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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.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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