Morning Show Insider: Family Days


Evrod Cassimy: Family days are so important and so much fun. Sunday was family day for me, my wife and our two boys. We started the day out by letting the kids ride bikes in the driveway in the pajamas. Then we got ready for what would be a long day. We went to the Tigers game at Comerica Park. It was a hot one but they won! From there we went to the Red Wings game, a first for my wife and youngest son. It was great to cool off inside, and they won as well! We ended the evening with dinner at Bakersfield across the way from Little Caesars Arena. My oldest son loves riding those electric scooters so we did that as well.

The family went home but I went on over to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the Hitsville Honors Motown 60th Anniversary fundraising dinner and concert. It was simply AMAZING!

As I was making my way to my seat I spotted a guy with wild hair and sunglasses. I was so excited! It was Redfoo from the group LMFAO. He's the son of Motown Records founder, Berry Gordy. We took a quick photo and I made my way to my seat a few seats down from him. Later, in walked his father, Mr. Gordy himself. So cool! The night would see appearances and performances from many people like, Ne-Yo, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Velvelettes, Lee Daniels, Suzanne de Passe, Hill Harper, Big Sean and many more. It was such a great way to honor Motown's 60th anniversary. I was truly honored to be a part of it all.

See you in the morning!

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Here's what's coming up on Monday, September 23, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- 🍂 Falling into Fall

Tuesday will start on the cool side with morning lows in the mid 50s, which means many suburbs will be flirting with 40s tomorrow morning. We will see a nice mix of sun and clouds with lighter winds WSW 5-12 mph and highs will hang in the mid 70s around SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario. We do have a chance for a few rain and thundershowers Wednesday afternoon with highs in the mid 70s and gusty winds SW 10-20 mph gusting 20-30 mph. 

  • Get the full forecast here

All Morning -- 🚧 Construction Season

Another day, another orange barrel. It seems like more and more are popping up across Metro Detroit. From I-94 to I-75, Kim DeGiulio will also be watching the roads for us all morning. She'll have any construction updates and traffic trouble spots.

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here

All Morning -- 🗳️ National Voter Registration Day

Are you registered to vote? Tuesday is the day to double check! There are so many big things happening in politics right now and your voice counts! There are events happening around town to get you registered. We'll help you with that and cover all the important issues throughout the political season.

6:40 a.m. -- 🍴 Tasty Tuesday

Good food, good drinks and good fun. That's what's on the menu at this Macomb County barbecue spot. Let's just say our newsroom devoured it when it showed up at the Local 4 studio. Brandon Roux will take us inside on Tuesday.


   🤔 ICYMI

🎶 Today's Trivia Retake 

Every weekday morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

  • Monday Question: What year was the Motown Museum founded?
  • Answer: 1985
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

📅 National Days: September 24th

  • National Cherries Jubilee Day
  • National Punctuation Day
  • Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving
  • National Voter Registration Day
  • Innergize Day 

📜 History Highlights: September 24th

  • In 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America's federal court system and creating the post of attorney general.
  • In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as "Black Friday" after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.
  • In 1960, "The Howdy Doody Show" ended a nearly 13-year run with its final telecast on NBC.
  • In 1988, members of the eastern Massachusetts Episcopal diocese elected Barbara C. Harris the first female bishop in the church's history.
  • In 1996, the United States and 70 other countries became the first to sign a treaty at the United Nations to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons. (The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty has yet to enter into force because of the refusal so far of eight nations — including the United States — to ratify it.)
  • In 2016: The new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors in Washington, D.C

🎁 Celebrity Birthdays: September 24th

Celebrating a birthday Tuesday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

  • Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 80. 
  • Singer Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers is 77. 
  • News anchor Lou Dobbs is 74. 
  • Actor Gordon Clapp ("NYPD Blue") is 71. 
  • Actor Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules: Legendary Journeys") is 61. 
  • Actress-writer Nia Vardalos ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") is 57. 

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