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Ford's Edsel Debuted – and Failed – 50 Years Ago

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Ford's Edsel Debuted – and Failed – 50 Years Ago

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Ford's Edsel Debuted – and Failed – 50 Years Ago

Ford's Edsel Debuted – and Failed – 50 Years Ago

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Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Edsel. Named after Henry Ford's son, the car line was a famous bust, but today's Edsels are prized by collectors.

The car's chief designer, Roy Brown Jr., talks with Alex Chadwick.