Eight unwitting candidates are assessed on their suitability for a
life-changing job while under the impression they are filming a
documentary about their workplaces. Over the course of a week, each of
them is tested to the limit by a team of actors intent on causing chaos,
while their prospective boss secretly watches everything and judges
their ability to handle the pressure.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Secret Interview - Colonel Sanders - Netflix
Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)
was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken
restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (now known as KFC) and later
acting as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image
are still symbols of the company. The title 'colonel' was honorary – a
Kentucky colonel – not the military rank. Sanders held a number of jobs
in his early life, such as steam engine stoker, insurance salesman and
filling station operator. He began selling fried chicken from his
roadside restaurant in North Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great
Depression. During that time Sanders developed his “secret recipe” and
his patented method of cooking chicken in a pressure fryer. Sanders
recognized the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the
first KFC franchise opened in Utah in 1952. When his original restaurant
closed, he devoted himself full-time to franchising his fried chicken
throughout the country. The company's rapid expansion across the United
States and overseas became overwhelming for Sanders. In 1964, then 73
years old, he sold the company to a group of investors led by John Y.
Brown, Jr. and Jack C. Massey for $2 million ($15.8 million today).
However, he retained control of operations in Canada, and he became a
salaried brand ambassador for Kentucky Fried Chicken. In his later
years, he became highly critical of the food served by KFC restaurants,
as he believed they had cut costs and allowed quality to deteriorate.
Secret Interview - Death - Netflix
Sanders was diagnosed with acute leukemia in June 1980. He died at
Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky of pneumonia on December 16,
1980 at the age of 90. Sanders had remained active until the month
before his death, appearing in his white suit to crowds. His body lay in
state in the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort after a
funeral service at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Chapel,
which was attended by more than 1,000 people. Sanders was buried in his
characteristic white suit and black western string tie in Cave Hill
Cemetery in Louisville.
Secret Interview - References - Netflix