Airing on Detroit Public TV Tuesday, March 9, starting at 8pm ET
8pm: Detroit Remember When I: Motor City Memories and Hometown
Takes you back in time to experience Detroit traditions that live on through rare film, old photographs and fond memories. Summer days at Belle Isle, the Vernor’s soda fountain, Jefferson Beach and Edgewater Park are among the sites revisited.
9pm: Detroit Remember When: The History of Detroit Television
The program, produced by Tim Kiska and Michael Collins celebrates Detroit’s broadcasting legacy and the legion of personalities synonymous with the Motor City – Bill Bonds, Auntie Dee, Soupy Sales, Sonny Eliot and more – remembered in archival clips and interviews. Throughout the special, that station will also celebrate the life of the late Dick Kernen – the broadcast influencer who was an FM pioneer at WRIF and later became an instructor and mentor to thousands of students at the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. Kernen, who was beloved at the school and by those in the industry, will be remembered through on-air interviews and tributes from friends colleagues, journalists and former students.