Around the Nation

Financial Momentum Builds For RoboCop Statue

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/133834124/133831959" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Pressure is building on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. A group wants to build a statue in the city that would honor RoboCop, the fictional cyborg at the center of a movie based in Detroit. The movie portrays Detroit as a nightmare city, but organizers think the statue will promote the city. They've raised $50,000 to build it.

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Pressure is building on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. A group wants to build a statue in the city. It would honor RoboCop, the fictional cyborg at the center of a movie based in Detroit. The movie portrays Detroit as a nightmare city, but organizers think the statue will promote the city. And now they've raised $50,000 to build it. So now it's up to the mayor, who so far says he doesn't see the value in this project.

You are listening to MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2011 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from