Saturday, March 5, 2011

Diane Sawyer Loves Junk and Howe

Indirectly, she shows it.

Diane Sawyer and ABC News did an interesting segment all last week, "Made in America", which talked about the fact that just about everything we own in our homes is made outside the United States. They picked a family, showed them that all their household items were made elsewhere, and then replaced just about everything they owned with American-made products. They talked about the cost, and also U.S. jobs, which was the underlying point of it all. According to ABC News, if we as a population spent only $64 a year on American-made products, that would create 200,000 jobs. Next week, they're talking about clothes.

Unfortunately, they weren't looking for vintage items for either, otherwise Junk and Howe would have been on television. Anyway, here are the 5-minute segments - thought some might find them interesting.

By the way, the junkin' gods were with Junk and Howe on Friday - we have some very cool items coming to the store soon. Photos coming when the clouds disperse.

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  1. pure insanity! something for me to definitely think about. $64 is all we need to do to create 200,000 jobs. where is the movement to educate americans? i will try my hardest to make sure i'm buying american!

  2. It's not easy to do - even trying to find vintage items made in the USA is somewhat difficult! I think everyday items are harder to find than big items, like furniture or cars.

    There is a small movement, but I do hope it grows in the next couple years - this country could use it.