Flashpoint 11/29/20: New Ford CEO talks taking over amid global health crisis, major industry shift

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Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – For many, the coronavirus pandemic has been a difficult time -- separating loved ones from one another, causing job loss and health scares.

For Detroiter Jim Farley, the pandemic has also signaled a significant change in his life: replacing Jim Hackett as CEO of Ford Motor Company.

On Sunday, we talked with Farley about what it means for him to take over as CEO in the middle of a worldwide health crisis and a seismic shift in the mobility world.

We also talked with leaders of local food banks and how they’re faring amid the pandemic, which has caused food insecurity for many Metro Detroit families.

You can watch the entire episode of Flashpoint in the video player above, or separate segments below.

Segment One

New Ford Motor Company CEO Jim Farley

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest; Gerry Brisson, President and CEO of Gleaners Community Food Bank

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 episode of Flashpoint


About the Author:

Devin Scillian is equally at home on your television, on your bookshelf, and on your stereo. Devin anchors the evening newscasts for Local 4. Additionally, he moderates Flashpoint, Local 4's Sunday morning news program. He is also a best-selling author of children's books, and an award-winning musician and songwriter.