WOSU Documentaries

Beyond the Gridiron: The Life and Times of Woody Hayes

Woody Hayes

A fascinating profile of one of the most gifted and complex coaches of the 20th century. Woody Hayes was one of most gifted and complex coaches of the 20th century.

Luckily, he was also one of the most photographed. Here you’ll find images, letters, media clips which give added insight into Woody’s life away from the football field. The political figure, the military man, and the humanitarian who was also a lightning rod for controversy. Learn more

DVD – $20.00

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Lustron: The House America’s Been Waiting For

Lustron advertisement

The rise and fall of the Lustron Corporation, its innovative founder, Carl Strandlund, and the urban house which made them famous in post-World War II America.

The one-hour documentary, Lustron: The House America’s Been Waiting For, tells the story of Chicago inventor, Carl Strandlund, and his crusade to revolutionize homebuilding by mass-producing steel houses —100 each day — on an assembly line. Learn more

DVD – $19.95

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Birth of Ohio Stadium

Ohio Stadium

Met with initial opposition, the famed Ohio Stadium became one of several preeminent landmarks in Ohio and a nationally recognized symbol of collegiate football. Learn more

DVD/CD/VHS – $50.00

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CD – $16.98

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VHS – 24.95

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Many Happy Returns to Lazarus

Lazarus Downtown Columbus Counters and Workers

Many Happy Returns to Lazarus tells how Simon Lazarus came to Columbus from Prussia and opened a store on High Street in 1851 and shows how the Lazarus building, in the heart of the city, would find a place in the hearts of generations of Central Ohioans.

More than a department store, Lazarus became the place of milestones: first haircut, summer job, first bus ride alone, prom dress, interview suit. It’s even the place where countless men and women met—usually as workers in the store, though occasionally as customers—and became husband and wife.

The documentary, and this accompanying Web site, stands as a video scrapbook of the downtown store and features interviews with dozens of customers and former employees, many of them sharing photos and mementos. Learn more

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Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything

Louis Bromfield

The Man Who Had Everything, the only documentary about Louis Bromfield, chronicles the life of a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, successful Hollywood screenwriter and a true Renaissance man. This celebrated author and screenwriter became one of America’s most famous farmers. The documentary is narrated by film legend and close friend Lauren Bacall. Learn more

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Book: Pleasant Valley by Louis Bromfield – $17.00

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