Nightly News   |  April 03, 2013

Newly released video shows man who killed MLK

This week the Tennessee Shelby County Register's office released newly digitized videos of James Earl Ray, who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tenn. Friday is the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> i've seen the promised land .

>> that speech, dr. king's last speech was 45 years ago tonight. dr. king was dead the next day. about his assassin james earl ray , on our website tonight is a link to new pictures and recordings, primitive black and white technology at the time chronicling the reading of his rights on an airplane at jail. a strip search , medical exam. it's now been restored and the new clearer version is available for screening. a couple