Interview with Dr. William Anderson
QUESTION 39
JAMES A. DEVINNEY:

HOW WERE THEY FOCUSSED? YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT MEDIA?

Dr. William G. Anderson:

I mean media. The media came into Albany en mass. There was not a major newspaper in the world that was not represented in Albany. Not a major television station in the United States or a television network in the United States that was not represented in Albany. And having been there before Dr. King came and knowing of the activity that we had before, Dr. King, and having seen the results of his coming there in terms of the increase in the number of media people present, I know that they came there because Dr. King was there. He was a media event. We felt as though we needed the media attention because we thought that we could not get what we were looking for by appealing to the local people. There would have to be outside pressure, and the only way we could get the outside pressure would be that the media would have to call to the attention of those outside people what was happening in Albany.