What We’re Watching This Week: CBS Commemorates The Life Of Martin Luther KingBy The DivaGals | April 1, 2018 | Entertainment
In honor of Martin Luther King‘s 50th anniversary – CBS News is sitting down with the leader’s three remaining children – Bernice, Dexter and Martin Luther King III. It’s their first joint interview in the 12 years since their mother Coretta Scott King passed away. The interview will run over several of CBS’s platforms.
CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller interviewed the children at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The siblings discussed grieving their father and living up to his legacy. They talked about disagreements among them and revealed for the first time that President Jimmy Carter intervened to help mediate.
Here’s where else you can catch the channel honoring the late great leader.
SUNDAY, April 1
CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9 a.m., CBS) As part of its ongoing series on the year 1968, National Urban League President Marc Morial reflects on the final year, death and legacy of Dr. King in a conversation with his mother, Sybil Haydel Morial. She first met King while they were both graduate students at Boston University in the 1950s, and later she became involved with the civil rights movement in New Orleans.
MONDAY, April 2
CBS THIS MORNING (7 a.m., CBS) Broadcasting a series of special interviews and reports, beginning with the King siblings interview Monday morning.
TUESDAY, April 3
CBS THIS MORNING (9 a.m., CBS) Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, author and NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and musician Trombone Shorty will reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. King. They talk about where we are in achieving his dream of justice and equality for all Americans and share their hopes for the next 50 years.
WEDNESDAY, April 4
CBS SUNDAY MORNING (9 a.m., CBS) CBS News special correspondent James Brown co-anchors from the National Civil Rights Museum at the former Lorraine Motel in Memphis. He will share the story of the Prairie View A&M University choir that sang for Dr. King at the Lorraine Motel a few weeks before his death. Some of those choir members are returning to Memphis for the first time. Co-hosts Gayle King, John Dickerson and Norah O’Donnell interview Dr. Lonnie Bunch, author, historian and director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in New York.
CBS EVENING NEWS WITH JEFF GLOR (6:30 p.m.) Featuring extensive reports on the anniversary all week, in addition to live coverage from James Brown on Wednesday at the National Civil Rights Museum. The broadcast will also provide live updates across all time zones to incorporate the latest news, including coverage Wednesday of the moment of silence at 7:01 p.m. ET, the time King was shot in 1968.
CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news network, will have live coverage throughout the day on Wednesday, April 4.
CBS NEWSPATH will provide extensive coverage of all of the daylong tributes that will take place on Wednesday at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, as well as other events across the United States.
CBS NEWS RADIO CBS News Radio correspondent Steve Futterman will lead CBS News Radio’s coverage of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Futterman will be in Memphis in the days leading up to the April 4 anniversary and official tribute ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum. CBS News Radio will provide affiliates coverage of a Monday night event honoring the surviving members of the sanitation union that was on strike when Dr. King visited Memphis in 1968. Futterman will also attend a Tuesday night event at the Mason Temple featuring Common and Danny Glover where Dr. King’s final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” will be commemorated. CBS News Radio will also deliver Special Reports from 4:30 p.m. thru 7:50 p.m. as well as live feeds from the events in Memphis, Atlanta and Washington D.C.
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