The Frontline special "Heat," took a look at why the auto industry is going bankrupt right now, along with it's future savior the Chevy Volt. It's not looking good for either.
Not only are some of the people interviewed stuck hopelessly in the past, but shockingly, the Volt stalled during the Frontline demonstration. Democratic Congressman John Dingell, in supporting the auto industry opposition to raising CAFE standards, failed the people he tried to protect from losing their jobs. Even though higher mileage cars were determined to be a common sense solution since the 1970's, Japan thought so, Dingell couldn't see past the profit motives of GM.
Sadly, he's a major reason why the auto industry is in shambles. I'd ask how he is able to sleep at night, but apparently, he still doesn't get it.