Detroit
12:16 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Al Jazeera's coverage of the Detroit financial crisis

The financial crisis unfolding in Detroit is getting national and international attention.

It's nothing new. The decline of the country's biggest manufacturing city has been news for more than four decades.

But news of the city running potentially running out of money by April is renewing more stories of Detroit's decline.

Here's how Al Jazeera covered the Detroit financial crisis in a two-and-half-minute television story last month.

Their story starts with an automated message from Mayor Dave Bing's office telling the caller that "as a result of mandatory furlough days, this office is closed":