Frontline Amazon Empire: The Rise of Jeff Bezos

Frontline Amazon Empire: The Rise of Jeff Bezos

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Photo: Jeff Bezos

Credit: Frontline

Frontline examines Amazon and Jeff Bezos’ ascent to power — and his ability to shape everything from the future of work, to the future of commerce, to the future of technology.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos built a business dynasty that is unprecedented in the history of American capitalism — delivering endless products, entertainment services and technology innovations to customers with just a click of a button. But what is the cost of Amazon’s convenience? Amazon Empire: The Rise of Jeff Bezos premieres Tuesday, February 18 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

From award-winning filmmakers James Jacoby and Anya Bourg the documentary draws on interviews with current top executives, former insiders, as well as regulators and critics, raising critical questions about Bezos and the empire he built. Through these interviews, Jacoby and Bourg’s investigation presents an inside look at who Bezos is, and how he transformed a tiny company run out of a garage into a staple of American consumerism that critics contend is willing to dominate the market at all costs.