FRONTLINE

Is Wal-Mart Good for America?

Season 23 Episode 4 | 55m 9s

A look at two contrasting images: one of empty Ohio storefronts, where local TV manufacturing plants have closed down; the other of a sea of high rises in the China boomtown of Shenzhen. The connection? Wal-Mart. Some credit Wal-Mart’s focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, but others say it drives production of American consumer goods overseas, resulting in problems here at home.

Aired: 11/16/04

Rating: NR

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