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Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Meet the Press’ from ‘63 to re-air

Posted 3:47pm on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

KXAS/Channel 5, which is owned and operated by NBC, is one of the NBC stations that will re-broadcast a Meet the Press from Aug. 25, 1963 that features Martin Luther King Jr.

Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, will air at 8:30 a.m. Sunday -- the 50th anniversary of its original broadcast.

The original broadcast, which also featured NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins, aired three days before King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. King discussed the march’s call for civil-rights legislation, jobs, freedom and social equality.

The interview will air unedited as part of an hour of commemorative coverage of the march, which will also be a topic on the new edition of Meet the Press airing at 9 a.m. Sunday.

NBC News also announced that it is launching #Dreamday, a social-media commemoration of the march. Through Aug. 28, the network is asking viewers to complete the statement “I Have a Dream That ...” on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, with the #Dreamday hashtag. A curated collection of the submissions will be featured on Today and NBC Nightly News, with thousands spotlighted at NBCNews.com/DreamDay. Local stations will also take part.

The full broadcast of Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream will be available at www.MeetThePressNBC.com following the television airing. Here’s a preview clip:

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