Introduction: A Moment in Time, 1968: A special series on the 40th anniversary of a year of upheaval, in a world seemingly out of control.

Content: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his short career fighting for equality for blacks and for the poor. By the late 1960’s he had endured attacks from nearly every entrenched part of the American establishment. He was under relentless surveillance by the FBI. Director J. Edgar Hoover saw him as a threat to the nation’s stability and, inaccurately, as a closet communist. The Bureau went so far as to send King fabricated death threats and regularly spied on his private life.