American Experience

Henry Ford

Season 25 Episode 2 | 1h 52m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

The biography of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, this documentary of Henry Ford offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labor and management.

Aired: 01/29/13

Expired: 12/15/15

Rating: NR

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