“World News with Diane Sawyer” Takes “Made in America Summer” to Seattle

By Coordinator

Jul 11, 2011 10:00am

**Updates: Watch Monday’s Report.  Watch Tuesday’s Report.

“World News with Diane Sawyer” is taking its successful “Made in America” series to Seattle. 
ABC News anchor David Muir and Sharyn Alfonsi file reports Monday, July 11 through Wednesday, July 13.  Watch Preview.

This past spring "World News with Diane Sawyer" kicked off a special series, "Made in America," to examine American manufacturing, the economy, and what simple things people can do every day to help power up jobs in this country. In March “World News” had an experiment for the Dallas-based Usry family: Could they identify all the products in their home that are made in America and could they fill their home entirely with products made in the U.S.? In April after thousands of viewers weighed in online, submitting the names of American companies that are contributing to their local economies, “World News” featured several of companies on the broadcast that have taken steps to keep their businesses in the U.S. creating American jobs. 

Some companies after being featured on “World News” have seen an uptick in sales allowing them to hire more workers. Furniture company Vaughan-Bassett says they saw a 1,600 percent increase in inquiries and received more orders in two weeks than they had in 6 months after being included in the series. Another furniture company L.J. Gascho went from 35 to 60 employees because of an uptick in sales.  

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