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Fire Chief Ernest Heller Is Interviewed By Mary Stevenson For A Series At The UM TV Center, August 23, 1963

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Ann Arbor News, August 23, 1963
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Firemen Become TV Stars: Ann Arbor Fire Chief Ernest Heller (back to camera) is shown here being interviewed by Mrs. Mary Ann Stevenson, host of the University's " Through Children's Eyes" television series, as part of the filming yesterday of a series show on fire prevention and safety. The show will be seen in this area next month on Channel 7, (WXYZ-TV, Detroit), and on other Michigan television channels. Program dates have not been set. Filming of the show in front of the U-M Television Center at 310 Maynard St., drew a large number of spectators. Taking part, in addition to Heller, were Lt. Laurel Bauer, and Firemen Richard Hansen, Dean Kapp and Harry Weible. The department's aerial ladder truck was used.

Fire Chief Ernest Heller Is Interviewed By Mary Stevenson For A Series At The UM TV Center, August 23, 1963

Fire Chief Ernest Heller Is Interviewed By Mary Stevenson For A Series At The UM TV Center, August 23, 1963 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 23, 1963
Caption
Firemen Become TV Stars: Ann Arbor Fire Chief Ernest Heller (back to camera) is shown here being interviewed by Mrs. Mary Ann Stevenson, host of the University's " Through Children's Eyes" television series, as part of the filming yesterday of a series show on fire prevention and safety. The show will be seen in this area next month on Channel 7, (WXYZ-TV, Detroit), and on other Michigan television channels. Program dates have not been set. Filming of the show in front of the U-M Television Center at 310 Maynard St., drew a large number of spectators. Taking part, in addition to Heller, were Lt. Laurel Bauer, and Firemen Richard Hansen, Dean Kapp and Harry Weible. The department's aerial ladder truck was used.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Alma Wheeler Smith

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:01am

Alma Wheeler Smith was born in 1941. She recalls attending Civil Rights meetings in Ann Arbor with her parents. Her father Albert H. Wheeler was the first African American mayor of Ann Arbor (1975-78). Smith worked for nearly a decade as a TV producer before becoming a politician. Smith (D) served in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Michigan delegation from 2005-2010 representing the 54th District.  Prior to her tenure in the U.S. House, Smith served in the Michigan Senate representing the 18th District from 1995-2002.

Alma Wheeler Smith was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.