Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Old Video = New Story

Archival video released of James Earl Ray's arrest
The Shelby County Register's Office (which runs the archives) released never-before-seen video of MLK's killer, James Earl Ray.  The sheriff's office purchased brand new cameras in 1968 to document his arrest.  Many of the tapes had been in storage, until now.  Doing a story on it was a great assignment for a History buff.  I happened to know where Ray's cell was located in the old jail.  That's where we went live.  The release of the video comes during the same week as the 45th anniversary of MLK's assassination.

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