ABC's World News Shows Up at Local Family's House, Then Drives Away With All Their Stuff

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ABC's David Muir, left, and Sharyn Alfonsi, right, with the Usrys of Snow White Drive
Spoiler alert: Last night, Disney Street-ers Jon and Anna Usry and their two kids opened the doors of their house to World News with Diane Sawyer's David Muir, who promptly backed up the moving truck and emptied their house of everything not made in America.

That, after all, is the title of Sawyer's weeklong series, which "will take a closer look at American manufacturing and the impact it has on the economy." The look-see kicked off last night with a peek into the Usrys' Northwest Dallas home as it was invaded, photographed from floor to ceiling and loaded into a Mayflower. Tonight, ABC promises to fill their house with only M'rkin-made stuff -- which, I guess, means they'll have to do without a television. Oh, the irony.

Last night's kick-off report is after the jump.


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guest.
guest.

how did they get into their home any way. If I came home an found my home with out anything it I was robbed. Someone should have told them.

james
james

can't make it here anymore

JT
JT

So can I call this exercise xenophobic? Who cares where it is made. It is affordable, and I doubt other countries are stealing sweatshop jobs that Americans want.

We keep talking about our failing school system and how dumb our kids are. Well guess what? If we want manufacturing in this country, it won't be done by college graduates. It's going to be done by the very people our leaders have fingered as being incapable of keeping up with the new 21st century economy.

I guess I'm just tired of the news lamenting the loss of manufacturing in this country, and then out of the other side of their mouths speak ill of the people who would be performing these jobs should they some day return to our shores.

Anon
Anon

If nothing else, they can all wear American Apparel and look like hipsters.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Why aren't they naked?I haven't seen a made in USA label on clothes since high school. And I'm older than you, RW.

TimCov
TimCov

1. The ABC news video player is automatically playing the sound track (including a commercial). This is resulting in the viewer not being able to understand everything in the video.2. I'm looking forward to seeing what they find to replace some of the products. I can't think of a single piece of consumer electronics (including computers) that is made completely from US made parts. And, did they take their clothes? Most clothing isn't made in the USA either.3. How much will it cost to replace everything tthat wasn't made in the USA?

TimCov
TimCov

The thing is, it is not a good thing that these manufacturing (and other non-college level jobs) jobs are all going away. Environmentally, you have the pollution caused by transporting these goods from across the globe. Economically, the USA can not keep up the negative cash flow (more money going out than coming in from outside) forever. Eventually, we will no be able to import as much as we do know.You may downplay the intelligence required for a factory job, but that all depends on the factory and what is being produced. In electronics and many other goods it often takes people who have been highly trained (and thus highly paid) to perform many of the tasks involved..Buying Made in the USA goods is not xenophobic, it just requires you to think long term instead of short term. To me, it is the same thing as shopping at small local businesses before I buy something from one of the big box stores.

Americaaaaa F-YEARRR!!
Americaaaaa F-YEARRR!!

And might i add, I feel sorry for the kids. TV, Toys, games, (and some snacks?) GONE!Hope it was just for show and everything was given back, lol

TimCov
TimCov

You can buy clothes made in the USA, but you pay for them too. I have some shirts made in the USA ($40+) and pants ($50+). Also, I have to order them online. But, the clothing lasts forever and they have tall sizes so I can easily get shirts and pants that are long enough.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

You're right. That audio is annoying. Didn't work like that on ABC's site. I will rectify.

Montemalone
Montemalone

You may be able to find some if you hunt, or order form a boutique online, but try to find made in USA at the mall. The only brand I know of, American Apparel out of LA, is about it.

DoubleOJoe
DoubleOJoe

And unless you're built like a stick figure, it's not going to fit.

TimCov
TimCov

I haven't bought clothing from a store in a mall in over 10 years.

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