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[King, Martin Luther] Citizen King

In exploring the last few years of his life, this production traces King's efforts to recast himself by embracing causes beyond the civil rights movement, by becoming a champion of the poor and an outspoken opponent of the war in Vietnam. Tapping into a rich archive of photographs and film footage and using diaries, letters, and eyewitness accounts of fellow activists, friends, journalists, political leaders and law enforcement officials, this film brings fresh insights to King's impossible journey, his charismatic leadership and his truly remarkable impact. Produced, directed and written by Orlando Bagwell and W. Noland Walker Segment of American experience, originally broadcast on Jan. 19, 2001. Dist.: PBS.