For Henry Ford

Edited by
Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

Written, Produced, and Directed by
Sarah Colt

Helen Ryan Dobrowski

Original Concept Developed by
Paul Taylor

Associate Producer
Elizabeth Shea

Original Music by
John Kusiak and P. Andrew Willis

Narrated by
Oliver Platt

Production Assistant
Afton Ojuri 

John Baynard

Sound Recordist
John O'Connor 

Assistant Editors
Shady Hartshorne
Lauren McGuiness

Photo Animation
Alisa Placas Frutman
Anna Davis Saraceno 

On-Line Editing
National Boston

On-LIne Editor
Christopher Koons 

Color Correction
Frame:Runner NYC

Don Wyllie 

Supervising Sound Edior & Re-Recording Mixer
Coll Anderson M.P.S.E.

Sound Effects Editor
Matt Snedecor

Dialogue Editor
Wyatt Sprague

Assistant Sound Editor
John Chiarolanzio 

Narration Recording
Jim Briggs III
Joe Mendelson
Gramercy Post

Richard Sebring -- French horn
Diane Heffner -- clarinet
Sato Knudsen -- cello 
Si-Jing Huang -- violin
Ronan Lefkowitz -- violin
Mark Ludwig -- viola

Orchestration and Additional Music
Robert Jaret 

Orchestration and Score Prep
Ray Tarantola 

Archival Research
Elisabeth Hartjens
Brynn Wellman Raupagh
Joy Conley, Media Research Associates, Inc.

Fact Check
Afton Ojuri 

Location Assistants
Jeremiah Devlin-Ruelle
Julia O'Connor 

Johanna Kovitz 

Helen KC Yung

John Ives 

Editorial Consultant
Seth Bomse

Academic Advisors
Douglas Brinkley
Hasia R. Diner
Beverly Gage
Greg Grandin
Daniel Horowitz
Nelson Lichtenstein
John Staudenmaier, SJ
Steven Watts 

Archival Material Courtesy of
AP Archive
Associated Press
George Edward Anderson Photographs, MSS P-1, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University
Brown Brothers
Capital Area District Library
Henry Ford Peace Expedition Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University
Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, FL
Ford Motor Company Industrial Archives
Getty Images
The Henry Ford
Historic Films Archive
ITN Source
ITN Source/Fox Movietone
ITN Source/Reuters
Library of Congress
Minnesota Historical Society
Mount Clemens Public Library
The Museum of the City of New York / Art Resource, NY
MyFootage, LLC
National Archives and Records Administration
National Automotive History Collection, Detroit Public Library
Frederick C. Howe / National Geographic Stock
New York Public Library
O.J. Nori
Ohio Historical Society
Provo Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Museum
Provo Library
Streamline Films, Inc.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Roy D. Chapin Papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Wisconsin Historical Society 

Archival Film Transfer

By Frank Trumbauer and Dave Rose
EMI Robbins Catalog Inc. (ASCAP) 

Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Henry Ford Estate, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
Stonehurst, The Robert Treat Paine Estate, Waltham, MA
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Commander’s Mansion, Watertown, MA 

Fiscal Sponsorship
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc 

Special Thanks
Bob Casey
John Staudenmaier, SJ
Steven Watts
Susan McCabe
Noah Dephoure
Matthew Dobrowski
Chuck Costa
Cathy Carapella


Post Production Supervisor
Vanessa Ezersky

Glenn Fukushima 

Web Producer
Molly Jacobs 

Special Projects Assistant
Casey Davis

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman 

Contracts Manager
Susana Fernandes 

Production Assistant
Lauren Noyes 

Production Secretary
Julianna Newmeyer 

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Scott Kardel

Marketing & Publicity
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Post Production
Spencer Gentry
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Joel Goodman 

Series Manager
Lauren Prestileo 

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau 

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer 
Mark Samels

A Sarah Colt Productions film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. 

American Experience is a production of WGBH, which is solely responsible for its content. 

(c) 2013
WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved.

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The United States has seen its share of industrial titans. Which of them do you think had the greatest impact on our country and our world? Henry Ford? Andrew Carnegie? Rockefeller? Or perhaps you think it is someone else? Share your story.

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