Flashpoint 9/12/21: Family of detained journalist and Metro Detroit native Danny Fenster open up about their hopes and fears

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Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

DETROIT – A journalist from Michigan has been held for months in jail in Myanmar. On Sunday’s episode of Flashpoint Danny Fenster’s family discussed their hopes and fears.

While no one expected the redistricting process to be easy, it is suddenly caught up in plenty of turmoil. On Sunday we took a closer look at mounting troubles for the Michigan Redistricting Commission -- and the new demands on COVID vaccines coming from President Joe Biden.

As we mark 20-years since the attacks on September 11, 2001 the extraordinary story of Michigan economist Patrick Anderson will be shared. He was on the 39th floor of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit -- and his story of escape and survival is amazing. You’ll hear it coming up.

For more on the Michigan remembers 9/11 fund, click here. Its mission is to ensure that future generations remember September 11, 2001 as a day of loss and tragedy, and as a day of heroism and sacrifice.

Segment One

Family members of Danny Fenster including Buddy Fenster and Rose Fenster.

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Two

Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of The Detroit News and Stephen Henderson, host of WDET’s show Detroit Today

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint

Segment Three

9/11 survivor and Michigan economist Patrick Anderson speaks about terror attacks

Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 episode of Flashpoint
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 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.