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Nexstar Media to Mark Dr. Martin Luther King Day With Special Programming Featuring His Only Grandchild

Half-hour Program Highlights the Activism of Yolanda Renee King and Will Air in 116 Markets Across the Country

Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to Donate $10,000 to the Drum Major Institute

Nexstar Media Group, Inc., today announced that it will air “A Granddaughter’s Dream,” a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King, across all of its owned or partner television stations beginning Saturday, January 13, to coincide with the national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. The half-hour program features Yolanda Renee King, the only grandchild of the slain civil rights leader and his wife.

At just 15 years old, Ms. King has penned “We Dream a World: Carrying the Light From My Grandparents Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King,” a picture book published this month, and described by her as a love letter to her grandparents. Reporter/Anchor Donna Terrell of KLRT-TV (Fox16) in Little Rock, Arkansas, travelled to Atlanta, where she sat down for an in-depth interview with Ms. King and her mother, Arndrea Waters King, President of the Drum Major Institute. The interviews took place on the campus of Spelman College, a historically black college, attended by five generations of women in the King family.

During the interview, the fierce and determined teenager says she believes that she has been called to fulfill her grandfather’s dream, discusses the influence of the grandparents she never met and the significance of the King family legacy. Ms. King says it is time for a new generation to pick up the torch and raise their voices. She has been raising her voice since the age of nine, captivating crowds around the country.

Last year, Ms. King delivered the keynote address at Clemson University’s celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, saying of her grandparents, “I feel that somehow, they are with me and that our spirits are joined in the quest for a just, loving and peaceful world. I am very proud to be their granddaughter, but I am also challenged by their inspiring legacy of vision, courage and their competent leadership. And I know that I’m not alone.”

Nexstar’s owned or partner television stations will begin airing “A Granddaughter’s Dream” on Saturday, January 13. Among the markets airing the half-hour program on Dr. Martin Luther King Day:


New York

7:30 p.m. ET


Los Angeles

7:30 p.m. PT



7:00 p.m. CT



7:30 p.m. ET



6:30 p.m. CT



6:30 p.m. CT


Washington, D.C.

7:30 p.m. ET

In addition to the special programming being offered by Nexstar and its partner television stations, the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation today announced that it will donate $10,000 to the Drum Major Institute to commemorate this year’s holiday and the legacy of Dr. King.

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST) is a leading diversified media company that produces and distributes engaging local and national news, sports and entertainment content across its television and digital platforms, including more than 300,000 hours of programming produced annually by its business units. Nexstar owns America’s largest local broadcasting group comprised of top network affiliates, with 200 owned or partner stations in 116 U.S. markets reaching 212 million people. Nexstar’s national television properties include The CW, America’s fifth major broadcast network, NewsNation, America’s fastest-growing national cable news network, popular entertainment multicast networks Antenna TV and Rewind TV, and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network. The Company’s portfolio of digital assets, including its local TV station websites, The Hill and, are collectively a Top 10 U.S. digital news and information property. For more information, please visit


Gary Weitman

EVP and Chief Communications Officer

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

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