Yes, we all know him and now he has an official Facebook page! Not to be confused with the other offcial Facebook page or all the fake Facebook page. This is the real deal.
The Real Mike Rowe Facebook page is going to be providing a lot of updates with what's happening over here at mrW. You loyal bunch will already know but we want to get the word out to the rest of the planet. How can you help?
Zip over to Facebook, go to the Real Mike Rowe, (it's the one where he's wearing the bright neon red parka on a mound of garbage) and click on that you "like this page." Then, and here's the key, invite all your friends to come over to the Real Mike Rowe page as well! He's shooting this week so I'm not sure about his wi-fi access but how cool will it be to surprise Mike with thousands of new Facebook buddies?!
Off you go but hurry back!
"Just, Meyer, please."
REAL FaceBook page.
As the Good Doc has said, The Real Mike Rowe is the real FaceBook deal for Mike. Yep, it's true. In fact, y'all should be seeing some of the imposters disappearing since we're working fast and furiously to get those wannabes out of our life. (Wasn't that a Michael Jackson song or something??) If you don't see 'em going, be sure and let us know. We'll take care of it and without violence. We're loving kind of folks. Yeah? Yeah.
OH and PS. Whether y'all like or believe in FaceBook or not, it IS one of the most influential social media(um) in our internetical world today and probably the most currently popular "in with the in crowd" place to be. So - whether any of us likes it or not, it is what it is: important to pushing out the message that we want to get out there. And for a little bitty site who doesn't pay to sell advertising or whatever, we're doing so great. Great. REALLY great!
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Mike Rowe and Studs Terkel never met, but the two have much in common. Terkel was a broadcaster turned oral historian whose 1974 book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do masterfully chronicled Americans’ relationship to their jobs. Rowe, who started out in opera, hosts Discovery’s mesmerizing hit ‘Dirty Jobs,” a series that, according to the network, “explores unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable – yet vital – ways.” The connection between Terkel and Rowe is clear, and it gets even clearer when you speak to the articulate, passionate, 48-year-old, Baltimore-born host, something we did over breakfast as ‘Dirty Jobs,’ which airs Tuesdays at 9 pm on Discovery, began its sixth season.
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Read More HereWhile millions of Americans are searching for work, Mike Rowe has the opposite problem: As the host of TLC's Dirty Jobs, he starts a new job every week. Over the show's six seasons, Rowe has taken on hundreds of tough trades ranging from ostrich farmer to steel worker to mosquito breeder. In his spare time, however, Rowe has begun working on one of his toughest challenges yet -- finding good work for America's veterans.
"The unemployment rate for returning servicemen is over 18%," Rowe points out. "It's a scandal, and few people write and talk about it." By comparison, the general unemployment rate is currently 9.6%, or roughly half of the veterans' rate.
Rowe's numbers are disturbing, but recent research suggests that, among some segments of the veteran population, the unemployment crisis may be even more dire. For example, for veterans aged 18 to 24, the unemployment rate tops 21%, while 16.6% of non-veteran 18- to 24-year-olds are out of work. And the long downturn has made the problem worse: In 2008, for example, 14.4% of 18- to 24-year-old veterans were unemployed.
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From NPRs - Wait Wait...don't tell me!
Audio for this story from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! will be available at approx. 1:00 p.m. ET
December 4, 2010
Every week, listeners email us to suggest guests they would like to hear play Not My Job. Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, is far and away the most frequently requested guest. So today we've invited him to play a game called "The name is Clean ... Mr. Clean." Three questions about the famed neat freak.
To listen to Mike on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Go HERE
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