by Ward Mullens, Published December 13, 2010
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin will be one of the key leaders featured as part of a new CBS Detroit/WWJ-TV special, "Reinventing Michigan." The half-hour program will be broadcast Monday, Dec. 13 from 6 - 6:30 p.m. Repeat broadcasts will take place Saturday, Dec. 18, 11-11:30 a.m., and Sunday, Dec. 19, 8:30-9 a.m.
The program focuses on the massive change sweeping across Michigan - and what is ahead as new government leadership works to reinvent the state. The special is the latest installment of the CBS Detroit "Eye On The Future" programming. The Emmy- winning "Eye On The Future" team of Executive Producer/host Carol Cain and Videographer/editor Paul Pytlowany travel the state to provide a front row seat as they talk to those making decisions and also those being impacted.
The program includes a look at Eastern's new $90 million Science Complex and as example of the kind of project that is helping to reshape Michigan. It also features Eastern student Nick Marek of Westland. Marek is studying film and planning to work in Michigan's burgeoning film industry after graduation.
"Eastern plays a significant role in the state's future," said President Martin. "The new Science Complex is one example of how we are working to put the needs of students first, preparing them for the jobs that are key to reinventing Michigan."
Also interviewed for the program are Governor-Elect Rick Snyder, Teamster President James P. Hoffa, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, actor Jeff Daniels, businessmen Dick DeVos and A. Alfred Taubman, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, and Macomb County Executive-Elect Mark Hackel.