Big Sean and Terry Wrong produced “Detroit the Comeback City” which will premier on the History Channel, Sunday July 1st at 9:00 P.M. EST. (Photo by Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network)
By Raymond Rolak
CNB Entertainment and Broadcast Editor
(DETROIT,MICHIGAN)(June 30, 2018)“Detroit the Comeback City” is an hour long documentary which tells the history of the Michigan Central Station and the plans for the future use of the iconic building. The recent purchase by the Ford Motor Company holds a lot of optimism for the edifice and for the City of Detroit. The film premiers Sunday, July 1st at 9:00 P.M. EST on the History Channel.
Narrated By Oscar winner J.K Simmons and produced by Terry Wrong and Detroit Hip-Hop artist ‘Big Sean’, the program is definitely not-to-miss. The story covers the timeline of the historic building and the timeline of Detroit’s reinvention. The fast pace film is interesting, insightful and very entertaining.
The preview was presented by the Director of Ford Communications, Mark Truby. Jerome Vaughn, News Director of WDET moderated a panel discussion that followed the preview. Also on the dais making poignant observations was Steve Gillon, PhD., of the History Channel and Rebecca Salminen Witt of the Detroit Historical Society. The
Opening in 1913, the station was the tallest rail station in the world. Detroit was a grand city on the rise. For over 75 years, the 18-story-tall station started transported passengers across the country. It had marble floors, bronze chandeliers, and 68-foot Corinthian marble columns.
It is remarkable how the up and down history of the Michigan Central Station parallels the City of Detroit and the optimism for the future, The Ford initiative, as it was called by the panel was started by Henry Ford. Now his great grandson, Bill Ford continues the far sighted project with a vision for the future.
The Sprit of Detroit never looked so promising.