Nightly News | April 04, 2011
>>> nbc interrupts its regular program schedule to bring you the following special report .
>> martin luther king , jr., was killed tonight in memphis, tennessee, shot in the face as he stood alone on the balcony of his hotel room .
>> that's what nbc viewers saw 43 years ago tonight. the announcement by chet huntly, 1968 that the reverend dr. martin luther king , jr., was assassinated in memphis by james earl ray . members of the family gathered at his tomb. it was a similar gathering at the lorraine motel and the civil rights museum there.