Airtime: Friday, April 2, 2010, at 9:00 PM (EST) on PBS (check local listings here).
In the months before his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had expanded his focus on racial justice to include reducing economic inequality. Now, on this week’s 42nd anniversary of King’s assassination, Bill Moyers sits down with experts Bryan Stevenson and Michelle Alexander to discuss how far we’ve really come as a country, how poor and working-class Americans have been falling behind and what America must do to fulfill Dr. King’s vision. Stevenson is a longtime advocate for social justice and human rights in the context of criminal justice and is on the faculty of NYU’s School of Law. Alexander holds a joint appointment with Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law and Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and is author of “The New Jim Crow.”