Detroit Public TV is launching a new public affairs show on Thursday. The goal of the new weekly program One Detroit is to “tell authentic stories of our diverse communities during this pivotal period in the city’s history.”
The show will air on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 5:30 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m.
One Detroit will be anchored by Christy McDonald, who will also serve as the show’s managing editor, along with WDET’s Stephen Henderson and Detroit News editorial page editor and 910-AM radio host Nolan Finley.
One Detroit replaces MiWeek, which has run on the station since 2012.
Ed Moore, executive producer of One Detroit, joins Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson to talk about the new show.
“There’s so much transformation going on, and so much transformation at the neighborhood-level in some of these communities that have been historically overlooked,” says Moore. “The big difference is actually digging in and making personal connections. We find it helps build up trust, too, which is in short supply.”
The first episode will feature a special report about community meetings in Detroit’s Island View neighborhood where young black men have space to speak their minds, unfiltered and unprompted.
Henderson also speaks with Will Glover, who produced that report, as well as one of its subjects, Pastor Barry Randolph of Church of Messiah.
Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.