KUED will air a special half-hour Utah NOW report featuring highlights of Reverend Jesse L. Jackson's address at the Hunstman Center as part of the University of Utah's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. His speech pushed for America "to fulfill the unfinished business of the broken promise" made when President Lincoln ended slavery in 1863. The Utah NOW episode will air at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 3 on KUED.
Immediately following at 5:30 p.m. will be a one-on-one interview with Reverend Jackson on Utah Coversations with Ted Capener.
Reverend Jackson has a long and storied career of political activism and has tirelessly campaigned for civil rights. During his lifetime, he has shared the stage with tremendously influential figures.
Born in the era of the Jim Crow laws, Reverend Jackson became a force in the political arena for change in civil liberties. As an assistant to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Jackson directed Operation Breadbasket and founded People United to Save Humanity (PUSH). Both were instrumental in the struggle for equality in America.
Reverend Jackson became the “conscience of the nation” as he challenged Americans to establish just and humane priorities. A renowned orator, he has received numerous honors for his work in human and civil rights and for non-violent social change.
Reverend Jesse Jackson
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