NBC News to rebroadcast Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press this Sunday

NBC News will rebroadcast the Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press featuring
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Roy Wilkins in honor of the 50th anniversary of
the March on Washington.
Special telecast to mark 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, NBC News will make available the Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press, featuring interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins.

Just three days before delivering his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, King joined Meet the Press to discuss the march’s call for civil rights legislation, jobs, freedom, and social equality. Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream will offer the original interview with King and Wilkins unedited and in its entirety beginning this Sunday - fifty years later to the day - in conjunction with a full hour of Meet the Press dedicated to the anniversary.

“Dr. King’s message resonates as strongly today as it did fifty years ago,” said David Gregory, moderator of Meet the Press. “This Sunday, we will relive this powerful moment in our nation’s history through the lens of the Meet the Press archives as we reflect on the state of the American dream.”

“For over sixty-five years, Meet the Press has been a key part of the conversation during moments of national importance,“ said Rob Yarin, executive producer of Meet the Press. “Our distinguished history allows us to draw from the past to inform and enrich our audience today. We look forward to sharing this meaningful broadcast with our viewers again.”

Meet the Press’ Special Edition: Remembering the Dream will air on NBC’s 10 Owned Television Stations, New England Cable News, and numerous NBC affiliates. In most markets, this 30-minute program will air either immediately before or after the regularly-scheduled broadcast of Meet the Press.

It isn't yet known if the program will air in the Tri-State or surrounding areas; be sure to check local listings for further information.

A preview clip is available after the jump. The full broadcast will be available online at www.MeetThePressNBC.com following the television airing.

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