Thursday, April 22, 2021

‘Hope and Fury’: MLK, The Movement and The Media Discusses New King Project

*Tuesday night in front of a completely packed house at the Paley Center in New York City, NBC News hosted a preview of its original documentary film HOPE & FURY: MLK, THE MOVEMENT AND THE MEDIA which premiers this Saturday night, March 24 at 8pm ET on NBC.

Below are select quotes from tonight’s discussion.

Lester Holt, Anchor of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Narrator of HOPE & FURY

“In life as you climb the ladder, if you’re not careful, you forget where you came from. And this film and working on it reminds me certainly of the shoulders that I stand on.”

Andy Lack, Chairman of NBC News and MSNBC and Executive Producer of HOPE & FURY

“I’ve had a deeply personal connection to it, and I wanted to make this film for a decade or more.”

Joy Reid, Host of MSNBC’s AM Joy

“On the connection between student activists in the wake of the Parkland shooting and Black Lives Matter: It takes a lot of guts to confront police. They have absolute power of life and death over citizens, and not a lot of accountability. I respect anybody who organizes themselves to confront violence.”

Phil Bertelsen, Producer and Director of HOPE & FURY

“Rachel and I were committed to the idea of bringing it to present day, and not leaving it in the dustbin of history. And this idea that images matter, and that with social media, today’s current chapter of the movement…has managed to harness social media in a way that they control the narrative now.”

Rachel Dretzin, Producer and Director of HOPE & FURY

“Images need to be more and more and more shocking to get our attention. But I think we still respond to them.”

mlk the movement the media - Rachel Dretzin, Phil Bertelsen, Joy Reid, Andy Lack, Lester Holt
Rachel Dretzin, Phil Bertelsen, Joy Reid, Andy Lack, Lester Holt

NBC News Premieres

HOPE & FURY:

MLK, THE MOVEMENT AND THE MEDIA

 

March 24 at 8:00pm ET on NBC

and March 25 at 9:00pm ET on MSNBC

Two-hour network special explores how the civil rights movement used the power of images to tell their story and change the world

Get the FULL story at KingProgram.net

 

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