If you can’t make the march today, C-SPAN has you covered with their usual great wall-to-wall, commercial free coverage from 9 am to 3 pm. Keep that remote handy as they will also air March-related shows.
Listening to some of the coverage of the event these past few days reminds me of the way that Washington, and only Washington, can cover an anniversary like this. Local TV media and WAMU 88.5 have been giving their coverage, as have been 89.3 radio, which targets the black audience. C-SPAN radio has also aired shows, The Washington Post has had an excellent section on line, and a fairly good job in print. BusBoys and Poets have hosted events, as have The National Archives, The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian museums and the Newseum.
I also want to share with you a great moment from yesterday. I was driving along Prince Street in Old Town, slowing down for the stop sign at West Street. I had Amy Goodman’s radio program on, listening to Dr. King’s speech.
As I stopped, a black man walking on the sidewalk looked over and said to me, "Are you going tomorrow?"
Good sir, how could I not?