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Della Cassia, 248-305-3770, dcassia@dptv.org

 

The Detroit Brands We Love; The Personalities We Miss. A Special DPTV Made in the Motor City Film

 

Airing on Detroit Public Television, Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8 p.m.& 11:30 p.m.


DETROIT (February 23, 2015) – Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Fudge, Velvet Peanut Butter, Gratiot Auto Supply; Jo-Jo Shutty McGregor, are among the brands, landmarks and people that have played a major role in defining Detroit and Detroiters’ identity to the rest of the country. On March 3, 2015 at 8 p.m. and again at 11:30 p.m., Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will air a new episode of its award-winning "Detroit Remembers When" documentary series, this time focusing on Made in The Motor City.

Narrated by broadcast legend, Eric Smith, and through the lens of filmmaker Bill Kubota, the documentary will take viewers cruising through the Woodward Gratiot automotive corridor, dining at American Coney Island and Buddy’s Pizza, while listening to the voices of famous Detroit personalities such as Jo-Jo Shutty McGregor and Ken Calvert. The film will also include interviews with the likes of Brian Jefferson, the CEO of Sanders Fudge and Keith Wunderlich, the author of Vernor's Ginger Ale.

"Now that Detroit has emerged from bankruptcy and appears to be on the upswing, Detroiters are hungry (pun intended) for some nostalgia. Detroiters at long last are giving themselves permission to look back fondly at what made our city great," Ed Moore, executive producer of the Detroit Remember When series, that first aired in the late 1990s.

Previous episodes of Detroit Remember When include Motor City Memories, American Dream and the Automobile, The Jewish Community, The History of Detroit TV and Detroit Houses of Worship.

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About Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television (DPTV) is the non-commercial, viewer-supported PBS-member station watched by more than 1.5 million people in Detroit and Southeast Michigan and another 1.2 million people throughout Canada. DPTV also manages WRCJ 90.9 FM, Detroit's classical and jazz radio station, in collaboration with the license-holder, the Detroit Public Schools. The radio station is located in the Detroit School of Arts. DPTV is licensed to the Detroit Educational Television Foundation and governed by a volunteer board of trustees from the local business, civic, and cultural communities.


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