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NBC Stations to Air 1963 ‘Meet the Press’ Featuring Dr. Martin Luther King

NBC News is digging deep into its archive from the longest running show on television, “Meet the Press.”

This weekend the 10 Owned NBC stations, as well as Comcast-owned New England Cable News and several NBC affiliates will air the August 25, 1963 edition of “Meet the Press,” featuring interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins.

Dr. King was interviewed for the show just three days before delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech. The special airing comes ahead of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

“This program is such a unique glance into history unfolding just days before the 1963 March on Washington,” said Valari Staab, President of the NBCU Owned Television Stations group. “To see an interview with Dr. Martin Luther King is a rare opportunity that I know our viewers will greatly appreciate and want to share with their families.”

In most markets, the 30-minute program will air just before or after the regularly-scheduled broadcast of “Meet the Press with David Gregory.” Check local listings for exact times.

Dr. King made several appearances on “Meet the Press” in the 1960s. What would have been his second appearance in July, 1962 was canceled because he was arrested and jailed in Albany, Georgia. His next appearance was the August, 1963 interview.

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KUSA Anchor Kyle Clark Interviews David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’ Set

Kyle Clark, an anchor at Denver NBC-affiliate KUSA, turned the tables on NBC’s David Gregory in an interview this week in Washington, DC (watch above).

Clark interviewed Gregory on the set of “Meet the Press,” the Sunday political affairs show he hosts on NBC. Gregory said Colorado is a vital state to the Presidential election this year. Read more

Beginning This Weekend, WRC Will Air ‘Meet the Press’ Web Feature On Sundays

Starting Sunday, WRC, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington DC, will air “PRESS Pass,” a weekly web feature that supplements “Meet the Press,” at 11:30 a.m.

“PRESS Pass” was created earlier this year as a mid-week supplement to the political affairs show, featuring additional interviews and analysis from “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory. WRC is the first station that will air the web show as television programming.

The hour-long “Meet the Press” airs on WRC at 10:30 a.m. “PRESS Pass” will air immediately following, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; the remaining 15 minutes in the timeslot will be used to broadcast President Obama‘s weekly radio address and the GOP response.

Read the full release from NBC after the jump. Read more

New York Stations Provide Live Coverage of Obama’s Visit to Ground Zero

New York stations preempted regularly scheduled programming this afternoon to bring live coverage of President Obama’s visit to Ground Zero, which occurred around 1:00 p.m. today.

Bill Ritter anchored WABC‘s special coverage from Ground Zero, with Dianna Williams and Sade Baderinwa appearing in the studio. Reporters David Novarro, Tim Fleischer, and Anthony Johnson covered the president’s movements through Manhattan, from a local fire house, to Ground Zero, to an NYPD precinct.

On WCBS, Maurice DuBois was stationed at Ground Zero, in a position similar to Ritter’s, while Marcia Kramer reported live on the president’s appearance, in which he hung a wreath in honor of those that died on 9/11.

“It was truly the most somber ceremony I have ever seen,” Kramer said. “It was a very moving one for the very simplicity… President Obama said much more with his silence than he ever could have with his words.” Read more