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Filmmaker Tracks Bezos' 'Rise And Reign' And How Amazon Became 'Inescapable'

Director James Jacoby catalogs the reach of the tech giant in his new PBS Frontline documentary, Amazon Empire. "So much power is pooled into the hands of one company and one man," he says.

A clerk pick an item for a customer order at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Amazon Empire director James Jacoby describes the pace of work within the company's warehouses as "incredibly grueling." Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Filmmaker Tracks Bezos' 'Rise And Reign' And How Amazon Became 'Inescapable'

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