Hiram Jackson of the Michigan Chronicle (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Hiram Jackson of the Michigan Chronicle (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Hiram Jackson, publisher of The Michigan Chronicle, talked about changes at the iconic Detroit-based media company as it celebrates its 80th year of operation during taping of “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 a.m. Sunday on CBS 62.

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The media company is planning a mega-celebration event at Cobo Center to mark its anniversary.

Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media, parent company of the Chronicle, talked with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of “Michigan Matters,” and discussed changes brought about by the hyperactive digital world and impact on his media company.

The Chronicle is getting set to move to new offices in June.

Jackson also talked about the upcoming season of “Pancakes and Politics” — which it launched 11 years ago and has grown into a signature community event in Metro Detroit. It has featured influential speakers from governors, mayors, CEOs and more all discussing vital issues.

CBS 62 is a sponsor of the four springtime breakfast forum series. The Pancakes and Politics forums will air as special “Michigan Matters” on CBS 62.

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The first Pancakes forum will be held March 17 at the DAC with three more slated for April, May and June.

Anne Mervenne MPLP, L. Brooks Patterson Oakland County Executive and Matt Grossman of Michigan State University (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Anne Mervenne
MPLP, L. Brooks Patterson Oakland County Executive and Matt Grossmann of Michigan State University (credit: Derek Fawaz/CBS 62)

Then, the roundtable of L. Brooks Patterson, Anne Mervenne (Co-Director of MPLP) and Matt Grossmann, Director, MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, talked about the red hot presidential contest and Michigan’s March 8 primary.

They also discussed the MPLP annual dinner coming up March 3 at Laurel Manor when GOP strategist Karl Rove and Democratic strategic Jim Messina take to the stage to share their thoughts. Over 800 movers and shakers from across  the state will be on hand.

For information on MPLP or dinner tickets: ippsr.msu.edu or 517-353-0891

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Watch “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday only on CBS 62.