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Oklahoma Voices: Saving Miss Belvedere / KGOU News Dir. Scott Gurian’s Final Show (Dec 21, 2008)
In 1957, a brand new Plymouth Belvedere was buried in a vault in downtown Tulsa. It was a giant time capsule, to be opened fifty years later on the state’s centennial. But when the vehicle was unearthed last year, all that remained was a rusted hunk of metal. Now it sits in a garage in a small office park in Hackettstown, New Jersey, where Dwight Foster is attempting to perform the car-lover’s equivalent of raising Lazarus from the dead. We pay a visit to Miss Belvedere and speak with Foster about his seemingly impossible task.

Also, after nearly five years at KGOU, News Director Scott Gurian announces he’s leaving the station and moving back east for family reasons. Morning Edition host and incoming News Dir. Kurt Gwartney speaks with Scott about how he arrived at KGOU and some of the stories he’s worked on these past several years.

See a photo slideshow of the Plymouth Belvedere, in the process of being preserved

Read articles, see photos and watch video clips of the Belvedere’s unearthing from the Tulsa World, and read archival coverage of its original burial in 1957

Read other recent media coverage of the Belvedere’s restoration at the website of Dwight Foster’s company, Ultra One

See the documentary that was produced about Miss Belvedere

Listen to musician Cindy Campo’s song, “Miss Belvedere”

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