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WDIV-TV Teams with the Michigan Chronicle for Historic 24-hour Streaming Event

May 31, 2024

Graham Media Group's WDIV-TV (Detroit) (Local 4) in an unprecedented collaboration with the Michigan Chronicle, has announced a historic 24-hour streaming event on June 3, beginning at 6 a.m. and ending on June 4 at 6 a.m. Anchor/Reporter Karen Drew will spend 24 nonstop hours in the community of Highland Park celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Mama Shu and addressing the victories and ongoing needs of the city. The groundbreaking event will air live across multiple platforms, including Local 4 Plus, ClickonDetroit and throughout the day on Local 4.

The event will offer an immersive storytelling experience through the eyes of four diverse families from Highland Park, showcasing their daily lives, challenges and aspirations. Drew, along with three live streaming cameras, will provide continuous coverage, capturing real-time moments and intimate narratives from the heart of the community.

“I’ve been covering Mama Shu’s contributions to Highland Park for many years, and they are nothing short of legendary. This event is our tribute to her and the city and a call to action for the future,” says Drew. “I wanted to do this to let viewers witness the resilience and spirit of the community.”

Bob Ellis, general manager of Local 4 emphasized the significance of the event and the partnership. “Our collaboration with the Michigan Chronicle underscores our commitment to community storytelling and the powerful role of local media in fostering understanding and change. We are proud to bring this multiplatform, historic event to life.”

"As someone raised in Highland Park, I have witnessed firsthand the tenacity and resolve of this community. This 24-hour streaming event is not just a celebration of Mama Shu's extraordinary contributions but also a testament to the enduring strength and potential of Highland Park,” says Hiram E. Jackson, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle. “The Michigan Chronicle’s collaboration with WDIV Local 4 highlights our commitment to telling the stories that matter most to our community and inspiring collective action for a brighter future."

This historic event will culminate in a one-hour special on Local 4 Plus airing on June 26.

“What we see in those 24 hours will be the story we tell in our one-hour special on Local 4 Plus,” says Drew. “It’s a chance for the audience to see the behind the scenes of storytelling as it happens.”

The special will be followed by a town hall to continue the conversation and help inspire collective action.

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