NBC News to Rebroadcast Historic ‘Meet the Press’ Program From 1963

Aug 21, 2013  •  Post A Comment

NBC will mark the anniversary of a historic event by rebroadcasting its Aug. 25, 1963, episode of "Meet the Press" this Sunday, Deadline.com reports.

The telecast featured an interview with Martin Luther King conducted 50 years ago — three days before he gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial, the piece notes. In the interview, King talked about the upcoming march on Washington and the need for civil rights legislation, jobs and social equality.

The program will be re-aired in its entirety, minus a tease for the following week’s broadcast.

"’Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream’ will air on NBC’s 10 owned-and-operated stations, New England Cable News, and numerous NBC affiliates," the story reports. "As of now, nearly 80 stations, covering more than 62% of the country, were on board, but in most places it will pre-empt local news or local political affairs shows. In most markets, the half-hour program will air immediately before or after the regularly scheduled broadcast of ‘Meet the Press.’"

The regularly scheduled episode of "Meet the Press" will also focus on the anniversary of the Washington march, the piece notes.

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