Where America Stands: Manufacturing Preview

CBS News correspondent John Blackstone takes at look at "Where America Stands" when it comes to manufacturing.

Are steelworkers becoming a disappearing breed in America? Why are we losing jobs, and what can be done?

CBS Reports: Where America Stands

Since 1999, we've lost about one of every three manufacturing jobs in this country, according to Harley Shaiken, a labor expert at the University of California Berkeley.

Tonight we'll bring you to a steel working shop in Portland, Oregon where manufacturing is alive and well.

  • John Blackstone
    John Blackstone

    From his base in San Francisco, CBS News correspondent John Blackstone covers breaking stories throughout the West. That often means he is on the scene of wildfires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and rumbling volcanoes. He also reports on the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley and on social and economic trends that frequently begin in the West.