WXYZ's "Detroit 2020 Specials" celebrate 2012

(WXYZ) - WXYZ-TV celebrates the holidays with a look back at special moments from 2012 in two Detroit 2020 specials that will air during the holiday season.

In Detroit 2020: Turning it Around, viewers will meet the people who are making a difference in Detroit and advancing the mission of WXYZ's community service initiative, Detroit 2020: to make Detroit a better place to work, live and raise families by the year 2020. The program profiles Detroiters who are taking action against the city's biggest problems and exposes those who are standing in the way of progress.

The half-hour special is hosted by 7 Action News anchors Stephen Clark, Carolyn Clifford, JoAnne Purtan and Dave LewAllen. It will air on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, December 25th at noon; and New Year's Day, January 1st at 4:30 p.m.

7 Action News Special Edition: Detroit 2020 salutes the people who have had a positive impact on Detroit. The one-hour special re-introduces viewers to our favorite "Detroit 2020 Persons of the Week," and revisits the stories that make us proud of our region and the people working to make it better. The show is hosted by Stephen Clark and Carolyn Clifford and will air on Saturday, December 22nd; Sunday, December 23rd at 1 p.m.; and on Christmas Day, December 25th at 5 a.m.

Detroit 2020 is WXYZ's decade long, multi-platform community service initiative. It is designed to address the challenges facing the region. The motto of Detroit 2020 is Unify. Inspire. Act. 

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