Links for Independent Lens S14E1: As Goes Janesville

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October 8, 2012
Chronicling three years in the lives of the residents of Janesville, Wis., following the 2008 closing of a century-old GM plant. For laid-off workers, that means seeking new employment in a decidedly difficult economic environment. Business leaders, meanwhile, seek a pro-business dynamic in hopes of attracting new companies to the region; and the state becomes engulfed in a political firestorm when Gov. Scott Walker champions a bill to end collective bargaining for public employees.
Season Premiere
October 8, 2012
Season Premiere
Chronicling three years in the lives of the residents of Janesville, Wis., following the 2008 closing of a century-old GM plant. For laid-off workers, that means seeking new employment in a decidedly difficult economic environment. Business leaders, meanwhile, seek a pro-business dynamic in hopes of attracting new companies to the region; and the state becomes engulfed in a political firestorm when Gov. Scott Walker champions a bill to end collective bargaining for public employees.