DETROIT (CBS 62) Detroit has always been known as The Motor City, but in recent years has become the national focus of controversial issues affecting many cities throughout the country.
The national recession, public corruption, racial division, population loss and enormous operating deficits have stood in the way of the city returning to its past prominence.
Now, with the largest municipal bankruptcy in history, the first white mayor in 40 years, an Emergency Financial Manager appointed by the State, and the resurgence of the auto industry along with successful diversification of other businesses, massive change is just ahead for Detroit. As the city moves forward into 2014, attention from The White House, Lansing, the nation and the world is on what comes next.
Take a look ahead with the Emmy Award-winning team of senior producer/host Carol Cain and senior videographer/editor Paul Pytlowany as CBS 62 presents “Eye On The Future: Detroit’s Next Chapter”.
This special presentation features exclusive perspectives from the people playing key roles in the rebuilding of the city as the history-making developments continue to unfold.
Among those featured will be: Mayor-elect Mike Duggan, Mayor Dave Bing, Gov. Rick Snyder, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Judge Greg Mathis, Bill Pulte, Detroit Police Chief James Craig, former Mayor Dennis Archer, former Mayor Roman Gribbs, developer A. Alfred Taubman, City Council President Saunteel Jenkins, AFSCME President Al Garrett, Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand, Parade Company President/CEO Tony Michaels and more.
“CBS 62 is incredibly proud to continue our signature community programming by putting a focus on Detroit,” said Tom Canedo, vice president and general manager of CBS 62/CW50.
“Our tradition is to present vital issues that matter to viewers and there is little as important in our state right now as what is evolving in the Motor City. It’s history in the making.”
“Detroit’s Next Chapter” is the latest from CBS 62’s award winning “Eye on the Future” series of community specials, most-recently “The Health Care Act and You.”