Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 28, 2007




Detroit Free Press:

In the sports world, every event must open and close with a commercial. This column could never be classified as an event, but I warn you I'm opening it with an unabashed commercial. And, if you go to the bottom of the column, you'll find a closing commercial. Father's Day is Sunday, June 17, and I want to do Ole Dad a favor -- keep him from getting another tie. The easiest way: give him an Ernie Harwell Audio Scrapbook. It was fun to work on this book. Gordon Miller and Gary Spicer put me in the Southfield studios of Ron Rose Productions with Bob Harris, the voice of Duke basketball and football. He asked questions and I responded. No script, just off-the top of my head. We recorded 10 hours in three sessions. Then, Miller, aided by engineers Leo Gillis, Chip Kipps, and Dion Roddy, edited all that talk down to four discs of an hour each... Ernie Harwell: Listen to the greats this Father's Day (Mon, 5/28)

"Bridging the Racial Divide 3" is set to air at 8 p.m. Tuesday on WTVS-TV (Channel 56). And now, here's the reeeeeeest of the story. The subject is the impact of the news media on race relations in metro Detroit. The show was taped last week, in part at Oakland University and Wayne State University, with a mix of news media pros and everyday folks. Emery King, the former Channel 4 anchor, and WJR-AM's (760) Paul W. Smith cohost. They kicked around the impact of the news media, crime coverage in the city and the suburbs, the Tara Grant murder coverage, newspaper blogging, the Don Imus affair and newsroom diversity... WTVS show looks at race, media (Mon, 5/28)







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