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The FBI's Ugly Obsession With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Clip: 01/15/2021 | 2m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

The FBI plays a vital role in protecting the American homeland. Why did the agency abuse its authority to spy on one of the country's greatest civil rights leaders? That question is at the heart of a new documentary titled "MLK/FBI," which examines the Bureau’s ugly obsession with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Director Sam Pollard joins the show on King’s birthday to discuss his film.

Aired: 01/15/21

Rating: NR

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