Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 32

Assembly Line

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 19, 2000 on The History Channel
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Assembly Line
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Its efficiency has produced billions of products, from toys to Boeing 747s, cheaply and quickly. Follow the evolution of the assembly line, including its sometimes troubled relationship with the human beings who make it work. We'll see how Americans eventually overcame prejudices toward blacks and women in the factories during World War II. And we'll follow a family of four generations of Detroit auto assembly workers as they tell us how they dealt with the relentless pace of production. During the 1930s, assembly lines' frantic pace led to widespread labor unrest; and in the 1970s, it was a symptom of a greater concern for quantity than quality.moreless
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      • Narrator: A revolutionary symbol of industrial superiority, a production technique that transformed nations and transfixed the world. Now the unrelenting pace and prolific production of Assembly Lines, on Modern Marvels

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      • Commentators:

        Bob Casey, Curator, Henry Ford Museum

        Stephen Meyer
        Professor of History, University of Wisconsin

        David Hounshell
        Professor of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University

        Steve Babson
        Labor Specialist, Wayne State University

        Herbert Ford
        Son of Roosevelt Ford

        Carl Ford
        Son of Roosevelt Ford

        Kevin Ford
        Third Generation

        D'Juan Ford
        Fourth Generation

        Kevin Ford Jr.
        Fourth Generation

        Rose H. Ford
        Second Generation

        Alvin Ford
        Second Generation

        John Shook
        Lean Enterprise Institute

        Maria Ford-Conliffe
        Third Generation

        Jay Richardson
        Manager, Ford Motor Company

        Al Ver
        VP, Advanced Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company

        Jim Jordan
        President, NGM Knowledge Systems

        Dave Sly
        VP, Factory Production, Engineering Animation Inc.

        Tim O'Brien
        Director, Ford Environmental Quality

      • This episode originally aired in "Men at Work Week" on the History Channel.

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