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Part II: Television Productions, 1986-2009 (continued)
BOX 260-287 "Challenge to America," 1991-1998
In "Challenge to America," the first major documentary from Hedrick Smith Productions, Smith contrasts the American economy with Germany and Japan, highlighting the differences to urge reform among large United States corporations in the face of an increasingly global market. The four-part series sees Smith interviewing the leaders of major companies such as Mitsubishi Jūkōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha, Toyota Jidōsha Kabushiki Kaisha, Daimler-Benz Aktiengesellschaft, Airbus Industrie, Ford Motor Company, Boeing Company, General Motors Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, and Motorola among others. Program one, "Old Ways New Game," looks at how global competition has changed companies and the strategies companies in the automobile and information technology industries adopted. Program two, "The Heart of the Nation," compares the educational systems in the United States, Germany, and Japan and how those systems prepare students entering the work force. Program three, "The Culture of Commerce," looks at the roles of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and their role in shaping the companies, and the limits to their power in other countries as they balance share-holder and labor interests. Program four, "Winning Strategies," details five American success stories that echo the lessons from Germany and Japan. In addition to the four programs, Smith interviewed President Bill Clinton about his administration’s response to the problems raised by the series. Preliminary work and research on a follow-up to "Challenge to America," which eventually became "Surviving the Bottom Line," is also featured in this series. Materials include interview transcripts, production bibles, segment planning material, research, financial material, and other production materials.
Arranged alphabetically by topic or material type.
BOX 260 Awards, 1994-1996
BOX 260 Contacts, 1993
(1 folder)
BOX 261 (1 folder)
DF Contacts, digital file, 1993
Digital ID: mss62065_198_010
BOX 261 Contracts, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
BOX 261 Copyright, 1993-1994
BOX 261 Credits, 1993
BOX 261 Distribution, 1993-1998
(2 folders)
BOX 262 (5 folders)
BOX 262 Edits and superimpositions, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 263 (1 folder)
BOX 263 Educational materials, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 263 Field tape logs, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 263 Finances
BOX 263 Bank reconciliation, 1993
BOX 263 Budget, 1992-1993
(1 folder)
BOX 264 (3 folders)
BOX 264 Cost reports, 1993
BOX 264 Foreign expenditures, 1992
BOX 264 Income, 1992-1993
BOX v Japanese withholding tax, 1992-1993
BOX 264 Office, 1992-1993
BOX 264 Stock footage payments, 1993
BOX 264 Interview transcripts
BOX 264 Clinton, Bill, 1993
DF Digital files, 1993
Digital ID: mss62065_198_012
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Digital ID: mss62065_198_072
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BOX 265 Germany, 1993
(2 folders)
DF Germany, digital files, 1993
Digital ID: mss62065_198_481
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BOX 265 "Heart of the Nation," 1993
BOX 265 Index, 1993
(2 folders)
DF Index, digital files, 1993
Digital ID: mss62065_198_491
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Digital ID: mss62065_198_509
Digital ID: mss62065_198_510
BOX 265 Japan, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 266 (2 folders)
DF Japan, digital files, 1993
Digital ID: mss62065_198_487
Digital ID: mss62065_198_488
Digital ID: mss62065_198_489
Digital ID: mss62065_198_490
BOX 266 Phil Burton cut, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 266 Riva Freifeld cut, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 267 United States, 1993
(6 folders)
DF United States, digital files, 1993
Digital ID: mss62065_198_477
Digital ID: mss62065_198_478
Digital ID: mss62065_198_479
Digital ID: mss62065_198_480
Digital ID: mss62065_198_485
Digital ID: mss62065_198_486
BOX 268 "View from the Top," 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 268 "Winning Strategies," 1993
(3 folders)
BOX 268 Japan trip, 1991-1992
(1 folder)
BOX 269 (2 folders)
BOX 269 Licenses, 1993
BOX 269 Miscellany, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
BOX 269 Notebooks, 1992-1993
(2 folders)
BOX 270 Outreach manual, 1993
BOX 270 Pathways to Success, 1994-1995
DF Pathways to Success, digital files, 1994-1995
Digital ID: mss62065_198_246
BOX 270 Photographs, 1992
BOX 270 Post-production, 1993-1994
BOX 270 Project description, 1993
BOX 270 Publicity
BOX 270 Devillier Communications, 1993-1994
(4 folders)
BOX 271 (2 folders)
BOX 271 Mary Beth Kirchner Productions, 1993
BOX 271 Miscellany, 1993
BOX 271 Newsletters, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 271 Premiere screening, 1993
(2 folders)
BOX 272 (1 folder)
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