An interview with Martin Luther King Jr. that aired on the June 6, 1967, episode of “The Merv Griffin Show” will be shown at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday on the digital television network getTV in connection with the holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.
King appeared on the syndicated talk show to promote the release of his fifth book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” King’s friend and fellow activist, Harry Belafonte, reveals early in the episode that while King was a fan of the show, he had some concerns about appearing on that type of program.
In the interview, King jokes about the limitations that being a clergyman placed on his ability to experience the “fun” side of New York City, then discusses his move to Atlanta, his young family and job as co-pastor at his father’s church.
King later responds to accusations that he incited riots despite his emphasis on peaceful demonstrations.
GetTV airs episodes of “The Merv Griffin Show” as part of its 5-8 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. Monday block of variety and talk programming, which also includes the 1963-64 CBS variety show “The Judy Garland Show,” other episodes of variety shows and specials.
Channel numbers for getTV can be found at get.tv/get-the channel.
—City News Service