The Heart of Detroit is a groundbreaking public service initiative. Airing weekly during Local 4 News (Detroit) at 5 p.m. and then on and, The Heart of Detroit will share inspiring stories of metro Detroiters with heart and everyday people who step up to help make our community a better place to live. Viewers will follow Mitch through documentary-style videos as he profiles unsung local heroes who spend countless hours sacrificing to make others less hungry, less troubled, less impoverished or just a little happier. Subjects are interviewed live on Live in the D on Friday mornings and episodes are rerun during Flashpoint on Sunday mornings.

Episodes from The Heart of Detroit:

The Heart of Detroit is produced by Fat Dog Entertainment.

I have been taught that giving is living, I see so many people in metro Detroit who live – and give – that way, but are never celebrated the way we do a rock star, actor, athlete or even a reality show figure.  These unsung inspirations deserve to have their stories told. And that’s what I hope to do.

Mitch Albom

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Contributions and donations inspired by The Heart of Detroit will be directed solely towards the causes or persons profiled in the segments.

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Tell us your story!

The show producers are looking for inspirational stories of individuals, families, businesses and organizations in our area that are doing great work in their community, overcoming odds, or simply living lives that inspire others.

Please email us your story or the story of your hero nomination to or fill out the form.  Please include all needed contact information. A producer will contact you if your nomination is selected.

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