DETROIT – 2001 was such a difficult year for the North American auto industry that it helps to recall it with a bit of levity. Interior supplier Johnson Controls Inc. kicked off press days at the North American International Auto Show Sunday morning with its own version of the popular commercial from a few years ago. The stark, black-and-white television spot included tightly cropped images of children talking about the harsh realities of the job market. “I want to be forced ...

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