Diogo discussed on Fox News
Your iPhone. I used my iPhone to produce this show everything in it is 100% accurate. But the chronology and the narrative unfolds in a way that has never happened before. So I would like people to look at the show and ultimately say, you know something. We are a bit more connected than maybe the headlines tell us Lot of your career has been shining a light on the you know, kind of average blue collar jobs around the country. Some jobs very interesting. Some jobs mainly just very messy. Um It. What do you think? It says that that has been so successful for you? What does that say about you know those jobs and the interest in them? I think it just reminds me on a personal level that people still are fundamentally curious. It also reminds me that they don't want a polemic. They don't want a lecture, and they don't want a sermon. People don't watch television. For those reasons. If you're going to educate somebody or informed someone or satisfy their curiosity again, you can't do that without first entertaining them. And so For me the secret to dirty jobs. And returning the favor and somebody's got to do it and six degrees is always to bring The viewer along for the ride. And so that means for me, always having a camera that never stops rolling and shoots everything wide a behind the scenes camp. Call it the truth Camera because it's the thing I could always turn to and level with the viewer. Lot of the jobs that you highlight our Essential. We've heard a lot about essential workers in all kinds of forms during the pandemic. You feel like It's a good thing, obviously, that more and more, you know, essential workers have been brought to light. Um what can our leaders do, though, to really help those people? Is there something specific? I mean, look, that's a From a policy standpoint, it's a bit beyond my pay grade, but I will say from a rhetorical standpoint. I've been fascinated by the evolution of the word essential Dirty jobs is the granddaddy of essential working shows, you know, and back then in 2003. People understood very quickly. What RM awas. Was arguing that by and large, the most important work that gets done happens out of sight and therefore out of mind and consequently a big chunk of our workforce. Has labored in a kind of anonymity and part of the goal of dirty jobs was to shine a light on those workers and so forth. And so we did, and During the pandemic. There was a lot of interest and there still is in rebooting dirty jobs, and I'm I'm wide open to it. What I realized that that word is a two edged sword. Like many words. And when you Deem a few million people as essential workers. You. Also in a de facto way are deeming millions of other workers non essential and When you call 40 million people non essential And then tell them to stay home month after month after month where they can slowly watch the businesses they built. Fall to pieces around them. You do something to a person psyche that you probably didn't mean to do. You might be doing something to toe are broader economy that you didn't mean to do. We can all see what happens when 40 million people are deemed non essential. It's catastrophic in almost every way. So on a personal level, I don't I don't really think anymore in terms of essential versus non essential because I think everybody is essential to somebody, even if it's just to themselves or Or to their own families. And that, too, was a big message in dirty jobs. There are no bad jobs. Some are cleaner than others. Summer dirtier, some pay more than others. Some require different levels of skill and certification and education and so forth. They're all rungs on a ladder. And when we start to Minimize or dismiss or marginalized certain types of work that it's only a matter of time until we do the same thing with certain kinds of education. So for me. It is all connected. I have a foundation that tries to push back against the stigmas and stereotypes that contribute to the skills gap as well as rising tuition. Continue to try and do shows that give me a little bit of latitude. To make a more persuasive case for the definition of a good job. And in this case, the importance of our shared history. We certainly appreciate all of the things that you, Diogo. We will live in hope for a reboot of dirty jobs. However, In the meantime, we'll enjoy six degrees on discovery, plus streaming and thank you very much the incomparable micro for spending so much time with us. Very kind. I appreciate it a lot and Here's to 2021. You're.