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Gogo
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Post Number: 1195
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just a thought. Discuss..
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Tetsua
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looked good, not nearly as bland as the usual set
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Gogo
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Post Number: 1197
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:33 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I should have clarified, I meant as a permanent location. Similar to the Today Show or other NYC based broadcasters that do live shows with rockefeller or timesquare as their backdrop.

I think WDIV's reporting of the events downtown was the best, in part because they were in the heart of it all. They seem to have a van parked on the curb over there all summer long. And during the tree lighting and everyother event that goes on downtown.

Seems to me that a permanent presence on the monroe block would be ideal.
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Ndavies
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WDIV is already downtown. Their studios aren't very old. They can't be more than 15 years old. Why would they leave a fairly new purpose built building that they own?

How about we try to brign someone from out of town down to the Monroe block?
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Gogo
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know they are already downtown, but they seem the most likely to do something like this since they are almost always reporting from CMP.

I really don't care who does it, I just think someone should. I'd be happy to pluck one from the suburbs. ?
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Jt1
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

I'd be happy to pluck one from the suburbs.




Me too, but I would prefer that we pull someone from out of state. The region as a whole needs more business, not the same business pitting cities/counties against each other.
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Gogo
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'd be happy to pluck one from Ohio, but I think it'd be difficult to pluck Cincinatti's local news from Cincinatti.
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Rustic
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Post Number: 2028
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

... CBS local news ...
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Mind_field
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 11:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, bring Fox 2 or WXYZ to the Monroe block instead, and top it off with 30 floors of condos.
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Quinn
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 12:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it's a great idea, one that I've thought of many times. No better time than now since there are people downtown doing things. Why have a fake-ass set behind you when you can just have a window.

A great location would be the bank space in the first federal building...it would be awesome!
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Bagman
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 2:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard from one of the builders that they were building a studio for ch4 in the new Vistion Bldg on the 4th floor over looking CM.....
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Quinn
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 4:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Really? Well that solves it...sounds cool.
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Fury13
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 5:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Monroe Block would make an ideal location for a downtown campus building for either Wayne State or the University of Michigan.
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Gthomas
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 5:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I actually thought of that years ago ! I even wrote to WDIV and consider. Their were no answer but it seems ironic cause i chosed monroe block too. It was going to be 30 story with ground floor retail and upper floor lofts. For WDIV , I wanted it to be like MTV where you can interact with fan outside and have a large plasma screen on the outside near the front entrance , showing detroit theme videos ! Oh yeah and a marquee scroller or whatever its called! Like hockeytown .........dont mind me , im bored !
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Lmichigan
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 6:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You guys do realize that a a tv studio was proposed for the site a few years ago, right? The building was proposed as a humilating 3-4 stories. Needless to say it was dropped like it should have been.
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Crew
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Post Number: 834
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Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 6:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fury13, What programs would either university put there? Seems like an odd location for that? Are you thinking an executive MBA program or something like that?
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Crew
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Fury13, What programs would either university put there? Seems like an odd location for that. Are you thinking an executive MBA program or something like that?
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Ericdfan
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Post Number: 101
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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 10:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I enjoyed the windowed studio looking out on CMP, it is a good idea...Gets interactive with the public...during the SB coverage they were turning around every 5 minutes or so and waving and interacting with the ppl...I think its a spendid idea.
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Ro_resident
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Post Number: 140
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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 12:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fury--

UM just opened up a space at the DSO last September. http://www.tcaup.umich.edu/det roitcenter/index.html
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Quinn
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Post Number: 674
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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 12:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

as a Detroit lover and resident (and I say this so people don't flog me)...I can't wait to see someone peeing in the street in the background of a live newscast.

I'll be waiting...
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Ericdfan
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Post Number: 102
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Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 - 1:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sure they will have a rent-a-cop to prevent ppl from doing such things...

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