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David Simon

The Wire's David Simon to Write Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries for HBO

Fresh off the end of his New Orleans drama Treme, The Wire creator David Simon is attached to write HBO's upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. miniseries, Deadline reports. TV shows we're losing this year Simon has reportedly agreed to write at least the… Read more

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Tavis Smiley Speaks About Martin Luther King Jr.
03:40 — Tavis Smiley speaks about the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life after he speaks out against the Vietnam war in 1967.
MLK's Last Speech
02:14 — "I've seen the Promised Land," Martin Luther King Jr. said in a speech in Memphis on April 3, 1968. He was assassinated the following day. From: MLK: (more…)
Keeping Dr. King's Dream Alive
01:43 — Senator Ted Kennedy spoke to the thousands of people who came to Memphis to commemorate the death of Martin Luther King Jr. one year after his death. (more…)
The Aftermath of the Assassination
02:44 — In the hours following the assassination of Dr. King, public figures like Jesse Jackson and Bobby Kennedy voiced their reactions publicly. From: MLK: (more…)

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Marva Whitney
Marva Whitney, James Brown Revue Singer, Dies

Marva Whitney, who sang in the James Brown Revue and was known as Brown's Soul Sister No. 1, has die…

Time Announces 2011 Person of the Year

Time's Person of the Year for 2011 is ... "The Protester."