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  • Technician Willie Holley, 26, reworks the caliber movements of Shinola watches being assembled at its manufacturing location in the New Center Taubman building in Detroit, Michigan July 17, 2013. For nearly six decades Detroit's story has been one of relentless erosion of its once mighty manufacturing base, but even as the Motor City faces a long bankruptcy a clutch of small producers has moved in to rekindle the "Made in Detroit" brand. The largest of the city's small newcomers is a watch maker called Shinola, a Depression-era brand name purchased in 2011 when the company set up shop. Dallas-based Bedrock Manufacturing, a venture capital firm backed by Tom Kartsotis, founder of accessory firm Fossil Inc., decided to take advantage of Detroit's underutilized workforce and resonant Made-in-America mystique. Picture taken July 17, 2013. To match Feature DETROIT/MANUFACTURING       REUTERS/ Rebecca Cook  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTX127XI
    June 30, 2016  

    When it comes to luxury items, consumer minds are likely to think about some of the world’s fashion meccas. Think Paris. Milan. New York. But Detroit? One growing company would like to think so. With its line of watches, bikes, bags and other items, Shinola is aiming to have the Motor City known for more than its cars and financial woes. Special correspondent Roben Farzad reports. Continue reading

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    October 5, 2015  

    Detroit once seemed a city that stood on the threshold of unlimited possibilities. Washington Post and Detroit native David Maraniss examines that creative and booming metropolis of 50 years ago in his new book, “Once in a Great City.” Maraniss joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss that golden era and the signs of troubled times to come. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2007  

    NewsHour essayist Clarence Page shares some thoughts about Bob Seger and Detriot. He asks what happens to factory rock music when the factories are gone. Continue reading