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Andrea Wishom

Producer—started at Harpo in 1993.

About four years ago, I produced "The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." As I prepared, I thought, "All we ever see is the 'I Have a Dream' speech. There's got to be more." With some digging, I discovered archival footage that had never been seen by a national audience. On the tape, Dr. King was interviewed in his home in Atlanta. He cracked jokes, told a story about his daughter wanting to go to an amusement park, and expressed how much he loved Coretta.

After the show aired, viewers wrote things like "I never knew Dr. King was funny" and "I had no idea he was so in love with Coretta." Teachers around the country began using the show in their classrooms. Coretta eventually told Oprah, "This is the first time anyone has ever personalized my husband."

I can't think of a single show that has ever made me feel so proud.
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