Autoline This Week Episode Archives



Show 2006

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/11 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/14 @ 10:30am ET

“Driving Matters”

Robert Davis, SVP, Mazda USA Operations, Mazda NA; Dutch Mandel, Autoweek; Todd Lassa, Automobile. Topic: Mazda.

Driving has always mattered at Mazda. From its iconic “Zoom-Zoom” tagline to classic cars like the Miata to its involvement with motorsports, this small Japanese company remains a favorite of automotive enthusiasts around the world. Joining John McElroy on this special edition of Autoline is the Senior Vice President of Mazda’s North American Operations, Robert Davis. Rounding out the panel are Todd Lassa from Automobile and Dutch Mandel of Autoweek.

Show 2005

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 2/4 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/7 @ 10:30am ET

“The Economy Through Automaker Eyes”

Mustafa Mohatarem, Chief Economist, GM; Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford; Charles Chesbrough, Sr. Principal Economist, IHS Automotive. Topic: Auto Economic Outlook.

Back in the day, General Motors was so big there was a famous quote that went: if GM sneezes, America catches cold. Even though its stranglehold on the economy is not as great as it once was, GM and the rest of today’s auto manufacturers still play a significant economic role. That’s why it’s important to see how the car companies make their internal predictions. Joining John McElroy on this week’s Autoline to talk economy is Mustafa Mohatarem, the chief economist for GM, Emily Kolinski Morris, Ford’s chief economist as well as Charles Chesbrough, the Senior Principal Economist for IHS Automotive.

Show 2004

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/28 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/31 @ 10:30am ET

“The New Communicators”

Tony Cervone, SVP, Global Communications, General Motors; Chris Hosford, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Hyundai Motor America; Stuart Schorr, VP Communications & Public Affairs, Jaguar Land Rover North America. Topic: Corporate Communications.

Automakers are mammoth organizations with campuses, plants and offices across the globe. So you can imagine with so many divisions and employees, it’s tough to speak with one voice. And for the most part that voice is Corporate Communications. Whether it’s talking to the automotive press, crafting a vehicle campaign or dealing with a crisis, this is the company voice. Joining John McElroy on this very special edition of Autoline to discuss OEM Communications, where it is today and how it’s changed over the last few decades are: Tony Cervone, the SVP of Global Communications for GM, Chris Hosford, the Director of Corporate Communications for Hyundai Motor America and Stuart Schorr, the VP of Communications and Public Affairs for Jaguar Land Rover North America.

Show 2003

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/21 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/24 @ 10:30am ET

“Ward’s Best Engines”

Tom Murphy, Wards Auto; Bob Gritzinger, Wards Auto; Drew Winter, Wards Auto. Topic: Ward’s 10 Best Engines.

If you’re one of those car folks who just can’t get enough of numbers like horsepower, pound feet of torque and zero to 60 times, then this is the show for you. It’s our annual Autoline where some of the Ward’s Auto editors join John McElroy to discuss the winners of its Best Engines competition. Tune in to see who made the cut for 2016.

Show 2002

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/14 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/17 @ 10:30am ET

“Truck of the Year”

Mike Austin, Autoblog; Jeff Gilbert, CBS Detroit; Ron Sessions, AutoWeb.com. Topic: Truck of the Year.

The competition is as tough as some of the trucks themselves. The vehicles up for North American Truck of the Year include: the Nissan Titan XD, the Volvo XC90 and the Honda Pilot. On this edition of Autoline THIS WEEK, John McElroy is joined by fellow NACTOY jurors Mike Austin of Autoblog.com, Jeff Gilbert from CBS Detroit and Ron Sessions of AutoWeb.com.

Show 2001

Internet Premiere
Thursday, 1/7 @ 4:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 1/10 @ 10:30am ET

“Car of the Year”

Kirk Bell, Motor Authority; Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press; Mike Austin, Autoblog. Topic: Car of the Year finalists.

Will it be the Honda Civic? Maybe the Chevrolet Malibu? Or possibly the Mazda MX-5 Miata? Yes, it’s that time of year again to highlight the possible winner of the North American Car of the Year. Joining John McElroy to discuss these cars and more are fellow NACTOY jurors Kirk Bell from Motor Authority, Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press and Mike Austin from Autoblog.


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