.

Poor Muncie, Ind. A small city in that mythical region called the heartland, it has been probed, inspected and all but dissected for more than half a century, labeled by teams of social scientists as typically American. The husband-and-wife team of Robert and Helen Lynd led off in 1929 with their famous book Middletown: A Study in American Culture, following up eight years later with Middletown in Transition: A Study in Cultural Conflicts. A research team of university scholars is about to release the...

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