Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Win--a-Video Wednesday: "King" presented by The History Channel

Win-a-Book Wednesday will be pre-empted this week for Win-a-Video Wednesday, but first things first: The winner of last week's book "Giant" by John Stauffer is Jamaise. Congratulations, Jamaise! E-mail me at whattamisaid@gmail.com with your address and your book will be sent via USPS Media Mail.

This week's offering is "King," a documentary about slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forty years after Martin Luther King's assassination, HISTORY, with newsman Tom Brokaw, takes viewers through the extraordinary life and times of America's civil rights visionary. "King" goes beyond the legend to portray the man, the questions, the myths and, most importantly, the relevance of Dr. King's message in today's world. Includes a rare interview with is son, Martin Lither King III, as well as associates from the civil rights campaigns such as Andy Young and Harry Belafonte, and contemporary figues such as former President Bill Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Bono, Forest Whitaker, Chuck D and others.

Visit The History Channel Web site for clips from the film, including John Legend singing his version of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)."

This week, thanks to the generosity of The History Channel, two...count 'em...TWO people will win a brand new copy of this film.

Enter to win this video by participating in this open thread by Monday, Jan. 19. All names attached to this thread will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will be announced next Wednesday and that person can e-mail me with their mailing address. The book will be sent via USPS Media Mail.

The winner of the book is invited to post a review on What Tami Said.


AngieatWhatNewsShouldBe said...

One of King's most central legacies often lost in holiday remembrances is his stance against global poverty and his encouragement for all Americans to learn about and combat it.

Download this free 2-page inspirational flyer about Martin Luther King Jr. and what he fought for in this exact regard right here: http://tinyurl.com/9una9n
**It asks people if they can take to heart the words King spoke just 4 days before he was gunned down.

Think about the global poverty statistics mentioned in the flyer- comparing those in King's time - to those in the present. This is an excellent way to open up everyone's eyes to the currently still dreadful state of humanity.

And you can actually have a great time handing out the flyer while wishing people a "Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day". You will get smiles and thank you's in response and will be honoring King's legacy in getting the word out at the same time.

( You can also get the flyer by emailing me at Angie@WhatNewsShouldBe.org
www.WhatNewsShouldBe.org )

I wonder if the video addresses this critical part of King's legacy generally left out of mainstream media biographies. I'll find out if I win the video :-)


Rebecca said...

That looks AWESOME. Count me in!

writely so 365 said...

Dr. King stood for so many things but of course is widely remembered for his I Have Dream speech. From the clips shared I would hope that History channel was able to encompass all that he stood for in some way. I look forward to watching this in its entirety.

jamaise said...

Thank you so much for offering me the chance to win "Giants". An insight into the parallel lives of Douglass & Lincoln - I can't wait to start reading!

Count me in for this drawing as well.

And staying on theme, remember Monday January 19th is not only Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday, day preceding the most exciting & historical inauguration ever, but it is also National Day of Service.

-Remember to join in on a large movement - volunteer - give of yourself. Let's set the stage for the change that's come & that we have to be a part of.

mayhem said...

The video looks great.

The national day of service is a great idea. We'll be doing some litter pick up and recycling in our neighborhood. Nothing that will change the world by itself, but I love the idea of everyone doing little service things together on the same day around the nation.

quarter-life-crisis said...

I would be honored to win it!!

Misty said...

I would LOVE to win this!


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