AKRON (March 15)—Travel Channel will give its viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how Goodyear tires are designed, manufactured and tested in the March 16 episode of its "Made in America" series.
"Made in America" is a weekly program hosted by John Ratzenberger, best known for his portrayal of the character Cliff Clavin on the TV show "Cheers."
In May, Ratzenberger and a TV production crew visited Goodyear's Akron corporate headquarters, making stops at the company's World of Rubber museum, Akron Technical Center, test labs and test track to gather footage for the program. During the show he will take viewers on a tour of the firm's computerized tire design area and the labs where tires are tested, as well as provide a look at an anechoic chamber. That room, large enough to drive in cars and large trucks, suppresses echoes or reflections and allows tonal characteristics of noise to be evaluated, according to Goodyear.