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Monday, January 21, 2002 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | PREVIOUS: But If He Doesn’t Deliver US, We Still Are Not...
2002-01-21

Actor/Activist Danny Glover Delivers a Controversial Speech in California: "If He Were Alive Today, Martin Luther King Would Not Have Been Invited to His Own Celebration"

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Rita Lasar, who lost her brother Abe Zelmanowitz in the World Trade Center attack, speaking from Afghanistan, where she is meeting with Afghans who lost their loved ones in the U.S. bombing.

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On Saturday, actor/activist Danny Glover spoke before almost a thousand enthusiastic supporters at a celebration for the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King in Modesto, California. But outside the Christ Unity Baptist Church, a handful of protesters were a reminder that the town that Glover was not fully welcome. Glover was yanked from the roster of speakers after criticizing President Bush at a November talk at Princeton University. I spoke to Danny Glover last week, the night before Kings actual birthday, January 15th. That historic day was also the first day after the Pacifica national board meeting, when the banned, fired and exiled were returned to WBAI.

Guest:

  • Danny Glover, actor and activist

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