mike rowe

American Spirits: Mike Rowe Pours a Shot of Alcoholic Economic History

In "How Booze Built America," Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" mixes little-known history with economic analysis, puns and many tasty beverages to explain how the American story is really the tale of one nation's love affair with alcohol. Here are a few of Rowe's favorite high points.

The Best (and Worst) Graduation Advice You Never Heard

New grads get a ton of cliched advice; we wanted to offer something different. So we tapped some more unusual folks -- like Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, and Tim Zagat of the Zagat guides -- to share the best and worst advice they got, and offer their best tips for the class of 2012.

Working Hard for Unemployed Veterans

Mike Rowe, the host of TLC's "Dirty Jobs," takes on a new trade every week, but one tough job he's sticking with is helping America's veterans find good work. "The unemployment rate for returning servicemen is over 18%," Rowe points out, almost twice the national average. "It's a scandal."

The Difficult Job of Dignifying Hard Work

Mike Rowe's role as host of "Dirty Jobs" puts him hip deep into the roughest, toughest and filthiest jobs in America. But for the past two years, he's had a second job -- running MikeRoweWorks, a website and foundation that advocates for good-old, honest blue-collar work.