Henry Jenkins’s Confessions of an Aca-Fan blog features a multi-segment Q&A with Aniko Bodroghkozy, author of Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement.
From Part Three:
One of the surprising discoveries you made was that while the networks did cover aspects of the March on Washington “live,” they cut away from what we now see as the key moments in King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. What do you think motivated that decision?
All three networks carried significant amounts of live coverage of the March on Washington which occurred, by the way, on a Wednesday. Nowadays it’s no spectacular feat to get masses of people to Washington for a march, but they always happen on the weekend. Try to get a quarter of a million people to the national Mall on a weekday! (more)