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Published on Nov 22, 2008
From home video to traffic lights to La-Z-Boy furniture, they were ideas that changed the world, captivated our imagination, and redefined the way we live. And believe it or not, these famous products and more got their start in Michigan. Find out how it all happened, meet the inventors, see the amazing list of discoveries, and get the real story behind their success. Dont miss this spectacular tribute to people, places, and things that put Michigan on the map alongside the auto industrys Big Three! PROGRAM VIGNETTES Faygo Vernors Traffic Light Upton Machine Company (Whirlpool) Trimline Telephone Northland Center Americas first shopping mall Grand Rapids First city in America to treat tap water with fluoride Spic and Span La-Z-Boy WWJ-AM Americas first commercial radio station Magnetic Video Creation of the home video industry Woodward Avenue Americas first paved road Davison Freeway Americas first freeway Edward N. Hines Founder of the divided road Shrine Circus Kelly Services Dick Tracy Upjohn Ford Airport Herman Miller Company Invention of the office cubical WXYZ-AM The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet Michigan State University Americas first school of agriculture Snow plow Parke Davis Gibson Guitars