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October 28th, 2011
03:55 PM ET

The Mountaintop

A controversial new play on Broadway called “The Mountaintop” takes a look at the last night of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life.

In the play, Dr. King is portrayed as a very human man, smoking, drinking, cursing, even flirting. Many are buzzing about the playwright who chose to portray the civil rights icon in such a way.

30-year-old Katori Hall is that playwright and in this weekend’s CNN presents Soledad O’Brien travels to Memphis with the playwright and for the first time ever, cameras are allowed inside the room where Dr. King spent the last hours of his life.

“The Mountaintop” is one of four stories in one compelling hour of television this Sunday on CNN Presents at 8:00 pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET and 2:00 am ET.


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