The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) has a plan to offer their network stations, including WPMI-TV in Mobile, both a past edition and a new edition of the network news program "Meet the Press" this Sunday, August 25th, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the march that occurred in the city of Washington in the District of Columbia on Wednesday, August 28th, 1963.
The past edition was originally produced and distributed by NBC three days before the march and featured interviews with two activists who would participate in the march: the preacher Martin Luther King Jr. and Roy Wilkins, the executive secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) at the time.
According to WPMI-TV, they would broadcast the past edition of the program this Sunday between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. instead of the paid commercial program they had planned on broadcasting during that time period originally, according to the TV programming guides from Zap2it and TitanTV.
According to NBC, they had planned on making the past edition of the program available through the official World Wide Web site for the program later this Sunday sometime before the evening.
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