“Getting Better” (#1403)

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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Open: John's Opening Thoughts

    (1:16)
  3. Segment 1: 2010 Detroit Auto Show Interviews

    Guests:

    (23:30)
  4. Close: John's Closing Thoughts

    (0:29)
  5. EXTRA: Mike Jackson, Chairman & CEO, AutoNation


    (16:53)
  6. EXTRA: More EXTRAs from this show

  7. EXTRA: Susan Docherty, VP, Sales, Service & Marketing, General Motors


    (9:20)
  8. EXTRA: John Casesa, Managing Partner, Casesa Shapiro Group


    (16:07)

Synopsis

Mike Jackson, AutoNation, Susan Docherty, General Motors, John Casesa, Casesa Shapiro Group. Topic: Interviews from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.

Throughout the sixties the "sweet and savory" song writing from the Lennon & McCartney partnership produced lines that emphasized the beautiful schizophrenia of life. That's why this week it didn't take much to imagine that the good folks at the Detroit Auto Dealers Association might've been recalling the 2009 NAIAS with the Beatles' chorus "I've got to admit it's getting better...it can't get no worse" echoing in their ears. Yet the good news is true to the song, this year's edition is indeed "getting better" thanks to more OEM booths, more journalists and a heck of a lot of more smiles even though they -- the smiles -- are probably still bordering on the "cautiously optimistic" type.

This week on Autoline Detroit John McElroy talks to three automotive professionals from disparate parts of the industry -- wholesale, retail and analytical -- to hear what they have to say about not only the 2010 North American International Auto Show, but where the next twelve months will take us.