Smithsonian Channel: MLK: The Assassination Tapes

Genre: Television, Special Interest, Smithsonian Channel, Documentary, History/Events, United States, 60s, Black Heritage
Director: Tom Jennings
Country of Orgin: United States
Production Year: 2011
Studio: Smithsonian Channel
Synopsis: April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.
A Peabody Award Winning Program.
Available Formats
  • Smithsonian Channel: MLK: The Assassination Tapes (DVD)
    • Release Date:
      Jul 17, 2012
      MSRP:
      $14.98
      Catalog #:
      IMG1144DVD
      UPC:
      815300010877
      Runtime:
      46 Minutes
      Color Format:
      Color/Black & White
      Aspect Ratio:
      1.78:1
      16x9:
      Yes
      Rating:
      NR
      Original Language:
      English
      Subtitles:
      N/A
      Close Captioned:
      Yes
      Audio Format:
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      # of Discs:
      N/A