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American experience. / Roads to Memphis

Author: Stephen IvesAmanda PollakMichelle FerrariHampton SidesInsignia Films.All authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation : Distributed by PBS Distribution, ©2010.
Series: American experience (Television program)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Historical television programs
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray; Martin Luther King, Jr.; James Earl Ray
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Ives; Amanda Pollak; Michelle Ferrari; Hampton Sides; Insignia Films.; PBS Distribution (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation.
ISBN: 1608832112 9781608832118
OCLC Number: 601979263
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Special feature: bonus video: Writing American history, interview with Hampton Sides.
Credits: Cinematography, Rafael de la Uz ... [et al.] ; editing, George O'Donnell ; music, Peter Rundquist.
Performer(s): Featuring eyewitness testimony from King's inner circle and the officials involved in James Earl Ray's capture ; commentary from Hampton Sides, award winning author of: Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international hunt for his assassin.
Event notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of the television series "American experience" in 2010.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, widescreen, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Series Title: American experience (Television program)
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Roads to Memphis
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Amanda Pollak ; written by Michelle Ferrari ; directed by Stephen Ives ; an Insignia Films production for American Experience.

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Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year.

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