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Part II of ABC News's Extremely American Makeover: Home Edition For One Dallas Family

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Yesterday we watched ABC News's David Muir do Diane Sawyer's bidding and empty the Snow White Drive home of Jon and Anna Usry of everything not made in the U.S. and A. Though, as several Friends of Unfair Park noted, the couple and their kids did get to keep their clothes, most of which were likely made in a faraway factory. Which is why I only wear Nardis of Dallas.

Anyway. Last night was Part II of the World News series, during which the Usrys, Muir and a personal shopper scoured the countryside -- and a Container Store -- to find products manufactured stateside. (Says Sawyer, American production peaked in '79, and now far more than half of what we buy is foreign-produced; "if every American spent $3.33 on U.S.-made goods every year," Sawyer insisted recently, "that would create almost 10,000 new jobs in this country.") And, say, that's also quite the nice plug for Freed's Furniture.

Tomorrow, we'll see the fruits of their labor. But will the Usrys? Because there's still no America-made television set. OK, you're now free to watch another ABC News production: The Best of Charlie Sheen.

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