New England Public Radio Airs Special Programming on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

On Wednesday, August 28, New England Public Radio will present an afternoon of special coverage from NPR to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Special coverage will air on the NEPR News Network (AM 640, 91.7 FM in Franklin County, and 89.5 FM in Southern Berkshire County) from noon to 4:00 p.m. and will include President Obama’s remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech” in 1963.

Coverage will be anchored by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, hosts of NPR’s live midday news program, Here & Now, and will feature clips and commentary on the day’s speeches, with Hansi Lo Wang of NPR’s Code Switch Team, and NPR reporter Allison Keyes, reporting from the National Mall. NPR’s Senior Washington Editor, Ron Elving, and Professor Julian Zelizer from Princeton will also join Young and Hobson for special coverage.

In addition to President Obama, Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as Congressman and civil rights leader, John Lewis, are scheduled to speak as part of this major event, which is expected to draw many thousands of people to Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Live streaming of the NEPR News Network is available 24-7 at nepr.net/listen.