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Martin Luther King Day / Kennedy Tapes #777359

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The commemoration of Martin Luther King Day noted; scenes shown of marches & ceremonies, including from the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King III were in attendance. The release of an audiotape from 1963 revealing former President John F. Kennedy’s anguish over the civil rights struggle in the 1960s featured; excerpts played; photos shown. [Voice of KENNEDY – talks about the “intolerable situation” in Birmingham; comments on civil rights policies.] [From footage, KING – speaks of an anemic democracy.]

Williams, Brian

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