I can easily recall the day, September 29, 1975 when WGPR-TV 62 went on the air live for the first time. I was sitting in the director's chair directing that very first live broadcast. To this day I am still amazed and overwhelmed by the incredible opportunity I was given by owner, Dr. William Banks, and Program Director, George White.
Full story: WGPR-TV 62: Where God's Presence Radiates! (Mon, 2/23)
Covering President Obama's first international jaunt in Prague in 2009, Don Gonyea stumbled across a bluegrass band called Druha Trava playing Bob Dylan songs in Czech. That's the life of a political correspondent for National Public Radio.
Full story: Tracking the next president: NPR's same old Don Gonyea (Mon, 2/23)
Detroit Free Press:
During the early days of Detroit television, Betty Bahr was pretty much everywhere. She was a television personality who did commercials, and when the live commercial business was hopping during the 1950s, she was among the busiest talents in Detroit. Bahr, who died Monday at the age of 89, did as many as 17 shows a week during one stretch in 1957.
Full story: Detroit's 'Miss Fairweather,' Betty Bahr, dies (Sun, 2/22)
WXYZ-TV Ch. 7 Detroit:
We're very excited for the premiere of our new studio in downtown Detroit beginning at noon on Thursday, February 26. The studio is located inside the Qube building (formerly the Chase Bank building) on Woodward Avenue along Campus Martius Park.
Full story: New WXYZ downtown Detroit studio to debut Thursday during 7 Action News at Noon (Mon, 2/23)