4 things to watch for -- Friday, November 15th


Jason Carr: I miss The Papers.

Not the Pentagon Papers or the Panama Papers. The NEWSpapers. Detroit News. Detroit Free Press. USA Today. Wall Street Journal. Weekly World News.

Kidding/not kidding about that last one.

There was something special about getting the paper, bringing it in, sitting down with a hot cup of coffee or Lipton lemon-and-sugar tea. I was so enamored of this experience I pursued newspapers as a career after working at MSU’s The State News almost my entire time at State. I was the editorial cartoonist, staff/masthead artist, writer and columnist. I have all the rejection letters from the recession of 1992 to prove it; Arizona Republic, Milwaukee Journal, Seattle Times, etc. They all said no.

But I said yes to newspapers and their journalists! Household names, I tells ya!

Bob Talbert, Susan Stark, Tim Kiska, Hugh McDiarmid, Charlie Vincent, Joe Falls, Terry Lawson, Susan Tompor, Julie Hinds, and too many more to mention.

Man there was nothing like reading the paper front to back, checking out the hijinks of the comic strip Family Circus (actually terrible), perusing Parade magazine or the TV guide, seeing the sales at Jacobson’s, Winkleman’s and Crowley’s. And the movie listings! I’m not sure what they were showing at the Melody Arts or the Pussycat but it had to be good since it was ADULTS ONLY.

Finally, in your family was it A Thing to not “mess up” the paper before your father had a chance to read it? Good times.

Here’s what’s coming up on Friday, November 15, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- A Little Warmer

Friday will be a little warmer starting with morning temps in the mid 20s with clouds beginning to break up at least a little. That means we’ll see a nice blend of sun and clouds through the afternoon with highs near 40°F but most of us end up in the upper 30s. There’s a dry cold front sweeping across the Great Lakes Region late Friday which sets us up for a cool Saturday. Any hunters heading north will experience mainly 20s to low 30s Friday through the weekend with mostly dry conditions other than some scattered snow showers on Sunday morning/midday.

  • Get the full forecast here

Kim DeGiulio will also be watching the roads.

All Morning -- Dinosaurs in Detroit!

Detroit is transforming to the days of the dinosaurs this weekend. Jurassic World Live is coming to Little Caesars Arena and we've got your behind the scenes look at all the fun. We'll also be giving away some tickets.

6:10 a.m. -- Fitness Friday

It's getting colder and harder to workout outside, so we're here to help. One local place is combining cycling with partying! We'll take you inside Vibe Ride Detroit. Friday, we'll focus on weights and cycling.

6:45 a.m. -- Your Neighborhood

Evrod Cassimy: Meet a woman with a passion for children and make sure that they don't go hungry over the weekends. She spends her time working to fight food insecurity and making sure that kids are fed. We'll also share how you can help.


❓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.

  • Thursday Question: It’s actor Patrick Warburton’s birthday! What was his character’s name in the hit TV show ‘Seinfeld’?
  • Answer: David Puddy
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

National Days: November 15th

  • National Bundt (Pan) Day
  • National Philanthropy Day
  • National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • National Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
  • National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
  • America Recycles Day

History Highlights: November 15th

  • In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation.
  • In 1937, at the U.S. Capitol, members of the House and Senate met in air-conditioned chambers for the first time.
  • In 1966, the flight of Gemini 12, the final mission of the Gemini program, ended successfully as astronauts James A. Lovell and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. splashed down safely in the Atlantic after spending four days in orbit.
  • In 2008: Gay rights supporters marched in cities coast to coast to protest the vote that banned gay marriage in California.
  • In 2013: Dressed in a black Batman costume, 5-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott fulfilled his wish to be his favorite superhero, fighting villains and rescuing a damsel in distress in an elaborate fantasy staged by the city of San Francisco and arranged by the Make-a-Wish Foundation. (The event cost the city $105,000, but the tab was picked up by the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.)
  • In 2017: Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals won his third Cy Young award; Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber was the winner in the American League.

Celebrity Birthdays: November 15th

Celebrating a birthday Friday? 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 --

  • Actor Ed Asner is 90.
  • Actor Sam Waterston (“Law and Order”) is 79.
  • Actor James Widdoes (“Animal House”) is 66.
  • Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 62.
  • Comedian Judy Gold is 57.
  • Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 45.


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