As the nation prepares to reflect upon the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, television is celebrating with special programs and documentaries (all times Pacific): "PoliticsNation: March on Washington: The Dream Continues": Reverend Al Sharpton hosts a live two-hour special from the National Mall that includes interviews with civil rights activists, past and present. Sharpton will lead the march on Saturday. 3 p.m. Friday, MSNBC. "We Were There: The March on Washington -- An Oral History": A documentary anchored by Don Lemon that features firsthand accounts of people who attended the original march. Among those interviewed: U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who spoke at the event. 7 and 10 p.m. Friday, CNN. "50: The March & the Movement": A live two-hour special honoring the trailblazers who organized the original event, along with contributors reporting along the march route. 8 a.m. Saturday, BET. "Beyond the Dream: 50 Years Later": A half-hour special commemorating the original march. Also included: A sit-down interview with Bernice King, daughter of Dr. King. 2 p.m. Saturday, Fox News. "Meet the Press Special Edition: Remembering the Dream": A rebroadcast of the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of "Meet the Press," featuring interviews with Martin Luther King Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins. The program aired three days before King delivered his speech. 7:30 a.m. Sunday, NBC. "The March": A documentary narrated by Denzel Washington that recalls the behind-the-scenes efforts that went into planning the 1963 event. 9 p.m. Tuesday, PBS.
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