Michigan Television

Remembering the 1967 Detroit Riot, part 2: “Be calm and as quiet as possible”

by Brian Matzke July 12, 2017

“Be calm and as quiet as possible”: Rebellion on the television Grand River and Joy Susan Messer TV Land–Detroit Gordon Castelnero The Detroit Tigers Reader Tom Stanton, Editor Violence in the Model City Sidney Fine Susan Messer’s novel Grand River and Joy begins on Halloween 1966. Harry Levine arrives at his wholesale shoe warehouse in downtown Detroit to find an ethnic slur soaped on his window. Searching the basement for supplies to clean the window, he discovers a makeshift living room with a stash of marijuana and black power literature, left there by Alvin, the teenaged tenant who lives in the apartment […]

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Where Do the Children Play? Named Best Film

by University of Michigan Press October 8, 2008

Congratulations to the producers of Where Do the Children Play? who won the Eugene International Film Festival Best Film in Social Issues/Family Values. With over 800 entries, EIFF selected 72 films that were shown over the four day festival. Winners of the five best film categories were announced on Sunday. Where Do the Children Play?, a multiple Emmy winner, is a one-hour documentary for public television that examines how restrictive patterns of sprawl, congestion, and endless suburban development across America are impacting children’s mental and physical health and development. The documentary was produced by Michigan Television and distributed in the […]

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