In 2011, “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” launched a series, Made in America, focusing on American manufacturing and the American economy.
The facts show that our nation is addicted to imports. In 1960, foreign goods made up just 8 percent of Americans’ purchases. Today, nearly 60 percent of everything we buy is made overseas.
The following broadcast story from the “Made in America” series, captures the chronic public concern about the decline of the American brand and the promise that new markets in the Middle East may offer.