A very good episode of DatelineNBC exploring how one town (Millen, GA) serves as a microcosm for what has happened across the country, not just in the past 3-4 years but slowly over the past 15+.  As the factories go, the knock off effects are difficult - and in smaller towns devastating.  No amount of tax breaks or goverment giveaways will make up for the lost demand from the millions whose jobs are forever gone.

The episode is broken into 6 portions

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6