Stuart Connelly and Richard Klumpp are our guests this week.
with guest host Matt Bennett, co-founder of Third Way
Show produced by Katherine Caperton.
Original Air Date: June 1, 2013 on SiriusXM “POTUS” Channel 124.
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Our friend Matt Bennett sat in as substitute host this week, and his guests took us behind the scenes for two of the most compelling aspects of American politics. First, Stuart Connelly provided an amazing new look at Martin Luther King’s March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech. Connelly, the co-author (with Clarence Jones) of “Behind the Dream,” talks about the tense days leading up to the March, with civil rights leaders literally sweating out the final days, hoping that the crowd would show up, that the money would get raised, and that the speeches would get written. On the night before the speech, Connelly explains, his co-author Jones, the road buddy, lawyer and confidant of King, went up to his room to scratch out a draft of the speech. King delivered it verbatim the next day, until prompted to change gears a bit and talk about his dream. The rest, literally, is history.