Thursday, May 01, 2008

Three Years Ahead of the Media

The Detroit Free Press reported recently that Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick demanded that his friend Bobby Ferguson get a part of construction contract for the original effort to redevelop the historic Book-Cadillac Hotel. More importantly, they reported that the costs associated with this were a large part of the original effort falling apart; dealing the hotel's re-opening by more than a year.

This would be news if it weren't for one thing: I reported the same thing in my documentary on that hotel, Checking In: The Story of the Book-Cadillac Hotel.

And my documentary wrapped production in June of 2005.

There you have it. The Detroit Free Press. Now only three years behind the curve on their stories.

For anyone who is interested, you can see an except of my documentary - narrated by the extremely talented Ann Marie Weinert - on-line here. You can also buy the DVD by clicking here.

Folks in the mainstream media just might want to check my film out, if only so they can see what else they are behind the curve on.

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