Episode Detail: The Night James Brown Saved Boston - Rock Docs
A look at events surrounding James Brown's concert at Boston Garden on April 5, 1968, the night after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Many major cities erupted in violence, but Boston was calm, thanks to the airing of Brown's concert on TV. Included: archival footage of the concert; remarks by Brown's band members, longtime manager Charles Bobbit, journalist David Gates, scholar Cornel West, former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, and Rev. Al Sharpton.