Episode Detail: Marian Wright Edelman - Intimate Portrait
Children's Defense Fund president Marian Wright Edelman speaks of her ongoing commitment to children's rights, as well as her involvement with the civil-rights movement during the 1960s. Also: the death of her mentors Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy; finding love with Peter Edelman, a Jewish lawyer from Minneapolis; founding the Children's Defense Fund; and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Among those interviewed are her sons Josh and Ezra, comedian Steve Harvey, history professor Roger Wilkins and activist Dorothy Height.