Season 22, Episode 7 Roads to Memphis

First Aired: May 3, 2010

"Dr. King and Ray will be forever paired," observes Dan Rather in "Roads to Memphis," a thorough account of the events that led to the April 4, 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by James Earl Ray. The doc touches upon the reasons for Ray's plot, his 1967 prison escape and cross-country odyssey, and why King was in Memphis. Also interviewed: Hampton Sides ("Hellhound on His Trail"); Gerald Posner ("Killing the Dream"); King associates Andrew Young and Dorothy Cotton.

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  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

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