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The Travel Channel Will Bring the USA's Best Factory Tours to the TV Screen This Fall

August 16, 2011 at 5:06 PM | by | ()

From meat to ice cream and baseball bats

The Travel Channel is doing it again! That is, making a TV series out of a blog series we did, like years ago. Okay so maybe it's not totally inspired by us (or maybe it is?). This fall will welcome "Made in America, " a round-the-country tour of 39 factories still making good old, Made-in-the-USA products, something we've been documenting since early 2009.

According to our buddies over at Eater National, the show will be hosted by George Motz, he of burger connoisseur fame and author of two volumes on the meaty topic. His destinations? Oh just the "Jack Daniels factory in Tennessee and Krispy Kreme headquarters in North Carolina, but also places like the New Balance factory in Maine and the Louisville Slugger factory."

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Going to factories is a bit outside his usual confines of burger shacks and greasy spoons, but he's got that friendly, scruffy, flannel-wearing look that counters the kookiness of Food Network's Guy Fieri, and for this we rejoice (and thank the Travel Channel).

The series "Made in America" is due to premiere October 4th, airing on Tuesdays at 8pm.

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