"Greater Boston"--a local news program hosted by Emily Rooney--is doing a series on how cities and towns in Massachusetts are coping with the poor condition of the economy. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the show will focus on Attleboro. The title of the segment will be "A Jewel in its Crown." The program is shown at 7:00 pm on Channel 2 and again at 11:00 pm on WGBH World on Channel 209.
In the program it will discuss how Attleboro was once the home to factories employing most of the residents in this blue-collar city, and at one time, the jewelry hub of the world and how today young couples move to Attleboro not for employment, but for its affordable housing and proximity to Boston and Providence. WGBH News profiles a young couple that believes that by working hard they can still attain the American dream.