Local 4 Special – “Failure in Flint: Inside the Water Crisis”
WDIV-TV Local 4 (Detroit) and ClickOnDetroit presented “Failure in Flint: Inside the Water Crisis,” an hour-long special about the Flint Water Crisis on Tuesday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Carmen Harlan and Devin Scillian were live from Flint, MI to examine the dramatic impact of the decision to stop buying water from the city of Detroit, the latest on the devastating health effects, and what the next steps will be to find solutions to this crisis.
Hank Winchester, Local 4’s consumer reporter, continued his in-depth investigating of the impact this emergency is having on the community of Flint – most importantly, the children.
Local 4’s investigative unit, The Defenders, took viewers through the latest on the FBI investigation, the reality for the citizens of Flint, and what will make Flint’s water safe again.
In addition to reporting by Harlan, Scillian, and Winchester, Local 4’s Kevin Dietz, Karen Drew, and Kimberly Gill contributed to the news special.
Gill profiled the “Faces of Flint” and the impact this disaster will have for years to come. “Faces of Flint” is an NBC News and WDIV-TV partnership that gives a platform to the children of Flint. There are multiple ways to follow the story using the hashtag #FacesOfFlint on social media.
“Local 4 News is dedicated to seeing the stories of Flint through until residents have safe tap water, the infrastructure is fixed, and the policy makers ensure that this will not ever happen again,” said Local 4 News Director Kim Voet.