MLK Speaks: A Conversation with America three-hour special airs October 26 on MPT and WEAA-FM

Broadcast features rare 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. TV interview and discussion with roster of local and national guests

OWINGS MILLS, MD – Maryland Public Television (MPT) and Morgan State University’s WEAA-FM (88.9) are collaborating on Monday, October 26 at 8 p.m. for MLK Speaks: A Conversation with America, a three-hour broadcast structured around an interview from June 9, 1963 between Martin Luther King, Jr. and TV personality David Susskind.  The landmark two-hour interview has not been seen in its entirety since its original airing 57 years ago. The program begins with discussions featuring students, historians, educators, and journalists about the relevance of Dr. King’s words today, which — as in 1963 — is a time of significant political and racial unrest.

The special broadcast event, available statewide on MPT and on WEAA-FM in the Baltimore area, will be co-hosted by Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, host of WEAA’s “Today with Dr. Kaye” and MPT’s news team of anchor Jeff Salkin and senior correspondent Charles Robinson.

The program will also be available for viewing the evening of October 26 and afterward on the MPT website at