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Martin Luther King.
Professor Christopher Andrew presents the counterfactual history programme. What if the charismatic black civil-rights leader had survived the assassination on 4 April 1968? At only 39, he had already won a Nobel Prize and established himself as a major international figure. America recently celebrated Martin Luther King Day, so it is timely to ask whether he could have swung the election of 1968 and ousted Richard Nixon. Would he have entered the government on the election of Jimmy Carter , his close supporter in the South? Producer Ian Bell


Martin Luther King.
Professor Christopher Andrew
Richard Nixon.
Jimmy Carter
Ian Bell

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