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Published on Nov 22, 2008
Motor City Celebrities is an original documentary series showcasing the biographies of Detroits most recognized names and faces of yesterday and today. Featuring up close and personal interviews with the celebrities and those who know them best, this program will open a window of intimacy into their private lives from their childhood beginnings all the way to their illustrious careers Detroiters have come to embrace. This episode features Lou Gordon. The man who fate and circumstance cast into the role of the peoples advocate is brought back to life through an oral history by his children as well as former Michigan attorney general Frank Kelley, former state Supreme Court justice Charles Levin, and WKBD news anchor Amyre Makupson among others. Old photos and classic clips from the Lou Gordon Program aid in the reconstruction of a clothing salesman who was determined to become a force in local politics by expressing strong opinions while exposing elements of phoniness in an endless pursuit of the truth. See how this journey led him into pioneering the hard hitting talk show filled with controversial gotcha moments that had audiences talking everywhere long before todays cable news channels and trash TV. Detroit has never before or since encountered a flamboyant character like Lou Gordon who became a kingmaker by championing the causes of the little guy.