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Charlie LeDuff: Detroit, An American Autopsy

Ray talks to Fox 2 Detroit’s Charlie LeDuff on his book about his hometown:

This is one reason Charlie LeDuff is my favorite TV news person:

There are countless other examples. Charlie is also dead serious about his hometown of Detroit, as well as his belief that what’s happening in Detroit could happen anywhere else. His book is riveting, funny, sad, yet ends with a glimmer of hope, however faint that glimmer might be.  Sure, the stories on Kwame Kilpatrick and Monica Conyers are hilarious, but the stories of firefighters with holes in their gear or the firefighter who died because his gear was worn out and should have been replaced should piss us off.

I very much enjoyed this interview, and I hope you do, too.  And buy the book.