Michigan Editor

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Forgotten City Ptart 2

This is part 2 of a 1/2 hour program that I edited back in November of 2009.

What started with a phone call to the Problem Solvers soon exploded into a story that garnered international media coverage.

You first met 87-year-old Marabel Chanin in August of 2008; she was the last one -- desperate and alone -- in her section of Robinwood Street, arguably Detroit's worst nook. She died there alone soon-after, and for months lay bagged in the Wayne County Morgue. There she was joined with dozens of other bodies stalled at death's door -- waiting to be claimed and buried.

The response that followed was unmatched -- money was raised for funerals, families discovered long lost loved ones at the morgue and now there's resolution in a solution.

FOX 2's Brad Edwards got that first voice mail from Marabel, befriended her, lost, found and now discovers her back-story. Join us for a never before seen look at life and death in the 'D' and the change exacted by Marabel's cry.

The Forgotten City Part 1

"I'm not going to lie, I wasn't excited about doing this project. Brad brought it to me about a month before it was supposed to air, and I had no enthusiasm to move forward. However, after completing the morgue part of special, I got intrigued. For one, it was shot well, by my friend Jeremy Dunbar. So anything he shoots I pretty much know I'll have good video to work with. Lots of nats, angles, moves...just an all around good piece. So after that it sort of got the ball rolling. Even though I never thought it would end, it eventually did, and the comments received were well worth the hard work that I put into it. I also shot some neighborhood shots...really sad to see, but I was hopeful that we were doing something good to help change the problem."

Thursday, February 4, 2010