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Ultimate Factories: The Assembly Line

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Workers cheer as Ford's 10 millionth car is produced in 1924.

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This one-hour special celebrates the 100th anniversary of Henry Ford's groundbreaking innovation: the moving assembly line. Through archival footage and interviews, Assembly Required recounts the history of the automobile industry and Henry Ford's role in the shift to mass production, which changed the way we thought, worked, shopped and, thus, the way we led our lives. Life suddenly ran at a whole new pace … driving us quickly forward, faster and faster. And it still does.

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