Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis

The Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr

DVD - 2010
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Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year.
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation : PBS Distribution, [2010]
ISBN: 9781608832118
Branch Call Number: 364.1524
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 20, 2015

Excellent clips on Rev. King, but on the assassination: a complete pile of mindless nonsense, which only a certifiably moronic person would fail to question. PBS** so-called documentary which never questions how escaped convict, James Earl Ray, is able to eat, rent, travel to Canada and Mexico, purchase a new car with cash [didn't allow subprime loans back then] take various courses in locksmithing, ballroom dancing, bartending, et cetera, purchase a rifle and binoculars, then after the murder travel to Canada and fly to London, where does Ray get all this money from? ? ? ? No explanations given?!?!?! Somehow Ray is both a two-bit loser crook, yet independently wealthy? [During Ray's time of self-improvement courses, he also reads a self-improvement book, Psycho-Cybernetics, which the idiots try to tie to the assassination!?!?!? And just how many lone gunman are given to studying self-help books?] How can anyone purport to know what Ray was thinking, yet not know the origin of his funds? **PBS, with PRI, Front Line and The Takeaway, are controlled by the Koch brothers, the principal donors to the WGBH Educational Foundation, which owns them.


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