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Ch.2 to air historic "Meet the Press" next Wednesday

By Alan Pergament

Channel 2, the local NBC affiliate, will air an episode of "Meet the Press" at noon Aug. 28 that featured Dr. Martin Luther King and Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and aired three days before the historic March on Washington and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago.

NBC is allowing all of its affiliates to carry the half-hour program in the window of Aug. 25-28.

Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner chose to air the program, which first aired on Aug. 25, 1963, on Wednesday, on Aug.28 because that is the anniversary of The March and Dr. King's speech.

Mindful that many people are working at noon, Toellner suggested that viewers set their DVRs or other recording devices to watch it at their convenience.

If you are inspired by "Meet the Press" and want to see Dr. King's speech after the program airs, it is available online.


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Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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