“High Cotton” (#1506)

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Friday, 2/4 @ 12:00pm ET
Detroit Public TV
Sunday, 2/6 @ 10:30am ET
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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Open: John's Opening Thoughts

    (1:08)
  3. Segment 1: Puck & Meade Interviews

    Guests:

    (6:32)
  4. Segment 2: Georges & Guest Interviews

    Guests:

    • John Neale, Boston, MA
    • Christophe Georges, President & CEO, Bentley NA
    • Keith and Shelia Owen, Houston, TX
    (6:59)
  5. Segment 3: Hoffman, Fischer & Guest Interviews

    Guests:

    (11:13)
  6. Close: John's Closing Thoughts

    (0:53)

Synopsis

Wolfgang Puck, Chef/Entrepreneur, Barron Meade, NAIAS, Christophe Georges, Bentley NA, Wolfgang Hoffman, Lamborghini, David Fischer, The Suburban Collection. Topic: The Gallery event.

Three hundred years ago when cotton was king, the tallest and healthiest plants were the most valued. Farmers were said to be in "high cotton" when they had a bumper crop of plants like those because it translated directly to their status and wealth.

These days the phrase "high cotton" may be a bit dated, however, it still carries the distinction of wealth. And during January's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, there was no one sitting in "higher cotton" than those few who were invited to "The Gallery."

A few years ago, to cater to the customer that F. Scott Fitzgerald described as being "different from you and me," the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, sponsors of the NAIAS, developed this special preview of the most exclusive vehicles at the auto show for the crowd that Fitzgerald termed "the very rich." Well, if the Rolls-Royce fits...and in this case it does. As does the Maybach, the Bentley, the Maserati and more.

Join John McElroy as he takes his cameras behind-the-scenes and into a world that even Jay Gatsby couldn't imagine. He'll talk to the men behind the event as well as dealers and customers who crossed the country to attend it. Why he even catches up with celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck who developed an exclusive meal for this very exclusive group. It's a peek inside "The Gallery," this week on Autoline.