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Author: Hedrick Smith; Eugene Marner; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Hedrick Smith Productions.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities, ©1994.
Series: Challenge to America.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows the stakes of the global economic competition for individual Americans and for the nation. Shows how major American companies are faring in their battles with Japanese and German competition. Moves from an up-to-date look at mass production, craft production, and lean production in the auto industry to new races for "voice" computers and laptops. Examines the Japanese drive to challenge America's lead in basic  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith; Eugene Marner; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Hedrick Smith Productions.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
OCLC Number: 30049203
Notes: A co-production of Hedrick Smith Productions, Inc. and WETA, Washington.
Credits: Series creator, Hedrick Smith ; camera, Mark Falstad, Manfred Scheer, Foster Wiley ; music, Charles Strouse ; editor, Riva Freifeld.
Performer(s): Presenter, Hedrick Smith.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Challenge to America.
Responsibility: with Hedrick Smith ; executive producer, Philip Burton ; producers, Eugene Marner, Kathleen McCleery, Steven York.

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Shows the stakes of the global economic competition for individual Americans and for the nation. Shows how major American companies are faring in their battles with Japanese and German competition. Moves from an up-to-date look at mass production, craft production, and lean production in the auto industry to new races for "voice" computers and laptops. Examines the Japanese drive to challenge America's lead in basic research by setting up labs in the U.S. and hiring top American scientists.

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