On June 24, 1980 NBC, the television broadcasting company, presented a documentary called “If Japan Can… Why Can’t We.” as part of NBC’s White Paper series. They featured Dr. W. Edwards Deming, an american who went to Japan on 1950 and taught the Japanese his leadership philosophy and all about quality and productivity making them, at that time, the biggest USA world competitor.
On Deming website affirms that “Viewers were astounded to learn that it was this American, Dr. Deming, who went to Japan and began teaching his philosophy to their leadership… When the program aired, the most coveted industrial award in Japan was The Deming Prize. Named in honor of Dr. Deming, the Deming Prize is still awarded, and highly esteemed, today. Near the close of the program, Lloyd Dobyns asks Dr. Deming, “Would the same methods work in the United States…?” Deming’s reply was the catalyst for relentless requests for Deming to help American businesses. Soon the icons of American industry, such as Ford, General Motors, Dow Chemical Company, Xerox and Hughes Aircraft were asking for his help.”
For the past 35 years, this documentary has been unavailable for public viewing, until now. ENJOY IT!
Data: Release date to the public – November 2015.