What Is The Midwest; NYT's Kansas City Correspondent John Eligon

What is the Midwest? In a recent video, comedian Jeff Houghton played a Midwest correspondent out to solve this great mystery. The typical perception? Think Wizard of Oz, and American Gothic ... you know, that old white couple standing in front of a church with a pitchfork, and yellow brick roads.

Really though. What defines the Midwest? What are its borders, and what makes it home? 

Plus, we hear from a legitimate Midwestern correspondent: John Eligon, a New York Times reporter based right here in Kansas City.