Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' Lobbies Lawmakers for More 'Real' Jobs

Dirty Jobs
Dirty Jobs

Anyone who's ever watched the cable TV show, "Dirty Jobs," knows program host Mike Rowe isn't afraid to get his hands dirty while profiling those who make a living doing work that is frequently backbreaking -- and often unsavory and smelly.

But it appears that Rowe, who also serves as a pitchman for automaker Ford Motor Co., also isn't afraid to immerse himself in the nitty-gritty of U.S. economic and employment policy, itself a lesson in holding one's nose.