David Maraniss on Detroit’s story and defending Erin Andrews.

Detroit in 1963: When a Shining Star Is Also a Dying Star

Detroit in 1963: When a Shining Star Is Also a Dying Star

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 8 2016 5:43 PM

What Detroit Gave America

Author David Maraniss tells the story of the city that brought us cars, Motown, the labor movement, and the civil rights movement.

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The Detroit skyline in the 1960s.

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Listen to Episode 450 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, a new SAT is here, and the Today show has already failed the test. Author David Maraniss tells the story of an inflection point for Detroit from his book Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story. For the Spiel, no one is being offered 55 million dollars to be spied on naked.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.