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Detroit’s Iconic Anchor, Bill Bonds, Dies at 82

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In Detroit, there were news anchors, and then there was Bill Bonds. “People automatically thought Bonds when they thought news,” Amyre Makupson, a former anchor at WKBD, told the Detroit Free Press. “Whether you liked him or not, whether you liked his opinions or not, he made news not boring.”

Bonds, who anchored at WXYZ from the mid-1960′s through the 1990′s, died of a heart attack Saturday. The station aired extensive coverage of Bonds’ life and career Saturday night.

Former WXYZ general manager Jeanne Findlater told the Free Press managing Bonds was a “nonstop job…It was as frustrating an experience as I ever had. It was, in equal measure, a rewarding experience.” As the newspaper recalled, Bonds’ private life was as well-known as his work on TV:
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Prisoner Sues WJBK for Belittling His Desire for Porn

A Detroit prisoner who says he suffers from “chronic masturbation syndrome” is suing WJBK for running a story earlier this year about his quest to get access to pornography while behind bars, according to the Detroit Free Press.

In July, 22-year-old Kyle Richards, who is currently serving time for bank robbery, filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections as well as Gov. Rick Snyder requesting that jails allow prisoners access to personal TVs and porn.  At the time, WJBK apparently aired a story about Richards’ unusual lawsuit–which was eventually dismissed–and now he is suing the Fox O&O for slander (alas, TVSpy has been unable to find video of the story).

Richards is seeking $20 million and an apology from the station. Read more