'This Week' Transcript: Sen. John McCain

VIDEO: Sen. McCain discusses the latest on the economy and the conflict in Libya.
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AMANPOUR: This week -- jobs. Employment numbers just out look better than they have in two years. But how real is the recovery? How can America keep putting people back to work? We'll have a spirited debate. And I'll be joined by Diane Sawyer. And we ask, how important is it to buy things that are made in America?

In Libya, an uprising erupts into civil war. Colonel Gadhafi told me his people love him.

MOAMMAR GADHAFI: All my people with me. They love me, all.

AMANPOUR: But his forces are now battling a rebel army in the streets. We'll have the latest. And my exclusive interview with Senator John McCain. He's calling for American military intervention.

And we meet the women warriors behind the uprising. Could they be al Qaeda's worst nightmare? "This Week," America and the world starts right now.

Welcome to our viewers here and around the world. These days, Americans have had to think hard about where the United States stands in the world, how the American worker fits into a new and changing global economy, and what stance the United States should take as people fight for basic freedoms around the Middle East.

We turn first to jobs, issue No. 1 for the American people. And this week, finally, some good news to report. For the first time in almost two years, the unemployment rate has dropped below 9 percent. 192,000 jobs were created in February. It's progress, but for many Americans, it's not enough. Amid the frustration, concern that so many manufacturing jobs have gone overseas, which raises a provocative question. If Americans bought more products made in America, would it make a difference? And would giving up all those products made with cheap labor overseas be too expensive?

All week long, my colleagues at World News with Diane Sawyer have been reporting on their effort to answer that question. Here are the highlights from their series, "Made in America."

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Made in America.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Made in America.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Made in America.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Made in America.

OBAMA: We want to create and sell products all over the world that are stamped with three simple words, made in America. That's our goal.

DAVID MUIR: We searched all over the country for one very brave and willing family. Meet the Usrys (ph). Mom, dad, son, daughter, and the dog, Amber. They were like so many other families who told our producers their house must be filled with plenty that is made in America. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I would like to think we buy more American than the typical family.

MUIR: But what would happen when we start to pick things up?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is made in China.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And the cross?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Honduras.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Made in Honduras.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You're covering the world here.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Made in Thailand.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Usually you're looking at what's on the plate, not underneath it, right?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So here's the test.

The table is made in Thailand.

MUIR: And the chairs?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mexico.

MUIR: And we had a fork from?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Saint Pattern's (ph).

MUIR: This one's from Korea.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: China.

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