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On King Jr. Day, Reflections On Obama's Moment

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On King Jr. Day, Reflections On Obama's Moment

On King Jr. Day, Reflections On Obama's Moment

On King Jr. Day, Reflections On Obama's Moment

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NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving talks with Madeleine Brand about how Martin Luther King Jr. would and wouldn't have recognized himself in the figure of Barack Obama. He also discusses how this moment in American history offers the new president an opportunity for change on a scale only dreamed of in King's day — all from within the establishment.