Community Comment: A salute to American workers and the Motown Museum

Posted at 6:16 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 18:16:20-04

As we get ready to head into the final week of this long election season, it’s a great time to share a couple very thoughtful Channel 7 viewer comments that deserve a little more airtime than normal.  Our station editorial saluting the productivity of American workers prompted a telephone from Diana Canup.  She said this about recognizing “Made in Detroit” businesses.

“I never see you include, besides the (Detroit) car companies and Vernors and now…Shinola, how come you never include Carhartt (clothing)?  I was stunned when I found out they are made in Detroit.  My husband purchases that brand all the time and I have a granddaughter who works there.  You guys do a great job and I love Channel 7.” 

Well, Ms. Canup, we are happy to give a shout out to Carhartt, an iconic brand clothing company that dates back to 1889.  They have retail outlets and factories across America and in other countries but is headquartered right here in Dearborn.

Our editorial about the recent $50 million Motown Museum expansion triggered this response from Kevin Hill.  He writes:

“I was born and raised in Detroit and have a deep appreciation for its history and legacy.  It is important to preserve Detroit culture and history while inspiring Detroit residents and visitors from around the world to take interest in this rich history. “

Mr. Hill knows a lot about the Motown mystique.  His late uncle was Dr. Teddy Harris Jr., a Motown pianist and saxophonist.  And, I think it’s safe to say, we’re all pulling for Motown!

That’s it for now.  Thanks for writing and watching!

I’m Chuck Stokes, Editorial Director

Broadcast: October 27, 2016