Dear Mr. Colbert:
I am a particular fan of your political commentary. You appear to be much more insightful than other television personalities, such as Bill O’Reilly and Rachel Maddow, although both of them seem to interject greater humor into their shows.
What I do like is your emphasis on Detroit in your comments. I particularly like the way in which you use satire to emphasize the great aspects of this city. Bravo!
Clearly, your admiration of our city is drawing you and your entourage to “The D.” I heard several Detroiters had created a light-hearted and fun social media group called “Colbert Does Detroit (and so can you!)” aimed at bringing Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” and you to Detroit.
I felt it was a great opportunity for me to invite you to Henry Ford Hospital to show our pride in the flagship of the Baldrige Award winning Henry Ford Health System and for the city that’s been our home since 1915.
We are in Midtown, where young people are moving in record numbers, revitalizing this part of the city, which includes Wayne State University, the Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Orchestra Hall, the Detroit Public Library, and numerous other cultural and social sites.
So, Mr. Colbert, I know you want to come to Detroit to experience these great things first hand, but perhaps need a bit more prompting. You have an open invitation to come visit us.
Dr. John Popovich, Jr.
CEO and President
Henry Ford Hospital
By the way, Henry Ford Hospital loves Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” Really talented and funny guy! Please give him our best!