50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Aug 27, 2013

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Later today, 89.5 WNIJ will present special coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Here & Now will devote a significant portion of the show to the day's events, and we'll have special NPR coverage between 1pm and 3pm Wednesday. Here & Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson will be our hosts. They'll be joined in the studio by NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and Princeton professor Julian Zelizer. Reporting from the National Mall will be Hansi Lo Wang of NPR's Code Switch Team, NPR reporter Allison Keys, and White House correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Speakers scheduled to speak between 1pm and 2pm include:

  • Representative John Lewis
  • President Jimmy Carter
  • President Bill Clinton
  • Members of the King Family
  • President Obama

Join us for live coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, starting during Here & Now at 11am, and continuing with NPR special coverage from 1pm to 3pm, Wednesday on 89.5 WNIJ.