American Experience: Walt Disney


I don’t watch many documentaries on PBS, but when I do, they’re great. Last year I wrote a few posts about the David Geffen documentary. It’s still one of my favorites of all time. Just recently PBS aired this very long, but very telling story of Walt Disney.

Walt Disney has always been known as a great American entrepreneur. You’ll routinely see the cliff notes of his entrepreneurial story in various motivational posters. But this nearly 4 hour documentary goes above and beyond.

I had to break it up into three different viewings, but it was worth it. Walt Disney has a great story. It almost felt Steve Jobs-like.

This embedded video says it’s going to expire in a few days. So you might not get a chance to see it for free online. But you can buy it on iTunes. I definitely recommend it.