Act One Radio Drama

Act One Radio Drama – February 4, 2007

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Honoring Black History Month

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most important and inspirational figures in U.S. – and World – History. He spoke of peace at a time when there was great conflict between black and white America, divisiveness within the civil rights movement itself, and an undeclared war in Vietnam that seemed to divide everyone.

In addition to rare, archival footage, King: Man Of Peace In A Time Of War features exclusive interviews with such notables as the Rev. Jesse Jackson (who marched alongside Dr. King); retired general and former Secretary of State, Colin Powell (who reflects on how far the civil rights movement has come); and legendary journalist Howard K. Smith (who introduced Dr. King to Richard Nixon); amongst others including Congressman Charles Rangel, Quincy Jones, Hugh Hefner and Laurence Fishburne, plus controversial commentary from Malcolm X.

Most remarkable of all is the ultra-rare appearance of Dr. King himself on a 1967 Mike Douglas Show speaking eloquently about civil rights, especially the issue of black participation in the Vietnam War. It is a revelation to see Dr. King in this intimate, conversational setting – even though he is peppered with pointed questions from host Douglas and fellow guest, singer Tony Martin.

King: Man Of Peace In A Time Of War is a timely tribute to a man who remains an inspiration and a living, breathing force for social change nearly forty years after his untimely death at the age of 39.

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