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HDNet’s ‘Dan Rather Reports’ Presents Poignant Profiles of Jobless Americans

June 13, 2011

DALLAS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tomorrow’s “Dan Rather Reports” presents painful and poignant profiles of Americans who thought they’d done everything right, only to find that the corporate culture that once protected its workers now dismisses them…literally.

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American tech workers told us that even after seeing so many American jobs moved overseas, they had never imagined that they’d be displaced by foreign workers in their own hometowns.

In a continuing commitment to cover the jobs crisis in this country and the global labor market, “Dan Rather Reports” will, this week, let these people speak for themselves, telling tales of a brave new world of high-tech work, a realm where corporations, staffing companies and recruiters are constantly on the prowl–scouring the planet for better, brighter, younger, cheaper, talent.

With the unemployment rate over 9 percent, why are lawmakers, lobbyists and pundits across the political spectrum clamoring to increase the flow of high-skilled guest workers from overseas? Business advocates believe U.S. companies need the world’s “best and the brightest” talent in order to out-innovate global competitors and to create new jobs. Critics claim the federal guest worker visa programs are riddled by corporate myths and abusive practices and that there is no shortage of the best and brightest talent right here–especially now with more than 20 million Americans jobless or underemployed.

The H-1B visa is one of several guest worker visa programs that enable U.S. companies to hire high-skilled workers from overseas on a temporary basis, presumably to offset a shortage of qualified Americans. Over the past 15 years, visas such as the H-1B have become particularly widespread in the I.T. industry, but they have also become very controversial.

To see a preview of Tuesday’s program please visit the following link:

http://www.hd.net/programs/danrather/

“Dan Rather Reports: No Thanks For Everything” premieres on HDNet, Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET with an encore at 11:00 p.m. ET.

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for innovative, original programming, including the network’s Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, “HDNet World Report,” and “Dan Rather Reports,” featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant – telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries.

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