Opportunity and Promise: New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hosted by Christopher Jackson, this year's program takes viewers on a virtual tour across New York State.
Christopher Jackson is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning songwriter/composer as well as a Tony Award-nominated actor best known for starring as George Washington in the critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton." He can currently be seen starring in the hit CBS drama "Bull" and recently finished performing in a limited run of "Freestyle Love Supreme" on Broadway. He also starred in Ava DuVernay's Netflix mini-series "When They See Us."
Through the eyes of New Yorkers from Syracuse to Poughkeepsie, Schenectady to Long Island, the program focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and dreams with music, art, and inspiring stories that reflect the opportunity and promise of our fellow New Yorkers.
|Station||Region||Premiere Date||Premiere Time|
|WMHT||Capital Region||January 17, 2022||9:00 p.m.|
|WSKG||Binghamton||January 17, 2022||9:00 p.m.|
|WNED||Buffalo/Toronto||January 15, 2022||5:00 p.m.|
|MLPBS||Plattsburgh||January 17, 2022||1:00 p.m.|
|WXXI||Rochester||January 17, 2022||5:00 p.m.|
|WPBS||Watertown||January 16, 2022||1:00 p.m.|
|City12||Rochester, Spectrum Cable||January 16, 2022||10:00 p.m.|
|City12||Rochester, Spectrum Cable||January 17, 2022||7:00 p.m.|
|WLIW||New York City||January 17, 2022||4:00 p.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 17, 2022||8:00 p.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 19, 2022||7:00 p.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 20, 2022||12:00 a.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 24, 2022||6:00 p.m.|
|WCNY||Syracuse||January 17, 2022||2:00 p.m.|
January 2021 Program
Civil Rights Then and Now
The one-hour tribute to Dr. King showcased some of the people and organizations across New York State that embody the principles of one of America’s most significant leaders for social justice, freedom, and equality. Through the eyes of New Yorkers from Buffalo to Albany, Lake Placid to New York City, the program focused on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and dreams with music, art, and inspiring stories that reflect the fight for civil rights then and now across the state.
New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance
The New York State Office of General Services, The State University of New York, Battery Park City Authority, City University of New York, College of Saint Rose, Digital First Media, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, Emil J. Nagengast Florist, Hudson River Greenway, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York Power Authority, New York State Agriculture and Markets, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, New York State Department of Financial Services, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, New York State Department of State, New York State Depart of Taxation and Finance, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Education Department, New York State Gaming Commission, New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Insurance Fund, New York State Liquor Authority, New York State Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, New York State Office for the Aging, New York State Office of Mental Health, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, New York State, Olympic Regional Development Authority, New York State Parks Recreation and Historical Preservation, New York State Worker’s Compensation Board, NY’s 529 College Savings Program, NYSERDA, Price Chopper and Market 32, Albany Times Union, Peebles Island State Park