MLK Day Specials on TV
Check here for programs airing today that you can watch with your family to learn more about Dr. King and his legacy
There are some great offerings on both cable and network television today about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement. Take a look at our listings below to find a program:
- 2-4 p.m. - The History Channel and host Tom Brokaw take viewers through the life and times of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in "King" (different from the Biography Channel airing).
- 4 p.m. - "The Oprah Show" (ABC) will air a new special on race, "Race in America: A 25-Year Look Back," in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- 9 p.m. - Centric TV runs HBO Films' "Boycott" (2001), a docudrama about MLK Jr., Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
- 10 p.m. - PBS shows "Roads to Memphis." Based on the book by Hampton Sides and part of PBS's America Experience series, this documentary tells the stories of Martin Luther King Jr. and his assassin James Earl Ray leading to that fateful day on April 4, 1968.