ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. community march hosted by the City of Albany and the City of Albany’s Commission on Human Rights has been canceled. New York State will be hosting a virtual celebration.
According to officials in the interest of public safety during the impending winter storm, this year’s celebration will be broadcast statewide on PBS stations, on Monday, January 17. They say streaming of the event will also be available through the New York State webpage of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial observance celebration.
The following New York State PBS member stations will air their broadcast statewide on:
|Station||Region||Premiere Date||Premiere Time|
|WMHT||Capital Region||January 17, 2022||9:00 p.m.|
|WSKG||Binghamton||January 17, 2022||9:00 p.m.|
|WNED||Buffalo/Toronto||January 15, 2022||5:00 p.m.|
|MLPBS||Plattsburgh||January 17, 2022||1:00 p.m.|
|WXXI||Rochester||January 17, 2022||5:00 p.m.|
|WPBS||Watertown||January 16, 2022||1:00 p.m.|
|City12||Rochester, Spectrum Cable||January 16, 2022||10:00 p.m.|
|City12||Rochester, Spectrum Cable||January 17, 2022||7:00 p.m.|
|WLIW||New York City||January 17, 2022||4:00 p.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 17, 2022||8:00 p.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 19, 2022||7:00 p.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 20, 2022||12:00 a.m.|
|All Arts||New York City||January 24, 2022||6:00 p.m.|
|WCNY||Syracuse||January 17, 2022||2:00 p.m.|
The celebration will be hosted by Grammy and Emmy award-winner Christopher Jackson, best known for starring in the Broadway musical Hamilton. The one-hour program will showcase people and organizations across New York State that embody Dr. King’s principles. Officials say this program features something for everyone, with music, art, and inspiring stories that reflect the opportunity and promise of our fellow New Yorkers.