This Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and networks are set to mark the occasion in a variety of ways.
CNN’s Soledad O’Brien anchors the special “Eyewitness to Murder: The King Assassination” at 9pmET on Thursday. The special is the first in CNN’s Black in America series.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal highlights some of the coverage taking place in the area.
The Appeal notes that “news teams from around the world,” are converging on Memphis, with CBS producer Mary Lou Teel and CBS Capital Hill correspondent Chip Reid there last weekend. Also, slated to originate from Memphis will be live broadcasts of the NBC Nightly News, reports from Today show hosts Ann Curry and Al Roker and a live cut-in from CNN’s Larry King Live on Friday. BBC World News is also in town, among other international news organizations.
The week after the anniversary, MSNBC revisits the issue of race in America with the special “Meeting David Wilson,” airing at 9pmET on April 11, hosted by Tiki Barber. A 90-minute live discussion, anchored by Brian Williams, follows the special.
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