Tavis Smiley Reports

  • 2010
  • TV Show
  • None

Profiles of newsmakers and in-depth examination of issues.

Season 1, Episode 2 MLK: A Call to Conscience

First Aired: March 31, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 "Beyond Vietnam" speech at New York City's Riverside Church, in which he came out against the Vietnam War, is examined, including the repercussions it had on his popularity and its relevance to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The report features interviews with Dr. Vincent Harding, who wrote the speech; King adviser Clarence Jones; Dr. Cornel West; Dr. Susannah Heschel, daughter of activist Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel; Marian Wright Edelman; historian Taylor Branch.