Mike Rowe in an interview previewed a soon-to-air episode that he is calling an “unapologetic tribute to law enforcement,” stating that “there’s a line between civilization and anarchy” that is “thin” and “blue.”
The post from the famous TV host was on Facebook and was highlighting the premiere episode of his new show on Fox Business Prime, “How America Works,” and he explained that the overall reason they chose to do the show in the first place was that if there were no cops, “none of the other vital industries we explore this year could exist.” He also issed an apology for stating on “Fox and Friends” that this first episode focused on law enforcement officials in Wilmington, Delaware, and put out a correction to his comment that says that they had worked with law enforcement “in Wilmington, NORTH CAROLINA!”
“In it, you’ll see an unapologetic tribute to law enforcement, as our cameras follow a few good cops over the course of a few days on the job in Wilmington, NORTH CAROLINA,” stated the former host of “Dirty Jobs.” “You’ll also meet an ‘explosive specialist’ named Marion — one of the 50,000 four-legged officers who have become indispensable to national law enforcement.”
“What I should have said – had I been conscious – was this: There’s never been a tougher time to be a cop than right now,” he continued. “After years of lopsided media portrayals and misguided attempts to defund law enforcement, many Americans have formed a wildly inaccurate view of the 800,000 good cops out there who will never wind up in the headlines for disrespecting their uniform or abusing their badge.”
“As a result, we’re not only seeing a devastating rise in crime all over the country, we’re seeing unprecedented attacks on cops,” he went on. “On 60 Minutes, FBI Director Christopher Wray just talked about a literal war on police officers. Last year, a cop was killed in this country every five days – many victims of ambush. In other words, they’re not just dying in the course of fighting crime, they’re dying because they’re being targeted, and that stunning fact has been largely ignored by much of the media.”
Rowe then put forth a link to an interview on 60 Minutes and highlighted that “there’s a line between civilization and anarchy.”
“It’s thin, and it’s blue, and tonight, you see what it looks like in Wilmington, NORTH CAROLINA!” stated the Host.
Back in January of this year, Rowe spoke about the reboot of his hit show “Dirty Jobs” and stated that in the wake of the pandemic there has been a massive shortage in skilled trade.
“It’s not the jobs that were surprising this time around,” stated the famous shot host at the time. “It’s something they all have in common, which is difficulty in recruiting. We just had four and a half million people quit their jobs in this country. We’ve got 11 million open positions right now.”
“The theme that keeps coming back, again and again, is how difficult it is to find people who want to learn a skill that’s in demand,” stated the host. “Someone who shows up early, stays late and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. It’s a real challenge. And that comes through this season in a big way.”