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King Birthday #98956

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 15, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Next Monday noted official birthday of Martin Luther King, Junior; today mentioned his actual anniversary.

(DC: Lark McCarthy) President Reagan's visit to Martin Luther King Elementary School to honor slain civil rights leader featured; scenes shown. [REAGAN - praises King's effect on nation] President said not mentioning his original opposition to holiday. [STUDENTS - describe their understanding of King.] [NEA president Mary FUTRELL - notes current generation doesn't understand civil rights struggle.] [TEACHER - instructs class on King.]

Jennings, Peter;
McCarthy, Lark

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