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Title Is Wal-Mart good for America? / senior producer, Hedrick Smith ; written by Hedrick Smith & Rick Young ; produced and directed by Rick Young ; WGBH.

Published [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store DVD  381.149 ISWA MJ28  region 1    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (60 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Frontline (Television program)
Credits Editor, Carol Slatkin ; camera, David Smith, Mitchell Farkas ; music, Eric Kaye.
Performers Correspondent: Hedrick Smith.
Notes Originally broadcast on Nov. 16, 2004 as a segment of: Frontline. Subsequently broadcast on SBS-TV in Australia as a feature on Cutting Edge, 2005.
Summary "FRONTLINE offers two starkly contrasting images: one of Circleville, Ohio, where the local TV manufacturing plant has closed down; the other -- a sea of high rises in the South China boomtown of Shenzhen. The connection between American job losses and soaring Chinese exports? Wal-Mart. For Wal-Mart, China has become the cheapest, most reliable production platform in the world, the source of up to $25 billion in annual imports that help the company deliver everyday low prices to 100 million customers a week. But while some economists credit Wal-Mart's single-minded focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living here at home.." -- PBS.
Audience For classes in Social Studies, American Government, Current Events and Economics; Grade level 9th-12th.
Other formats There is a Web site related to the program with teacher and student resources.
System notes DVD, region 1.
Language notes Closed-captioned.
Other author Young, Rick.
Smith, Hedrick.
PBS Video.
WGBH Educational Foundation.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
Subject Wal-Mart (Firm)
Discount houses (Retail trade) -- United States.
Discount houses (Retail trade) -- Social aspects -- United States.
Industries -- Social aspects -- United States.
Television programs.
Variant Title Is Wal-Mart good for America?
Is Walmart good for America?