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Part II: Television Productions, 1986-2009 (continued)
BOX 348-359 "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?," 2004
The retail chain Wal-Mart and the role the store plays in the American economy is explored in "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?." The documentary details the rise of Wal-Mart and how its ethos of cheap prices and high-volume sales lead to it becoming the largest retailer in the world. The film details how Wal-Mart’s size allows it to dictate manufacturing in the United States and China. The demands Wal-Mart places on American companies in lowering prices often leads to those companies looking overseas to China to exploit cheaper labor for lower production costs. Materials include interview transcripts, production bibles, research, correspondence, and notes.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 348 Concept, 2004
BOX 348 Contacts, 2004
BOX 348 Correspondence, 2004
BOX 348 Frontline
BOX 348 Budget, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 348 Contract, 2004
BOX 348 Write-ups, 2004
BOX 348 Interview notes
BOX 348 China, 2004
BOX 348 Experts, 2004
BOX 349 Job loss, 2004
BOX 349 Labor critics, 2004
BOX 349 Lobbying, 2004
BOX 349 Suppliers, 2004
BOX 349 Wal-Mart staff, 2004
BOX 349 Interview transcripts
BOX 349 Arkansas and Washington, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 349 California, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 350 China, 2004
BOX 350 Experts, 2004
BOX 350 Ohio and Tennessee, 2004
(3 folders)
BOX 350 Wal-Mart, 2004
BOX 350 Legal, 2004
BOX 350 Marketplace scripts, 2004
BOX 351 Miscellany, 2004
BOX 351 Notes, 2004
BOX 351 Production bibles
BOX 351 Book one, 2004
(4 folders)
BOX 351 Book two, 2004
(1 folder)
BOX 352 (3 folders)
BOX 352 Book three, 2004
(3 folders)
BOX 353 Book four, 2004
(3 folders)
BOX 353 Publicity
BOX 353 General, 2004
BOX 353 Interviews, 2004
BOX 353 Press clippings, 2004
BOX 353 Postcards, 2004
BOX 353 Reviews, 2004
BOX 353 Ratings, 2004
BOX 353 Research
BOX 353 California, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 354 Global sourcing, 2004
BOX 354 Job loss, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 354 Levi Strauss, 2004
BOX 354 Lobbying, 2004
BOX 354 Ohio, 2004
BOX 354 Pillowtex, 2004
BOX 354 Royal Appliances, 2004
BOX 354 Rubbermaid, 2004
BOX 354 Script, 2004
BOX 354 Suppliers, 2004
BOX 355 Trade, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 355 Wages, 2004
BOX 355 Web page, 2004
BOX 355 Wisconsin, 2004
BOX 355 Shoot books
BOX 355 Arkansas, 2004
(3 folders)
BOX 356 China, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 356 Shoot preparation, 2004
(4 folder)
BOX 357 (1 folder)
BOX 357 Staffing, 2004
BOX 357 Stock footage, 2004-2005
BOX 357 Transcript pulls
BOX 357 People, 2004
(4 folders)
BOX 358 (2 folders)
BOX 358 Topic, 2004
(4 folders)
BOX 359 (6 folders)
BOX 359 Translators, 2004
BOX 359 Viewer responses, 2004
BOX 360-375 "Juggling Work and Family," 1996-2002
"Juggling Work and Family" examines the impact of working people’s struggle to reconcile workplace expectations with family needs and chronicles progressive efforts by corporations and labor unions to alleviate the pressure for working couples and single parents. Material concerning subject scouting trips and shoot logistics in several different states form a large part of this subseries and documents the many locations, workplace initiatives, and companies the production company explored as potential subjects for this film. Employers and unions featured in this documentary and well-represented in the records include Hewlett-Packard Company, Baxter International, Marriott International, New York City’s Local 1199 Service Employees International Union, and several Boston, Massachusetts based law firms, Goodwin Procter, chief among them. Notes and scouting reports for Johnson and Johnson are also included in this subseries. Several files reflect publicity efforts Smith used for this film and include information on screening events and a partnership with the public relations firm, Goodman Media International. The evolution of this film’s concept and the various segments’ focus is particularly well documented in a file containing feedback from the film’s first rough-cut and files containing segment write-ups.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 360 Awards, 2002
BOX 360 Concepts and work plans, 2000-2001
(2 folders)
BOX 360 Contacts, 2000-2001
BOX 360 Credits, 2001
DF Digital files, 2001
Digital ID: mss62065_198_160
BOX 360 Legal, 2001
BOX 360 Music, 2001
BOX 360 Outreach, 2001
(2 folders)
BOX 360 Photographs, 2001
BOX 360 Post production, 2001
BOX 361 Production bibles
BOX 361 Baxter International, Chicago, Ill., 2001
(3 folders)
DF Baxter International, Chicago, Ill., digital files, 2001
Digital ID: mss62065_198_556
BOX 361 Boston, Mass., lawyers, 2001
(3 folders)
BOX 362 (1 folder)
DF Boston, Mass., lawyers, digital files, 2001
Digital ID: mss62065_198_555
BOX 362 Hewlett-Packard Co., Sacramento, Calif., 2001
(5 folders)
DF Hewlett-Packard Co., Sacramento, Calif., digital files, 2001
Digital ID: mss62065_198_553
Digital ID: mss62065_198_554
BOX 363 Marriott International, 2001
(3 folders)
DF Marriott International, digital files, 2001
DIGTAL ID: mss62065_198_552
BOX 363 Miscellany, 2001
(3 folders)
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