Following the 9/6/2008 publishing of an article in the Washington Post, written by Ann Arbor writer Vickie Elmer, in which Faith in Action was mentioned, we received a call late Tuesday from the Today Show staff (NBC-Ann Curry). As part of their series on the "Battleground States" for the November election, they want to come to small town Michigan, i.e. Chelsea, to talk about the troubled economy. And they want to come to Faith in Action.Nancy emailed the day after the filming with this update:
They will be here to conduct some interviews and film around. I believe they will also film downtown, talk with the mayor, maybe Jiffy folks, etc., after talking to some auto workers in the Detroit area, to give the story the angle that the state's woes have filtered down even into the small communities.
Although our initial reaction was that there are probably harder hit communities in Michigan than Chelsea, we thought that any attention to our issues and the needs of the population we serve would be good, and we prayerfully hope that this is what will come through.
The filming was pretty straightforward--a local staff person asked the questions and the NY people will re-ask the question on the actual show. It's my impression that you get the "impression" of a live interview. It will be shown Thursday, 9/25, and will include many other stops/interviews from around the state.More Information and Links
- The Today Show is on NBC at 7 a.m. on weekdays. This episode is scheduled to air on Thursday, 9/25.
- Faith In Action - offering assistance and resources for those in need in the Chelsea and Dexter Communities
- The Today Show website
- 'Today Show' to broadcast from Detroit Thursday (Crain's Detroit Business)
- As Auto Jobs Vanish, Rust Spreads (Washington Post, 8/30/08)