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SHOTLIST:

SOURCE - ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Detroit - File

1. Wide, Detroit skyline

2. Wide, Detroit skyline seen from Detroit River

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3. Mid. Giant fist statue

4. Wide. Municipal building entrance

5. Close. Statue outside municipal building entrance

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SOURCE: POOL - EMBARGO DETROIT

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Orr, State-Appointed Emergency City Manager (Transcript Below)

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Detroit - 18 July, 2013

7. Wide. General Motors Headquarters

8. Wide. Monorail above city street

9. Close. Sing on Coleman A. Young Municipal Center

10. Mid. Monorail

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SOURCE: POOL - EMBARGO DETROIT

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Orr, State-Appointed Emergency City Manager (Transcript Below)

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Detroit - File

12. Wide. Buildings in Detroit

13. Wide. Abandoned building

14. Mid. Graffiti on side of abandoned building

15. Wide. More graffiti on abandoned building

16. Wide. Entrance to Detroit Police Mini Station

17. Wide. Abandoned house

18. Mid. Plants growing over playground equipment

19. Wide. Houses

20. Mid. House

21. Wide. Basketball hoop

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SOURCE: MIGHIGAN GOVERNOR'S OFFICE HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL

Lansing, Michigan - 18 July, 2013

22. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Governor Rick Snyder, (R) Michigan (transcript below)

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Detroit - 18 July, 2013

23. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Everett Cottrell, Detroit Resident (transcript below)

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Detroit - File

24. Wide. Entrance to Comerica Park (home of MLB Detroit Tigers)

25. Close. Tiger statue outside Comerica Park

26. Wide. Street outside Comerica Park, people walking

27. Wide. Tigers AL-Central Division Champions banners outside signs outside stadium

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

TRACK-1

DETROIT IS NOW THE LARGEST U-S CITY TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY.

THE POSSIBILITY OF FILING HAS BEEN HANGING OVER THE CITY FOR MONTHS.

THE CITY COULD LAY OFF MUNICIPAL WORKERS, RAISE FEES AND CUT SERVICES, ALTHOUGH THE STATE-APPOINTED EMERGENCY MANAGER DOWNPLAYED THAT POSSIBILITY.

SOUNDBITE (English) Kevyn Orr, State-appointed Emergency City Manager

"Services will remain open, paychecks will be made, bills will be paid, nothing changes from the standpoint of the ordinary citizen's perspective."

TRACK-2

DETROIT HAS PAID ITS BILLS FOR DECADES BY BORROWING MONEY, WHILE STRUGGLING TO PROVIDE BASIC SERVICES.

THE CITY FILED FOR CHAPTER NINE BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT TO DEFAULT ON A LARGE PORTION OF ITS 14-BILLION DOLLAR PUBLIC DEBT.

SOUNDBITE (English) Kevyn Orr, State-appointed Emergency City Manager

"And so we eventually decided that it was an appropriate time to file for Chapter 9 protection.

TRACK-3

DETROIT'S DECLINE CAN BE BLAMED ON NUMEROUS FACTORS.

THE AUTO INDUSTRY BEGAN MOVING FACTORIES OUT IN THE LATE 19-60'S.

THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY DECLINING PROPERTY VALUES AND TAX REVENUES, PLUS SOARING CRIME.

THE CITY'S POPULATION, CLOSE TO TWO MILLION IN 1950, IS NOW AROUND 700-THOUSAND, LEAVING WHOLE NEIGHBORHOODS PRACTICALLY DESERTED.

WHILE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SAY THE BANKRUPTCY WILL GIVE DETROIT A MUCH-NEEDED CHANCE TO RESTRUCTURE ITS FINANCES, RESIDENTS SAY IT'S A FINAL BLOW TO CIVIC PRIDE.

SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Michigan

"From a financial point of view, let me be blunt: Detroit's broke."

SOUNDBITE (English) Everett Cottrell, Detroit Resident:

"It's a dump now. Detroit can't even handle its own business? That's sad."

TRACK-4

THE BANKRUPTCY NEEDS THE APPROVAL OF A FEDERAL JUDGE.

IT'S EXPECTED TO LAST MIDWAY THROUGH NEXT YEAR.

SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

 

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