“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering Martin Luther King Jr…

Posted on August 24, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

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   NBC will rebroadcast a 1963 Meet the Press interview with Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary, next week. King appeared on the news show three days before his landmark I Have a Dream speech at the August 28th, 1963, Civil Rights March.

   I Have a Dream is regarded as one of the finest speeches in the history of American oratory. The march on Washington, and especially King’s speech, helped put civil rights at the top of the liberal political agenda in the US, and facilitated passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. —>

   On the day of the anniversary, President Obama will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He will be joined by former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Churches and groups have been asked to ring bells at 3 p.m. Wednesday, marking the exact time King spoke. This moment is captured on a new postage stamp, unveiled Friday, to commemorate the civil rights movement. Earlier this year, the Postal Service issued stamps paying tribute to the Emancipation Proclamation and civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks.

   Meet the Press’ Special Edition: Remembering the Dream will air Sunday on NBC owned stations and affiliates, and on New England Cable News. Most stations will air this immediately before, or after, the regularly scheduled episode of Meet the Press (check local listings).

   The half-hour interview with King and NAACP leader Roy Wilkins is scheduled a half-century to the day after its original showing. It will be available online afterward.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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