New Segment “Heart of Detroit” Airs 9-22

Sep 13, 2011 | News | 0 comments

What happens when people with heart step up to do the right thing?

Mitch Albom will be exploring this very question with The Heart of Detroit, a groundbreaking public service initiative. Airing weekly during Local 4 News (Detroit) at 5 p.m. and then on, The Heart of Detroit will share inspiring stories of metro Detroiters with heart and everyday people who step up to help make our community a better place to live. Viewers will follow Mitch through documentary-style videos as he profiles unsung local heroes who spend countless hours sacrificing to make others less hungry, less troubled, less impoverished or just a little happier.

“I have been taught that giving is living, I see so many people in metro Detroit who live – and give – that way, but are never celebrated the way we do a rock star, actor, athlete or even a reality show figure.  These unsung inspirations deserve to have their stories told. And that’s what I hope to do.”  –Mitch Albom

The Heart of Detroit Airs Weekly on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Premieres September 22

Watch The Heart of Detroit

  • Local 4 News (WDIV-Detroit) at 5 p.m.
  • Re-broadcast Sunday mornings, immediately following Flashpoint with Devin Scillian at 10 a.m


NOMINATE A HERO: Tell us your story!

The Heart of Detroit is focused on the unsung heroes of Southeast Michigan.  The show producers are looking for inspirational stories of individuals, families, businesses and organizations in our area that are doing great work in their community, overcoming odds, or simply living lives that inspire others.

Please email us your story or the story of your hero nomination to or fill out the form here (preferred).  Please include all contact information: email, telephone number(s) and address. A producer will contact you if your nomination is selected.




Contributions and donations inspired by The Heart of Detroit will be directed solely towards the causes or persons profiled in the segments.  The Heart of Detroit is produced by Fat Dog Entertainment.


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