ARW Behind the Scenes: Episode 2, Hard Times in Middletown


Muncie, Indiana, often thought of as the “typical American city,” has become a rust-belt city grappling with de-industrialization and deepening recession. As they watch the plants close, many middle-class, middle-aged, Middle-American residents are left without choices. Producer Laurie Stern talks about how she finds characters that illuminate the economic crisis, and how the crisis is affecting the the American middle class.