Tuesday, February 2, 2010

[video] NBC News Time Capsule - Martin Luther King Jr. Interview from 1957

"NBC News has been covering the events of the nation and the world for decades, amassing one of the finest and most extensive archives anywhere. Here's where you can find some of the real treasures from the NBC News collection, many of them now available for the first time: vintage programs, interviews, and news coverage offering a unique and fascinating perspective on our times. Included here are special new programs hosted by Brian Williams.

NBC News Time Capsule includes:

John F. Kennedy: In His Own Words - JFK rarities from the archives
Richard M. Nixon: In His Own Words - Nixon rarities from the archives
Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Tour - The complete, legendary 1962 broadcast
Martin Luther King Jr.: Look Here - A fascinating in-depth interview from 1957
U2: The Rona Elliott Interview - Bono and the band in 1987, previously unreleased
Apollo 11: The First Moon Landing -The historic 1969 mission, as it happened
Nixon Resigns: August 9, 1974 - The dramatic end to the Nixon Presidency
The Kennedy Inauguration: January 20, 1961 - The complete ceremony and speech
The Reagan Inauguration: January 20, 1981 - Reagan takes office; US hostages freed
NEW! The Summer of Love: 1967 - The scene in Haight-Asbury, Dr. Timothy Leary, and hippie culture
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Episode Summary
One of the first in-depth televised interviews Martin Luther King Jr. ever gave. Not seen for decades, it was first broadcast on October 27, 1957, on the NBC News program "Look Here," hosted by Martin Agronsky. Then just 27, King had reached national prominence the year before during the Montgomery bus boycott. He offers Agronsky invaluable insights into his goals, his philosophy, and his unshakable dedication to equality and civil rights. In the decade that followed, King would become a controversial national leader, an icon, and finally a martyr. He is remembered today as one of the most revered figures in American history.

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