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Is Wal-Mart Good for America? / Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorPublic Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2005.
Description1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Frontline
Contents Team Wal-Mart (4:19) -- Wal-Mart: One-Stop Shopping (2:04) -- Wal-Mart: Efficiency Machine (2:14) -- Retail Power (3:12) -- Rubbermaid vs. Wal-Mart (4:52) -- Fall of Rubbermaid (2:23) -- Opening Price Point (2:49) -- Low End Retail Market (2:00) -- Wal-Mart's Trouble (2:01) -- Asian Production Facilities (2:37) -- China's New Industrial Life (2:36) -- Wal-Mart in China (1:31) -- Chinese Suppliers Learn from Wal-Mart (2:47) -- Wal-Mart and China: Joint Venture (1:51) -- America's Trade Deficit with China (2:57) -- China's Boom and America's Bust (3:27) -- Demise of Commercial Competition (2:32) -- Free Trade or Rigged System? (1:52) -- Lost Job Opportunities (2:01) -- Wal-Mart: Its Own Brand of Capitalism (2:05) -- Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (1:49) -- Credits & Sponsors: Is Wal-Mart Good for America? (1:48)
Abstract This episode of Frontline offers two starkly contrasting images: one of empty storefronts in Circleville, Ohio; 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 5 billion in annual imports that help the company deliver everyday low prices. Correspondent Hedrick Smith examines the growing controversy over the Wal-Mart way of doing business and asks whether a single retail giant has changed the American economy. While some say Walmart's low prices are good for Americans, others don't believe price cuts are worth job losses.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest age level Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2005.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Other title Frontline (Television program)
Publisher number44122 Films Media Group

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