The nationally-televised new PBS program, Genealogy Roadshow, made a stop in Detroit, and let's just say the producer liked what he saw.
"...Here's producer Stuart Krasnow's take on Motown:
"Having never been to Detroit, I did not know what to expect when arriving to shoot an episode for the new PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow. In a word…Wow!
"My first impression was how beautiful the architecture is, both old and new. The sun was shining, and the towers downtown were gleaming, and somewhere amidst the bad press and the images the media likes to show, I had forgotten that Detroit was on the water and that Canada was visible on the other side...
"The next morning, we shot on location in Indian Village. The estate we filmed at was magnificent. The neighborhood was filled with kids on bikes, skateboarders, people jogging or walking their dogs. No one complained about our large production imprint and everyone I met pretty much wanted us to let the world know how great Detroit is. No one I met seemed like they ever wanted to live anywhere else. I sent a photo to a friend and said 'guess where I am.' 'England???' my friend texted back, thinking I had snuck out of town. 'Nope, Detroit'.
"My friend texted back a single word answer: 'Wow!'"