Hello, my friends! Thanks for watching FOX 2 News and thanks for stopping by.
I'm blessed to have one of the greatest jobs in the world. In the 24 years that I've worked for the station, I've traveled the country with Nelson Mandela, followed the Pope, and covered nearly every major political convention. But best of all, I get to work with some of the most talented reporters, photographers and producers in broadcasting.
Along the way, I picked up two Emmy Awards for reporting and four nominations for Best Anchor. Not bad for a young man who was on his way to becoming a lawyer when he got his first big break in television. I think I made the right choice.
Over the years, I've developed a deep and abiding faith in the people of metro Detroit. Time after time, I've seen us overcome enormous odds. No matter where we live or what we do, there is a sense of community that always seems to bring us together. There is nothing we cannot achieve ... no problem that we can't solve.
In addition to anchoring the 5 p.m., 6, 10 and the Edge at 11 p.m. I also host the popular talk show, "Let It Rip!" at 10:30 every Thursday night. Whenever you watch FOX 2, you'll see a wide range of stories and people. Some of them will make you cry; some of them will make you angry; some of them may even leave you laughing. But at the end of the newscast, I hope you feel that we've been working together for you, trying to solve problems, not just expose them.
We hope it's the information you need to lead a better life.
In part 1 our panel of political pundits breaks down the primary results from last night and what it might mean for the general election in November. In part 2 Republican state lawmaker Tom Barrett and Democratic representative Adam Hollier talk about their unlikely friendship and working together across the aisle.
In the first segment, we discuss the heads of Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon testifying to Congress and getting faced with the question of suppression of conservatives online. In the second segment, we discuss possibilities for Joe Biden's VP pick which is due to be announced next week.
Shootings are rampant across the US including here in Detroit. DPD Chief James Craig talks about President Trump's deploying of federal troops to hard-hit cities. Our panel analyzes the situation. Part 2, we remember the Civil Rights warrior John Lewis who passed away last weekend and the good trouble he inspired.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a mandate that masks must be worn in public places to limit the spread the coronavirus. Our panel tackles this issue in both segments tonight.
The governor is mandating implicit bias training for healthcare workers. It's designed to address the disproportionate impact that COVID-19 has had the minority community. In Part 2, the push to get students back in the classroom for in-person learning, despite the pandemic. President Trump threatening to withhold federal money if it doesn't happen. But is it safe?
Our first panel discusses the armed man and woman who pulled guns on a mother and teen daughter in a parking lot dispute in Orion Twp. In part 2, we look at the lack of diversity in Detroit sports media.
A man was falsely arrested based on facial recognition technology. Is it time to pull the plug or look for ways to make it better. Panel: Retired DPD Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt, Retired Judge Vonda Evans and Detroit City Councilwoman Mary Sheffield. ALSO: COVID-19 numbers on the rise in the state. Panel: Dr. Adam Rosh.
A diverse panel examines the state of police brutality including FOX 2 anchor and reporter Josh Landon who shared a terrifying story of a traffic stop. Also, a recent story by Neal Rubin of the Detroit News is forcing us to take a closer look at local statues to names synonymous with SE Michigan.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig talks about the protests around the country and why our city fared better than so many others in part 1. Then we hear from Detroit activists in part 2, about their demands for change and what it means to defund the police.
Protesters are marching together against racism and for the first time we're even seeing police officers kneeling.Can we heal a wounded nation? Part 1 Ralph Godbee, former Detroit police chief, Dr. Danielle McGuire, MSU Professor and Author, Kristina Karamo, Oakland County GOP. Part 2 Stefan Perez, teen protest organizer, Activist and Pastor Maurice Hardwick and Mary Sheffield, Detroit City Council President Pro-tem.