Inception Media Group & the Smithsonian Channel Proudly Present
MLK - The Assassination Tapes
Story of the Last Days of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Told Through Rare TV & Radio News Accounts, Many Not Seen or Heard Since 1968
Available on DVD July 17th
LOS ANGELES -- July 1, 2012 -- For Immediate Release -- Long-lost tapes and rediscovered images detail the unspeakable tragedy of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.as never before in the MLK - The Assassination Tapes, available on DVD July 17 from Inception Media Group.
On April 4, 1968, Rev., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. For the first time, a remarkable collection of largely unseen footage reconstructs the story as it happened, moment by moment. Witness the final days of Dr. King through unforgettable images and news footage, from his first visit to Memphis, to his famous "Mountaintop" speech, through the murder and its aftermath.
MLK - The Assassination Tapes captures the frantic manhunt for Dr. King's assassin; the riots that erupted across the country; the desperate pleas for peace from President Lyndon Johnson and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy; and poignant footage of Coretta Scott King and her children marching in Memphis just days after Dr. King's death.
MLK - The Assassination Tapes is presented in widescreen with an aspect ratio of 16x9 and 5.1 digital sound.
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News Editor June 20, 2012, 7:47 am