Re:sound #202 The To Heal A Sick Nation Show

This hour a revealing snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he struggled to stay the course he'd set out for himself and the nation.

2015 / TCF / WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour a revealing snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he struggled to stay the course he'd set out for himself and the nation.

To Heal A Sick Nation
By Greg Kelly & Stephen Smith and presented by Paul Kennedy (Ideas [CBC], 2014)

By 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. saw his dream becoming 'a nightmare'. He was criticised by black militants, rejected by white allies, and threatened with death as violence tore America apart.That year was also Canada's Centennial Celebration, and Dr. King was invited to give a series of annual lectures on the CBC radio program Ideas. This piece unfolds the behind-the-scenes story leading to King's message of hope delivered in his 1967 Massey Lectures.

produced by

Greg Kelly

Greg Kelly is the Executive Producer of IDEAS at CBC. He strives to make documentaries that speak profoundly to the heart and head and describes his editing style as "eclectic, exacting and fun."

Stephen Smith

Stephen Smith reports on wide range of international and domestic issues, including international human rights, science and health, race relations and American history.


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