From the Vault: Dwayne X. Riley goes to Hell

Classic Riley’s World story from 1987

From August 3, 1987.
From August 3, 1987.

HELL, Mich. – For us in news media, we are frequently told by adoring viewers to do stories in Hell.

Our passionate fans are so spirited in their requests that most emails don’t even tell us what they want us to cover in the Livingston County community, just enthusiastic requests that we “Go to Hell!”

In August 1987, Local 4′s own Dwayne X. Riley visited the community -- located north of Ann Arbor and south of Pinckney -- to get the inside scoop on Hell. Speaking with locals, they discuss the theories on why the area is called Hell and the age old question: How hot is it in Hell?

“It’s hot enough, I tell ya, to make a man crawl into an ice chest,” Riley said.

You can watch the full Riley’s World story from 1987 in the video player above.



About the Author:

Dane is a producer and media enthusiast. He previously worked freelance video production and writing jobs in Michigan, Georgia and Massachusetts. Dane graduated from the Specs Howard School of Media Arts.