ABC News has set specials on two opposite subjects –one about a massive march (shown here) and the other an individual ordeal. They are:
FRIDAY (Aug. 28): On the 57th anniversary of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” ABC will rerun “The March.” Narrated by Denzel Washington, the 2013 film interviewed John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Joan Baez, Oprah Winfrey and others, including Clarence Jones, who helped draft Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
That will run in the “20/20” slot, from 9-11 p.m. Deborah Roberts will add new interviews, including Martin Luther King III.
That’s on the same day that the Oprah Winfrey Network has its own retrospective. It has a one-hour special at 1, 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, centering on a 22-minute film about key Black-history events that all happened on Aug. 28; see separate story under “news and quick comments.:
SEPT. 10: Robin Roberts produces and anchors “Shark Attack: The Paige Winter Story.”
Winter was 17 when a shark attacked her in waist-deep water in North Carolina. Her father fought off the shark and carried her to safety; she lost a leg and two fingers.
The film follows her through a year, including recovery, Homecoming, prom and graduation.