EPISODE 5 OF “DETROIT VS. DETROITERS” WITH TV HISTORTIAN TIM KISKA IS NOW AVAILABLE

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Detroit television historian Tim Kiska joins Mike Geeter and Seth Resler to talk about the fifth episode of Comedy Central’s show, Detroiters. They discuss Soupy Sales, U of M, and the evolving television landscape.
Here’s what they discussed:
-Tim is the author of From Soupy to Nuts! A History of Detroit Television and the co-author of Detroit Television.
-Within Michigan, there is a big rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State. There is also a rivalry between University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
-Dearborn has a very large Arab-American population.
-The Hustle is a popular dance in Detroit.
-The Detroit News owned WWJ was the first TV station in the air in Detroit.
-Soupy Sales was a popular TV host in Detroit from 1953 to 1960. He saved ABC.
-Clyde Adler was the puppeteer behind White Fang and other characters for Soupy.
-Mike loved to watch The Ghoul Show and Godzilla Week.
-Mike once appeared on the TV show Kelly and Company.
-Trivia:
Q: The daughter of which famous author married Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra?
A: Clara Clemmons, daughter of Mark Twain.
-Recommendations:
Food: Evie’s Tamales.
Drink: The Mercury Bar.
Entertainment: Comerica Park.
DETROIT VS. DETROITERS PODCAST – TIM KISKA