As Ohio Goes...
Encore broadcasts on Sunday, October 30, at 3pm on CET and Sunday, November 6, at 4pm on CET
Since 1896, the Buckeye state has picked the commander-in-chief 28 out of 30 times – a frequency unmatched by any other state in the union. But what has made Ohio the bellwether state in so many presidential elections? And how might the state’s changes impact Ohio’s future as a presidential predictor?
The answers lie somewhere in the state’s invisible geographic borders known to scholars and strategists as The Five Ohios, a phenomenon that says Ohio – and its parts – is a political microcosm of the nation as a whole. With commentary from some of Ohio’s top political science minds, along with the voices of many Ohioans, As Ohio Goes... travels the state to examine the Five Ohios and to explore how the changes in Ohio’s population and political climate could affect its clout in future presidential elections.
As Ohio Goes... also captures voices from each of the Five Ohios and features snippets of historical importance to our state, with the intent of revealing how the past paints the present, and explaining Ohio’s history as a bellwether, swing state. After all, As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.
As Ohio Goes... was produced by Public Media Connect and distributed to public television stations statewide.