Electric Legacy: The Story of General Electric in Fort Wayne will take you on a journey 140+ years in the making.

Connecting local people — past and present — to places, and events in regional and American history, this presentation goes back to the origins of the company in the 1880s before becoming a part of General Electric. It traces its evolution through the product developments of the 20th century, the WWII production boom, through the economic downturn of the 1980s to the the final closure of the Fort Wayne GE Campus in 2015… and the hope created by the Electric Works project.

Going beyond the technology, machinery and innovations brought to life at GE in Fort Wayne, this documentary highlights bonds that were formed among generations of employees, creating a cultural impact that still resonates today.

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ONLINE VIEWING-Now available using PBS Fort Wayne Passport!

Viewing is now available for all PBS Fort Wayne and PBS members through PBS Fort Wayne Passport. Search for “Electric Legacy” online at pbs.org or by using the PBS Video app on your phone or tablet.

You automatically qualify for PBS Fort Wayne Passport by becoming a member beginning with the $5.00/monthly sustaining level or a single annual donation of at least $60.00.


Copies of Electric Legacy can be acquired through our membership department for a donation to PBS Fort Wayne.

The cost: A $5 a month sustaining gift or a $60 single gift – (please specify Blu-Ray or DVD)

Please call the PBS Fort Wayne Pledge Line  at 1-866-969-2721 or donate online by using the button below .

When you click on the button below, type the word “Electric” into the box that reads: Filter Thank-You Gift list by keyword

Then choose — ELECTRIC LEGACY: HISTORY OF GE — from the drop-down menu box.

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Tommy and Holly DeLong; Andrea Panico; Thomas L. Ahr; Virginia Huguenard; Cynthia A. McCormick; Sharon Sarver; Curt and Rebecca Witcher; Mary Ann Feitler; Michael L. Harris; George Haggenjos; Dean Rodenbeck; Rudolph Wuttke; Catherine Black; Juanita Corkwell; Ruth Joan Hoover; Lois O. Perrine; Virginia Pflueger; James Redwanski; John A. Segyde; Forest (Woody) and Susanna  Shelburne; Jerome Skinner; Janice Spitler;  Linda L. Spurrier; Walter R. Wattenbarger; Dawn A. Wiley; Sharon Dougherty Sebastian