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Can Auto Show Shine In Front Of Ugly Backdrop?

Cars, more cars and bankruptcy? The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the biggest car event of the year, and it is happening against the backdrop of bailouts and bankruptcies. We offer a look inside.

You can also read Madeleine Brand's blog entry on being barred from the Mercedes party here.

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Alex Cohen
Alex Cohen is the reporter for NPR's fastest-growing daily news program, Day to Day where she has covered everything from homicides in New Orleans to the controversies swirling around the frosty dessert known as Pinkberry.
Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).