“New Roots” (#1230)

Internet Premiere
Friday, 8/1 @ 12:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 8/3 @ 10:30am ET
(Original Airdate)

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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Segment 1: John's Intro


    (2:11)
  3. Segment 2: Ghosn Interview

    Guest:

    • Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan and Renault
    (19:40)
  4. Segment 3: John's Closing Thoughts


    (1:14)
  5. EXTRA: Dominique Thormann, Senior VP, Admin. & Finance, Nissan North America


    (5:52)
  6. EXTRA: More EXTRAs from this show

  7. EXTRA: Rob Traynham, Director, Corporate Services, Nissan North America


    (6:24)

Synopsis

Replanting can be tough. Just ask any backyard horticulturist how easy it is to move a ten-year-old tree. It's not. So imagine the degree of difficulty of moving a nearly 50-year-old company -- not within the same city or even the same state, but some 2,000 miles away. But that's just what Nissan did with its North American Headquarters. Two years ago the company rocked the automotive world with the news that it was leaving Orange County, California for the rolling hills of Nashville, Tennessee. And just last month that move became a reality as Nissan dedicated its $100-million North American HQ Campus. With a number of politicians, guests and employees looking on, the company's CEO Carlos Ghosn flew in to officially open the facility. Normally that would be news unto itself, but during his short visit to Tennessee, Mr. Ghosn sat down with John McElroy for a wide-ranging exclusive one-on-one discussion on all things automotive. From the oil crisis to electric cars to future partnerships, the twenty-minute interview even broke a little news, but we won't spoil the surprise here.