Nightly News   |  October 14, 2011

Stevie Wonder visits MLK statue

The dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC takes place on Sunday. Stevie Wonder visited the statue, asking to see it with his hands. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: The big dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall in DC is this coming Sunday morning. The first one got postponed by Hurricane Irene , you'll recall. And a photo's been released of a moment witnessed by very few people. Stevie Wonder , a big backer of the project, asked to see the statue with his hands. He was raised up on a scissor lift and, with tears in his eyes, he felt the dimension and detail of this stone depiction