IN THE LINE OF FIRE: The Media and the Movement (wt)

A Two-Hour Documentary Special for MSNBC

Produced, Directed, and Written by Phil Bertelsen and Rachel Dretzin

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. --at a moment of crisis for the news media-- IN THE LINE OF FIRE (wt) recounts the high water mark of the American press, when journalists risked everything to report the truth and played a central role in transforming the country. But as we look back, we’ll also look forward at how the news media has evolved over the last half-century and how it continues to define its role in a vastly changed world.