Last year for the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, CNN’s launched their documentary series Black in America as reported by anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien. CNN will re-air on April 4th and 5th at 8:00 pm and 11:00 pm ET and PT.
Listen to my very roughly executed interview of Soledad from last year by clicking below.
In the documentary, O’Brien described how escaped convict and armed robber James Earl Ray had already spent an uncommon year on the run that included plastic surgery the month before his path collided with that of the civil rights leader in Memphis, Tenn. Through interviews with first-person witnesses and investigators, O’Brien retraces the steps of King, Ray and investigators and explores alternative scenarios of what may have happened that fateful day on April 4, 1968.
This was an excellent documentary worth watching again and a must for anyone who wasn’t able to catch it last year. More information can be found at www.cnn.com/blackinamerica