Meet the Press   |  November 28, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. on Meet the Press

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was scheduled to make his second appearance on Meet the Press July 29, 1962 but was arrested and jailed following civil rights demonstrations in Albany, Georgia the week before. Instead of heading the pleas of Meet the Press moderator and producer Lawrence Spivak to post bond and make the interview, Dr. King arranged for Dr. William G. Anderson, the president of the Albany Movement, to appear in his place. Dr. King’s next appearance on Meet the Press was on August 25, 1963, three days before the historic March on Washington.

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