Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week the nation celebrated a day honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There are hundreds of books and videos in the library about the life of Dr. King, about his beliefs and political ideas, showing his speeches and sermons, and illustrating how his life has affected the lives of others. But did you know he was interviewed by Merv Griffen, and a dvd of that show is in our collection? “The Merv Griffin show: 40 of the most interesting people of our time” is a 3 disc set divided into sections; hollywood legends, great comedians, and extraordinary guests. The King interview is on disc 3 and in it you might find a picture of him unlike the formal portraits provided by videos of his prepared remarks. BTW, if you are unfamiliar with this show take a look at some of the other interviews in the set. Merv was a great host who, apparently, could talk to anyone.

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