Sunday, October 13, 2013

Henry Ford

Henry Ford, a poor farm boy from rural Michigan, would open up the world for millions of people with his invention of the Model-T and development of the assembly line, becoming one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of the United States. Behind closed doors, and occasionally in public, he demonstrated an uncompromising, bitter, and even lonely persona, and found often himself embroiled in arguments and controversies, sometimes even within his own behemoth auto company. Henry Ford, an installment in PBS' American Experience series, is a fascinating and ultimately sad portrait of the legendary industrialist, which draws an all-encompassing portrait of Ford's public and private life.