Autoline This Week Episode Archives



Show 1906

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/19 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/22 @ 10:30am ET

“Second at Ford”

Joe Hinrichs, EVP & President, The Americas, Ford, Alisa Priddle, Detroit Free Press, Mike Ramsey, The Wall Street Journal. Topic: Ford in the Americas.

Joe Hinrichs has been with the Ford Motor Company since 2000. Starting out as a plant manager, and gaining experience in a variety of positions throughout the company since then, today he finds himself at Glass House in Dearborn. These days he has worked his way up to executive vice president of the company as well as the man in charge of The Americas for Ford. Though the classic org chart might show any number of executives on the line just below President & CEO Mark Fields, if you quiz analysts and reporters alike, most will tell you Joe Hinrichs is indeed “Second at Ford.” And he is also this week's special guest on Autoline. Joining host John McElroy to discuss the state of Ford today with Joe is Alisa Priddle from the Detroit Free Press and the Wall Street Journal’s Mike Ramsey.

Show 1905

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/29 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/1 @ 10:30am ET

“The Economists”

Dr. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford; Charles Chesbrough, Senior Principal Economist, IHS Automotive. Topic: 2015 Auto Industry Financial Outlook.

The economy is growing. Automakers are building cars and trucks that customers want. And car sales, in fact, are nearly back to the glory days before the fall as they push 17 million in the U.S. But are things really that great or are we wearing rose-colored glasses? On this week’s Autoline John McElroy is joined by some of the top economists in the auto industry for their perspectives on where we are. His guests include: Dr. Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, General Motors; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford; Charles Chesbrough, Senior Principal Economist, IHS Automotive.

Show 1904

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/22 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/25 @ 10:30am ET

“Ward's Top Ten Engines”

Drew Winter, WardsAuto, Tom Murphy, WardsAuto, Christie Schweinsberg, WardsAuto. Topic: Ward's Top Ten Engines.

If you’re interested in horsepower, MPGs and all things under the hood, this week’s Autoline is right up your alley. John is joined by the editors from Ward’s who discuss which powertrains made their Top Ten Engines for 2015. Drew Winter, Tom Murphy, Christie Schweinsberg talk to John McElroy about who made the grade and why.

Show 1903

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/15 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/18 @ 10:30am ET

“In Charge at Chrysler”

Al Gardner, President & CEO, Chrysler Brand, Lindsay Brooke, SAE, Mike Wayland, The Detroit News. Topic: Chrysler Brand.

He may be a Brit working for a quasi-Italian company running an All-American brand, but don’t be fooled. Al Gardner has a long history with the Chrysler Corporation. In fact, he started with the company back in 1986 and has worked his way up to where he is now in charge of the Chrysler brand for FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). Joining Mr. Gardner and John McElroy on today’s Autoline panel is Lindsay Brooke from SAE and The Detroit News’ Mike Wayland.

Show 1902

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/8 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/11 @ 10:30am ET

“Autoline Executive of the Year”

Neil De Koker, OESA, Dave Cole, AutoHarvest, Ed Lapham, Automotive News (Retired). Topic: The top auto execs of 2014.

Join John McElroy and three members of his blue ribbon panel as they discuss this year’s candidates for Autoline Automotive Executive of the Year. Among this year’s contenders are Akio Toyoda the head of the world’s largest car company, Toyota and his Italian counterpart from Fiat-Chrysler Sergio Marchionne.

Show 1901

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/1 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/4 @ 10:30am ET

“A GM Legacy”

Mark Reuss, EVP, Global Product, General Motors, Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader.com, Jeff Bennett, The Wall Street Journal. Topic: GM product.

Mark Reuss has been around General Motors for so much of his life, if cut he probably would bleed GM blue. Not only was his father Lloyd a former GM president, but Mark himself – who has been with the corporation for over 20 years – started as an intern and has now risen to Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain -- in essence the Number 2 position in America’s largest auto company. He joins John McElroy along with his panel on this very special edition of Autoline THIS WEEK.


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