PBS has started airing its four-part series titled "America Revealed
," based upon the BBC’s award-winning Britain From Above.
Episode #4 of America Revealed is titled "Made in the USA," and I served as a consultant for that segment. Here's a preview:
"American manufacturing has undergone a massive revolution over the
past 20 years. Despite all the gloom and doom, America is actually the
number one manufacturing nation on earth. Yul Kwon crosses the nation
looking at traditional and not-so traditional types of manufacturing.
Along the way, he meets the men and women who create the world’s best
and most iconic products, engineers who are reinventing the American
auto industry, steelworkers who brave intense heat to accommodate
radical new ideas about recycling, and engineers who are re-imagining
the microchip. He visits one of the most innovative manufacturers on
earth: a small start-up company that is building personalized robots –
machines that may one day reshape our homes and offices, driving our
revolution further forward.
Yul further explores the emerging notion that manufacturing itself is
changing from a system based on the movement and assembly of raw
materials like steel and plastic to a system in which ideas and
information are the raw materials of a new economy based around
communications and social connections via companies like Facebook and