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Hosted by Eric Sevareid. ENTERPRISE's pioneering use of the "case study" approach to business documents high level decisions as they are taking place in the executive boardrooms. ENTERPRISE deliberately shows decision making processes as they occur. Business is treated as a human endeavor rather than an economic phenomenon. It goes beyond the statistics and charts to show real people making critical decisions and then bearing the consequences. ENTERPRISE benefits from the expertise of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (as Harvard professors act as advisors to each program.) Ex Prod: Zvi Dor-Ner / Each individual episode has different producer Series release date: 10/1981

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Hosted by Eric Sevareid. This is a docudrama: Douglas Wilson is 44 years old, a vice president of Universal Foods and a serious contender for presidency of the company. When he doesn't get the promotion, the new president fires him. Within seconds, he goes from being a high-powered executive to a man without a job. EP examines the psychological disorientation and shattering effects on self-image that accompany unemployment. FIRED is a subtle, gripping program with keen insights into the process of a job search.

NOTE: Repeated during the third season on February 16, 1984 as program 305.



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Chicago: “Enterprise; Fired,” 12/18/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F4CF1B260DB04E3F9F82F6EF6CA34D75.
MLA: “Enterprise; Fired.” 12/18/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F4CF1B260DB04E3F9F82F6EF6CA34D75>.
APA: Enterprise; Fired. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F4CF1B260DB04E3F9F82F6EF6CA34D75
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