WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28: "CAR TALK" RADIO SHOW
Profile America — Thursday, October 28th. One of the more innovative radio programs of recent years —"Car Talk" — debuted this month in 1987 on National Public Radio. Ostensibly, the program helps people find out what's wrong with their cars. Many of its faithful listeners don't know anything about cars but tune in to hear the irreverent humor and ready laughter of the co-hosts, brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi, also known as "Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers." The show had been on a local Boston station for 10 years before going on the NPR network. Across the U.S., there are nearly 438,000 automotive repair and maintenance shops. Keeping America's cars running is a business generating more than $87 billion a year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2010, p. 539
2002 Economic Census, NAICS 8111.
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau