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Paramount Network readies “I Am MLK Jr.”

The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the focus of an upcoming documentary on Viacom’s Paramount Network. Produced by filmmaker Derik Murray (I Am Heath Ledger, Johnny Cash: ...
January 15, 2018

The life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the focus of an upcoming documentary on Viacom’s Paramount Network.

Produced by filmmaker Derik Murray (I Am Heath Ledger, Johnny Cash: American Rebel), I Am MLK Jr. will look at the American icon from a contemporary viewpoint structured around seminal events in the Civil Rights Movement.

The doc will feature interviews with key figures from civil rights-era activists to contemporary writers, along with famous names from sports, entertainment and media.

I Am MLK Jr. bows April 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount Network.

It was announced in February 2017 of Viacom’s intentions to rebrand Spike TV to the Paramount Network in early 2018.

 

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