On MLK Day, MTV airs reflections on race in black and white

January 19, 2015 2:40 PM

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WASHINGTON — MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives.

The youth-oriented TV network is broadcasting its programming in black and white on Monday, a first in the channel's 34-year-old history. MTV will include interviews with public officials and entertainers with personal reflections on race.

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