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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Overview

This earnest but deeply disturbing chronicle from PBS's American Experience documentary series travels back to the 1960s to recount events leading up to the violent intersection of two lives: that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights pioneer and one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century, and that of James Earl Ray, a trained assassin whose bullet ended King's life and arguably signaled the end of an era. The program also explores the events that ensued and led up to Ray's capture and imprisonment....
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Overview

This earnest but deeply disturbing chronicle from PBS's American Experience documentary series travels back to the 1960s to recount events leading up to the violent intersection of two lives: that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights pioneer and one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century, and that of James Earl Ray, a trained assassin whose bullet ended King's life and arguably signaled the end of an era. The program also explores the events that ensued and led up to Ray's capture and imprisonment. In telling its heartbreaking story, the documentary draws upon eyewitness accounts from members of King's inner circle, as well as extensive interviews with Hampton Sides, author of the tome Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Bonus video: writing american history: interview with hampton sides
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2010
  • UPC: 841887012140
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,899

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Stephen Ives Director
Rafael de la Uz Cinematographer
Michelle Ferrari Screenwriter
Daniel B. Gold Cinematographer
Sharon Grimberg Producer
Lindsey Megrue Associate Producer
Peter Nelson Cinematographer
George O'Donnell Editor
Amanda Pollak Producer
Peter Rundouist Score Composer
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Andrew Young Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Roads to Memphis
1. America's Most Wanted [4:03]
2. Escape From Prison [8:18]
3. Wallace & Ray [7:13]
4. Poor People's Campaign [9:05]
5. Sanitation Workers' Strike [8:06]
6. Violence at the Memphis March [9:44]
7. An Ominous Night [8:18]
8. The Assassination [8:19]
9. America's Largest Manhunt [12:35]
10. The Peaceful March [3:28]
11. Credits [3:01]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Roads to Memphis
   Play Film
   Scene Selection
   Writing American History: Interview With Hampton Sides
   Pbs.org
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