'Made in America's John Ratzenberger to host manufacturing meeting
UPI News Service, 10/15/2007
TV star John Ratzenberger has agreed to moderate a town hall meeting in Iowa on U.S. manufacturing, the Alliance for American Manufacturing said.
The former "Cheers" star is slated to appear at the group's "Keep it Made in America" event in Des Moines and is expected to encourage voters to ask presidential candidates how they will strengthen U.S. manufacturing.
Ratzenberger is the host of a Travel Channel program about U.S. manufacturing, "John Ratzenberger's Made in America."
The Des Moines event is the second of seven national meetings scheduled to spotlight growing voter concern about the challenges facing U.S. workers and manufacturers.
"I'm proud to partner with the Alliance for American Manufacturing on the 'Keep it Made in America' town hall meetings," Ratzenberger said in a statement. "I've traveled all across this country and I've seen firsthand how manufacturing drives our economy. In this presidential election, we have a chance to make the voices of American manufacturing heard in Iowa. We're going to educate and inspire voters to ask candidates the hard questions about manufacturing jobs and how they intend to keep manufacturing 'Made in America.'"