Lilly Broadcasting stations will produce special programs honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 20.

From Hawaii to New York state, the specials will air on Lilly television stations.  In Erie, Pennsylvania, anchor Mike Ruzzi hosts a special that features an exclusive interview with Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights leader.  King III was in Erie this month.  The special will also focus on diversity and the progress of the civil rights movement in Erie.  It airs at 7:30pm on WICU-TV (NBC) and Erie News Now Plus (WSEE 35.3). 

In Hawaii, KITV-TV (ABC) presents a live, 30-minute special that includes interviews with Reverend Abraham Akaka, pastor of Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu.  Rev. Akaka was friends with Dr. King and shared a common vision of justice.  KITV4 will examine the two men and how they inspired one another.  KITV4 will also introduce the man who was the driving force behind getting the Aloha state to recognize the federal MLK holiday.  KITV4’ special airs live at Noon on January 20.     

WENY-TV (ABC) airs “Keeping the Dream Alive” Monday at 7:00pm and on cable affiliate New York Local in Ithaca.  The program is anchored by WENY News Director Renata Stiehl and includes profiling a local agency which helps continue Dr. King’s legacy.

Lilly Broadcasting’s Washington bureau takes viewers inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture to show Dr. King’s impact through the years.  Reporter Matt Knoedler will examine Dr. King’s influence in changing American values. 

Lilly Broadcasting is committed to producing high quality special programming for audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. 

The company’s television stations include affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, The CW and MeTV among other networks.  Lilly Broadcasting also owns and operates One Caribbean Television.  One Caribbean Television is a news and entertainment channel that has served the Caribbean Community since 2008.