Baltimore’s own Mike Rowe, host of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It and formerly of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs, has added his name to the list of people who’d like to rehabilitate the city’s image post-David Simon.
In a blog post published yesterday, Rowe explained that “the people in charge of nurturing Baltimore’s reputation as a destination city” have tapped him to help with a PR project called My Baltimore, which is intended to “remind the masses that there’s more to my hometown than heroin and gonorrhea.”
As it stands, My Baltimore’s budget only allows for print and radio spots. So Rowe has decided to take Somebody’s Gotta Do It to Baltimore to spend an episode showing the non-Wire side of the city. But he’s looking for suggestions of people to feature.
“Obviously, I’ve got some contacts back home, but I’d love to see what other suggestions might appear under this post,” he writes. “As always, I want to feature mostly anonymous people who love what they do — this time, in the great city of Baltimore. I’m hoping to put together an authentic hour that celebrates my hometown through the eyes of those who live there and ‘gotta do it.'”
To put in your two cents, visit Mike Rowe’s Facebook page.
[h/t] Baltimore Sun
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