Clark Park featured on PBS News Hour

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.

Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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