America Revealed: Made in the USA

America Revealed: Made in the USA

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 10:00pm

Pictured: A steel mill in Newport News, VA.

Credit: Courtesy of Mark Edward Atkinson for AMERICA REVEALED

Re-evaluate your perceptions of the American manufacturing machine as host Yul Kwon introduces you to the men and women who are changing the system.

America Revealed: Made in the USA airs Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011). American manufacturing has undergone a massive revolution over the past 20 years, becoming — gloomy perceptions to the contrary — the number-one manufacturing nation on Earth. Cross the country with host Yul Kwon to look at traditional and not-so-traditional types of manufacturing. Investigate the emerging notion that manufacturing itself is changing — from a system based on the movement and assembly of raw materials to a system in which ideas and information are the raw materials of a new economy.