HomeAbout Think TankAbout Ben WattenbergPrevious ShowsWhere to WatchSpecials


Watch Videos and Listen to Podcasts at ThinkTankTV.com

  Read the archive
  of Wattenberg's
  syndicated column


  The Western: Americaís Story, Part Two
Scholars are divided over Americanís fascination with the Old West. Some say the Western film is more flawed and less ...

The Western: Americaís Story, Part One
The Great Train Robbery, considered by many historians to be the first Western film, premiered a century ago in 1903. ...

  Fordís Fundamentals, Part one main page
TranscriptsGuestsRelated ProgramsFeedback
Fordís Fundamentals, Part one
Aired 8/17/2006

After nearly a century of making cars, Ford is still one of the most important names in American business. And while much has been written about Fordís automobiles, there has been comparatively little focus on his life. Todayís guest believes that Henry Fordís story and his influence on American culture has not been fully appreciated. Who was Henry Ford? And why is he important today?
  Read the full transcript

  Steven Watts
    Professor of History at the University of Missouri and author of íThe Peopleís Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Centuryí.

Originally Aired: 11/3/2005

Be sure to also check out:
Heaven on Earth

Here are some previous Think Tank programs that may be of interest.
Fordís Fundamentals, Part Two
  aired 8/24/2006
Civil Rights, Then and Now, Part One
  aired 3/30/2006
Reaganís Imagination, Part Two
  aired 2/23/2006

Send us your thoughts

Think Tank is made possible by generous support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Donner Canadian Foundation, the Dodge Jones Foundation, and Pfizer, Inc.

©Copyright Think Tank. All rights reserved.
BJW, Inc.  New River Media 

Web development by Bean Creative.