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A History of Manufacturing in 5 Objects

Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have talked about loss of manufacturing jobs, and the importance of having things “Made In America.”  From 18th century colonists struggling to produce that most coveted of items — porcelain — to the invention of nylon stockings and the TV picture tube in the 20th century, Peter, Ed, and Brian explore the surprising history behind five inventions and innovations.

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