We're not huge fans of the PBS NewsHour. The late Alexander Cockburn once called the show "narcotizing" and "humorless," and said that the show's fans "often talk about it in terms normally reserved for unpalatable but nutritious breakfast foods: unalluring, perhaps, to the frivolous news consumer, but packed full of fiber."
But a segment that aired last night got us wide awake. It was a brief piece on the way Clark Park has survived in Detroit, thanks to generous involvement of the people who live there. The piece was produced at Detroit Public Television by intern Evan Gulock this year. It's worth a look, and shows a part of Detroit that is healthy thanks to immigration and a strong sense of community.