The 50th anniversary of
's March on Washington is next week, and to commemorate the occasion,
News is planning to re-air the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of
which featured King as the guest, on Sunday.
The half-hour program, "'Meet the Press' Special Edition: Remembering the Dream," will re-broadcast the entirety of King's appearance, alongside
The episode, which will air 50 years to the day after its original broadcast, will join the regularly scheduled "Meet the Press" that day, which will be a retrospective of the March on Washington.
In a statement, "Meet the Press'" current moderator, David Gregory, said, "Dr. King's message resonates as strongly today as it did 50 years ago. This Sunday, we will relive this powerful moment in our nation's history through the lens of the 'Meet the Press' archives as we reflect on the state of the American dream."
The march was widely believed to be an instrumental step toward the Civil Rights Act being passed by
[Updated, 3:55 p.m. Aug. 21: The special "Meet the Press" will air in Los Angeles on KNBC at 9 a.m. on Sunday.]