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good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" live from washington, d.c. it's the last ed show on a saturday. let's get to work. i have a dream today! >> the dream can only be realized if we pay attention to what's going on in our own backyard. >> you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out, and get in the way! make some noise! >> you cannot have economic and political equality without having some form of social
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equality. >> stand tall in your community, fight for diversity, understand its strength. >> and i don't think our society will rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers. >> 50 years later, we need a team effort to make his dream come true. >> their march is now our march. >> so on the anniversary of the march on washington, our grandchildren will not be fighting the same fight. >> we must give our young people dreams again. >> i have a dream that we shall overcome. >> i stand here today in this sacred place, in my father's footsteps. >> my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. >> i, like you, continue to hear his voice crying out in the wilderness. >> i have a dream today! >> we are determined to continue the struggle.
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good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching "the ed show" here on msnbc, live from washington, d.c. 50 years ago today, it was a very special day in american history. we are here to commemorate that. today, it has an eventful day here in washington, d.c., a day of reflection, but also a reminder to all of us, where we have come a long way, we still have a long way to go. i was on honored to be asked to speak here at the rally today in washington, d.c. to share my thoughts on what i think we need to focus on in public education in america. >> thank you. thank you, joe. >> i am a product of forced busing for racial equality. i take you back to the '70s, where diversity was a word that was foreign to america, but it was the future. i take you to birmingham,
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alabama, last night, where i did a radio town hall and i can tell you what's happening in america right now. the dream can only be realized if we pay attention to what's going on in our own backyard. when we start picking and choosing neighborhoods, who's going to get the resources and who's not going to get the resources, we will lose this country, we will lose the vision of diversity, we will lose the opportunity of equality to move all people forward. you need to pay attention to what's happening in your backyard to make sure that your school and those young kids get the resources they need to have an opportunity in america that will help them grow. being a product of the middle class, i was the one that was afforded the opportunities. and if we start picking and
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choosing neighborhoods, what kind of message are we sending to the youth of america? that this is the vision that they're going to have? that this is what's supposed to be for them? no! that's not what dr. king's message was. that's not what america's focus is. and that cannot be the road to the future for america. stand tall in your community, fight for diversity, understand its strength, and make sure that every school is resource d to give every american child a chance to live the dream. god bless you! thank you! >> you know, over the years on "the ed show" here on msnbc, we have focused on income inequality. it has been one of the issues that we have talked about. you are never going to be able to address income inequality in this country in one election cycle or in a few years. it is a generational effort. it's a generational lift. we showed the vulture chart on
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this program quite often, of where it's all gone to the top 2% over the last few years, and the middle class have been flatlined when it comes to resources, when it comes to jobs, when it comes to opportunities. and that's why their income divide in this country continues to grow. if we don't address that through the educational system, we're not going to make progress. educating young people of america, sending a message that all children will have an opportunity when they go to public schools is the only way we're going to get out of this, to give us a chance and our kids to compete in the global economy. but what are we doing in america ? we're picking and choosing neighborhoods. some neighborhoods, the neighborhoods of predominantly minorities, they're not getting the resources that the middle class and the rich folks in this country are getting. and that's what this march is all about, equality. this is a wake-up call to all americans. and this attack that is going on
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in public education in this country is going to destroy everything all these folks have been working for for generations. we have to take it upon ourselves. we have to recognize the moment if we're going to start picking and choosing kids, wlost going to make it, and if we are going to accept the fact that low wages in this country is a thing of the future, we're not going to be the great country that we can realize. we're to the going to be the great country that we can be. sure, there's great things happening in our economy for the right folks. there are certain things happening right now in america that need to be challenged. this issue of voting rights, it's deja vu. if you go back and look at some of the interviews that martin luther king gave on "meet the press" back in the '60s and listen to his answers, it's almost as if we're right there today. they are trying to take away the right to vote of some, not all, of some americans. there's no voter fraud.
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what's going on in north carolina legislatively, that's the fraud. what's going on in texas legislatively, that's the fraud. it's a made-up story to go after minorities. it's a made-up story to go after the elderly, the poor, the economically challenged and also to set up a bunch of hoops for the young kids in this country to get involved in the process. i say we can win this fight. but today has to be a wake-up for all americans that we have a long way to go. i want to bring in hillary shelton of the naacp, the grio's joy reid, and also lehigh university professor, james peters peterson. now, we all have our issues and things that we believe in. i lived diversity, i went to a black high school. i saw communities get resourced. back when i was in high school, we had after-school programs, we had resources. there was no idea like, we're not going to fund this school in this district, but we're not going to fund this one for certain reasons. and we are setting a dangerous precedent in this country by
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accepting the fact that teachers are the problem. that public education is failing all across the board. what's failing is our commitment. you go past no child left behind, how in the hell is that the kid's fault? it's not the kids' fault. and today's message has to be, if we're going to be strong, we've got to finish the right. we've got to do what we have to do as americans. i know you're passionate about this in many, many ways. >> if you think about what we had, even when i was growing up, our public schools got the resources they needed, but even beyond that, there was this vision for the future. a pell grant going to howard university would pay all of my tuition. i just had to raise money for the room and board. now a pell grant won't buy your books. it's an issue of political commitment. are we willing to take it on? is this a priority for america? do we want to see americans do
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better? and you're absolutely right. if you look at how we pay for our schools, it's based on property values. but look at what just happened with the economic downturn. we saw that african-americans lost half of their homes. we were at 44%. now we're down to 22%. that means not only did we lose half of our homes, we lost half of our wealth. how are we going to address those real problems and make sure we can get these communities back on a pathway to prosperity? that's the challenge. >> i don't think we can address income inequality in one or two years, it's going to be a generational effort. joy, if we start shortchanging kids at a young age, that's a road to disaster, in my opinion. >> and you talk about being a product of forced busing. if you look in the mid-1950s after the brown v. board of education decision in 1954, there was a huge backlash against the ability of kids to integrate. why did they want to integrate? because the schools in their community were being underresourced. because trying to get into a
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school with you want to date books and technology was almost impossible for children of color. and that was revisited again in the 1960s. after the success of getting public accommodations passed, a voting rights act passed. the next big fight in the 1970s was busing, and it was the issue of people who lived in the community when the tax base couldn't support a decent school, which meant you couldn't get into the middle class. the bottom line is that civil rights leaders have always understood, the one way to lever yourself into the middle class is a good education, and access to that was just as important, if not more important, than getting to eat at woolworth's. >> dr. peterson, you're in education and i want to touch on what hillary was talking about. is it when you have economically challenged neighborhoods, you can't run a school system via property tax. that federal money has to be there, if we're going to be equal for all. but how do we get there? >> there's a couple things. we have to look at education, almost the ways in which we're looking at the infrastructure of this nation. the public education is the centerpiece of the insure of this nation. you're talking about the income gaps that have sort of expanded
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over the last couple of decades, it will take us twice as much time to even attempt to try to recoup some of that loss. but we have to actually prioritize. and it's a values issue. what do we value? and if we value public education and we think of it as the sort of cornerstone of the actual infrastructure of this nation, we might be able to figure out the ways in which we can allocate some of those federal dollars. at the end of the day, there are things we have to do, in the meantime as well. which is those three to six hours, those after-school hours have got to be funded and supported and staffed. you know, we're coming back on to a school year right now -- >> that is so important. i don't mean to interrupt you. a kid that comes home tired ain't going to get in trouble! >> yes, yes. a kid that has his time occupied. >> but most of them are getting in trouble during those hours. we need to be educating our kids during those hours in order to sort of roll back some of the challenges that we see here. >> an education system based on an egrarian society. when you have to go home and feed the chickens and slop the
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hogs, that is not the reality today. kids get in trouble between 3:00 in the afternoon and 6:00 in the evening, the time between which they get out of school and their parents get home from work. that has to change. >> switching subjects, your personal experience, what do you take away from today? joy? >> i think it was amazing as you plaid that clip of martin luther king jr. saying he wanted a world where his four little children could grow up being judged by the content of their character. and we saw one of this has little children, and what a burden he has to bear. and i think it was really profound to see him standing in the place where his father stood when he was such a little child. and you have to ask yourself, if he still lives in a world where the president of the united states can talk about knowing the specious of being followed in a store, understanding the experience of people worrying about him when he gets on to an elevator, clearly we haven't gotten there, but it really was profound to see martin luther king iii standing in that place. >> dr. peterson, what'd you take away today?
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>> it's so incredible and emotional to be here. i've had my family here, and i know so many people here. but you can walk out here and encounter history just by walking out here. you can shake hands with history just by being here. that's powerful. that's why i think all those great folks out here watching you are here. in this case, it's a about education, but other things we have to work on. i think this is galvanizing for people. >> hillary, your instinct, your heart, your soul, what comes out today? >> absolutely, going back to '63, thinking about what dr. king said then. he said, we've come to washington basically because we've been offered a check that wouldn't go through. the promise of america, the promise of the constitution, that promissory note came back stamped insufficient funds. this is where we stop for a moment, where we assess, where we've come in the last 50 years, the things we've won, the setbacks we've experienced, and we rededicate ourselves so that movement, that vision that dr.
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king laid out that he called a dream. >> and one thing that has really unfolded today in a number of the speeches was the issue of voting rights. this is the contemporary challenge. this is the attack on american voters and this is something i think that this march has to take. the message has to be, we have to fight back on a local level, and it's going to take mobilization, isn't it? this is going to be brilliant on the basics, getting everybody involved, everybody that was here today has to be involved in their communities. we're going to have to have a whole new push on voter registration. >> and voter i.d.s. we have to get i.d.s while we're still fighting them for implementing voter i.d. laws. >> that's the scary thing about north carolina. north carolina, i was told on my radio show this week by several callers, there are 300,000 people who vote that do not have a government i.d. in north carolina. >> that's right. >> you know, not everyone has a driver's license. >> that's right. >> some people are older and don't -- one of the consequences of federalism is that your right to vote is inculcated in your
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state. there isn't a federal overarching right to vote. and a lot of people are surprised to understand that the constitution doesn't provide an explicit federalized right to vote. it's all in your state. the states have tremendous power. you can have more rights in state "a" and across the border have fewer rights in state "b." this is a lesson for every single voter. donate just vote for president, vote all the way down that ballot and for every election. >> hillary shelton, joy reid, james peterson, great to have you with us on "the ed show" tonight. thanks for your time. we have a lot more coming up after this. this is "the ed show" live from the national mall in washington, d.c. stay tuned. [ phil ] when you have joint pain and stiffness...
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. demonstration was certainly for the voting rights bill. however, we must recognize that there are other very tragic conditions existing in the state of alabama, which are as humiliating, as degrading, and as unjust as the denial of the right to vote. >> welcome back to "the ed show." dr. martin luther king on "meet the press," back on march 28th, 1965. he was talking about voting rights then. and fast forward 50 years to today, we are talking about voting rights at this rally here in washington, d.c. joining me now is ohio state senator, nina turner, who is running for secretary of state in the state of ohio. nina, great to have you with us. >> good to be here, ed. >> the integrity of the vote and the attack on voting rights obviously was big conversation here in washington today. it is real, what we're seeing in north carolina, what we were seeing in texas, the attitude of
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conservative legislators to restrict the vote, to make it harder. you have seen in this ohio as well. ohio is going to be huge in '14 and '16. in fact, we are reminded by the political experts constantly that the road to the white house goes through ohio. what do you see unfolding? what is the landscape right now and what has to be done? >> well, there is a sense of synergy, energy, and urgency, ed. to hear what dr. king just said, that clip you just played, it was as if he was talking to us today. and he mentioned alabama, but unfortunately, this is going beyond the south. even in ohio, as you remember, last year, the secretary of suppression tried to take away the last three days of early voting. he appealed all the way to the united states supreme court, in the state of ohio, but voters came out despite, you know, african-american voters, latinos, working class students, they came out despite. we have to take the energy that was created today. as the reverend said, he said, the more things change, the more
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they stay the same. and that is unfortunate and it's sad we have to continue this battle. but as dr. bernice king said, the struggle continues. >> so the things that have legislatively succeeded in north carolina were attempted in a big way in ohio, but it was mobilization of the people that turned it back. >> that's right. and we've got to keep doing. even just a few weeks ago, ed, a state representative from the gop, and the gop doesn't want people to vote, because they can't win with better candidates and better ideas. they try to cheat. he just introduced a bill to cut in half the early voting days in the state of ohio and take away the last three days, that sunday in particular. and we know what they're trying to do. we are better together and we've got to lift our voices. the vote is the great equalizer in this country, and we cannot have anybody try to take it away. >> do you think that north carolina becomes the model? if what they have tried, i mean, they have succeeded. it becomes a model of their success. you have been through this in ohio, where polling places,
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hours -- you were with us, ed. >> attempted to be cut, absolutely. why is it that there are long lines in minority neighborhoods and yet plenty of machines in excess in other neighborhoods of affluence? >> it doesn't make sense. this is a class issue and it is a race issue. but all americans have to realize, no matter if you lean red, plu, or somewhere in between, that our democracy demands equality of access to the ballot box. and elections have consequences, ed. and we are seeing the consequence of inaction in the 2010 election cycle. we cannot have the that happen in 2014. people have to get out to vote. >> in your state, the secretary of state has a lot of power. >> yes. >> what would you do in 2016 if you were the secretary of state, if you were successful in '14? >> number one, fair elections for all. it doesn't matter where you are in the state. i certainly would not fire people on the board of elections who are trying to expand the franchise. i would make sure that people have access to the ballot. not only that, ed, to tell them that every year is important.
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there are no off-year elections. i would be the cheerleader in chief, so to speak, to make sure that everybody lifts their voice from the school board member to the township trustee to the mayor to the governor, to the president of the united states. every election matters and we have to vote in people who care about workers, vote in people who care about women and children. vote in people who care about the lives of the people in this country, as secretary of state. i would make sure that everybody's vote counted. >> what do you take away from today? state senator nina turner of ohio with us. what do you take away from today? what message got to your heart that will stay with you as you move forward? >> i am the product of the civil rights generation. it is on their shoulders i stand. and so what i've taken away from this, i must continue to lift my voice and fight for future generations, to have access and to live a good life. that starts a to the ballot box. our ancestors and forefathers paid the price and we've got to
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every child deserves a great education. every third deserves equal funding and resources. i encourage all of you to keep dr. martin luther king jr.'s dream alive. >> i am joined by one of the courageous young men standing up for his education, ajean johnson. he is a chicago public schools student is and speaker at today's march with his mother, shonice reynolds and randi weingarten.
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congratulations. 50 years ago, john lewis was 23 years old, the congressman, he was the youngest person ever to speak at the rally and now you have that dubious distinction. and you had a lot to say. ajean, congratulations. what was it like standing up there on the mall the in front of all of these folks? >> i felt pretty proud of myself, just to know that i have changed the world and i have made a big difference in my life. >> well, it has made a big difference. where do you get the guts at a young age to speak up, at the age of 9 years old, getting up there and telling it lying it is? >> well, i think i get it from my parents and my great grandfather. he was at this march when dr. martin luther king spoke. i feel really proud to know that my grandfather was here 50 years ago and now i'm here 50 years later. >> i think he would be pretty proud that his grandson was speaking up here today. you have taken on the issue of
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fairness and resources in all the schools. you talk about this a lot. tell us a little bit more about what you would like to say that you didn't have a chance to say today, because everybody just got a few minutes. you know how that goes. >> yeah, well, i wanted to say thank you, randi weingarten, for helping me out and letting me speak today, but that was pretty much all i wanted to say. >> what about resources? what are you seeing in your schools? what has to happen? >> well, for this years, i really -- we really need debate team and public speaking. because we doesn't have that. and we need music. because even though we getting the ipads and i asked for the ipads and we getting that, it's still not enough. we need every single resource, because every child deserves a great education, as i said in my speech. >> yeah. was you nervous going up there? >> a little bit nervous, but not nervous, nervous. >> you knew you had to do it, right?
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>> yes. >> shonice, tell us what it was like having your son up there on the mall today speaking. >> it was -- there's no words i could use to describe it, to actually watch my son stand up there in front of thousands and deliver a speech with no fear and just to express hisself so eloquently and to get his message out, i'm very, very proud of him. cried the whole time. i cried the whole time. >> you've got to be very proud. >> i am. >> he genuinely is touched by the issues you face in chicago, isn't he? >> yes, he is. >> that comes from your involvement in the school system as well. >> my involvement in the school system and his involvement. he's always been active. he's always been an activist, even when he was in private school, he was. so his involvement is because he knows what he deserves and what he needs. and it's just, it's as simple as one, two, three. the resources aren't there, this is what we need. i had these things, why didn't i
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have these things in my other schools or talking to other schools across the city. those schools have those resources, so why does my school doesn't have those resources? and it's a simple question i could not answer. so he said, i would rather ask someone who can. >> your child has decided to speak up and be a part of it. how has he changed, at all, since when all of this has unfolded this spring, to where we are now? >> he hasn't. he's a little bit more, i would say, more encouraging. i'm listening to him when he speaks to other children, a young man that we saw, and the young man said something about him, and jean said, don't doubt yourself, don't be so hard on yourself, you have to believe in yourself. so i'm realizing that everyone he comes in contact with now, he's giving them some encouragement or some type of boost for their own confidence. >> tell us about that, asean. tell us about what you say to kids now. >> well, i really say to them,
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believe in yourself and fight for what you believe in. you're never too old or never too young to listen. and you're never too young or never too old to do something. and when you say that, what's their response normally? do they listen? >> i think so, because i see a lot of young kids walking around and they think they're not -- they think they're not perfect, well, the only thing about perfect is imperfect. because you're always not going to be the perfect somebody. you're not going to be perfect at everything. so that's why you need to learn that there's nothing wrong with being -- there's nothing wrong with imperfection. >> you've got a lot of heart, there's no question. randi, this is certainly an unusual product, child, i called him a gift from god today when i was on the air earlier. he really is the remedy to what education needs right now. >> well, he -- we spoke
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yesterday and asean was talking about fourth grade. and what it really means to not have enough fourth grade teachers. and was saying it in such a way that anyone could actually close their eyes and hear, feel, and see that passion. and i just thought, you know, we were very elated at the march, and i wanted people to hear asean more than, frankly, to hear lee or myself. that's why we said, asean, you're going first. but that is, you're absolutely right. first off, asean is -- this is why we do public education. this is why we want to make sure that kids have the opportunities to reach for the stars. to not only speak in front of a mall and this kind of confidence, but to then take that back and do something with that. and so asean's probably going to be the next president of the united states. asean can do anything.
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-- and i'm going to run your campaign, if you let me. but the point is that that is why teachers do what they do. that's why we go into education to make a difference in the lives of children and so, when we see a 9-year-old child who can actually speak in front of a mall when most of us who are triple or quadruple his age would be nervous as all getout, that's what public education is. >> here's what i take from this whole thing. is that kids see the difference. they see the inequities. a 9-year-old sees his school not getting what others get. the heartless decision to close a number of schools in chicago in income-challenged neighborhoods. why is that? the message i find very profound is the kids aren't stupid. they see it, they know what's happening, they're learning inequality at an early age,
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which i think is very dangerous. >> what asean told me yesterday, we don't need enough fourth grade teachers, so when i need some extra help, i no longer get it. now, at the end of the day, if we believe in the next generation of kids, it's time to stop talking about it rhetorically and start investing in children. our kids in urban education can do anything in kids thin privat schools can do. but we have to create the opportunity. that's what the march on washington is about this time. it's about make sugar we create opportunity. whether it's at the voting booth, whether it's stopping stand your ground laws, whether it is in public education, whether it is creating a living wage, that is what our next generation of this fight should be about. and i think and i was honored to have asean with me, exemplifying that. >> i think you're spot-on. asean, describe your friends.
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are they good kids that want to have a good shot? the kids in your neighborhood, do they see what's happening? do they -- do you talk about it with them? >> well, i really don't really get to see them that much, because i have been doing a lot of interviews and stuff, but i still go there to school, and i will talk about it to them, like my teacher will ask me, like to stand up and like tell to the teachers, well, like, what happened? and i remember one time, they asked me to say something, like, when we was doing a strike and they wanted me to come back, they wanted me to when i came back from school over christmas break, they asked me, what did i say to my teachers, because i had some stuff about rahm emanuel and how he was closing the schools and shutting down and how it wasn't fair to us. >> mm-hmm. >> so i really talk to them about it and let them inform, like, with the walmart
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situation, they wasn't giving no money back to public schools, and i was trying to encourage them to tell their parents not to go to walmart, because every time they go to walmart, they're investing into another school, they're not investing into our schools, they're not investing into public schools. >> shonice, what's your son's future? >> what's his future? god knows, but i know it's a great one. i know it's a great one. he's very passionate he, like you said, he gets it. so with those things, it's just as simple as reading information and evaluating it for himself, without my opinion. you know? and from that, i know he has that great future. right now, he's going into fourth grade. and we really have a concern about his fourth grade class. we lost three teachers, even though marcus garvie stayed open, we lost three teachers and found out one of the teachers was his fourth grade teacher. so right now there will be two
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fourth grade classrooms into one, that's 9 kids in one classroom and right now that's my concern. that's my concern. i do not want my child in a class with 39 students. ri like he was saying to randi yesterday, he's not going to get that one-on-one action, he might not get that attention from his teachers. he might not need it, but others students might need it. that's our concern right now. >> shonice, asean, randi weingarten, thank you so much. before we go. before we go, tell me about football season. what's happening? >> well, for football season, i'm going to be wide receiver and running back, because it's like we have two mixed up positions, because it's between two people, me and my friend, his name is roy. so if he's going to the eight hole, that means he's going to the even side, and i'm going to the odds. >> all right. so wide receiver and running
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back, that's where we are, right? >> yep. >> you still a chicago bears fan? >> yes. >> you know my bud, mark tressman is the new head coach of the chicago bears. i think you ought to go coach him up a little bit. he night need some help. i know he'd love to see you. great to have all of you with us. thanks so much for what you did. great to have you here. coming up, we'll hear from how the crowd here in washington, d.c. is working to advance dr. king's dream. stay tuned. we're coming right back. like taking a first step. and then another. and another. and if you do it. and your friends do it. and their friends do it... soon we'll be walking our way to awareness, support and an end to alzheimer's disease. and that? that would be big. grab your friends and family and start a team today. register at alz.org every day we're working to and to keep our commitments.
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rights mooucht veteran, that i've got to start out again, and a we've got to get our young people involved. and i'm glad to see so many of them here today. and i hope that they've absorbed this spirit, so they'll go back to their communities with and do what needs to be done. >> it's a day of passion, wasn't it? >> yes, it was. >> what's it mean to be here today? >> it means to much to meet and see people from history that i've wrote reports on in college. >> where you from? >> from north carolina, origin namly. >> lots of things happening in north carolina. >> virginia's governor too. >> how do you feel about what's going on in north carolina? >> it's definitely not good. definitely, it's taking things backwards instead of going forwards. and i think the people that -- especially the school situations, those two colleges, everybody's an american. why are we going through this again? and it's unnecessary. we all are living here as americans. we should be able to participate, regardless of the
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situation, the way they can vote. it's ridiculous. >> isn't it amazing that dr. king was talking about voting rights 50 years ago, and now we're right back -- how do you feel about that? it's just pretty amazing -- >> that we're still talking about it opinion. >> you would think that it would be a decision issue, but it's not. 50 years later, we've come a long way, but we've still got a long way to go. that's what the march is about today. you know, we're not done yet. >> so i get a sense the message has been received. >> that's right. >> the challenge for this generation is there. >> i agree with you. we're from texas. >> from texas?! >> yes. >> how did i get north carolina and texas. this is not staged! really, north carolina and texas, where the attack is on voters. >> that's right! >> and on women. >> and on women. where are you from? >> i'm from fredericksburg, virginia. >> okay, great. quickly, the message of today? >> the message of today, my
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welcome back to "the ed show." starting this monday, august 26, "the ed show" will be moving back to the weeknights at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. i want everybody at home to know "the ed show" won't change one bit. we've been on msnbc for over four years now, and the issues i care about that make this show what it is will stay the same. workers rights, protecting the middle class, health care, and of course we always like to have some fun. so in case you missed it, here's a quick recap of some "ed show" moments from this summer on the weekend. you know what? we're going back to work. safe landing in the big city. here we are, back on "the ed show." not a whole lot has changed in the last few months.
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i haven't changed, and i want you to know that. and neither have the issues that i care about. it's benghazi, the irs, the associated press. no, it's b.s., and i'll tell you why. 73% of americans think that job creation is the most important thing. mayor rahm emanuel, the expert, you know, he hand-picks the chicago school board, voted to close 50 schools. >> rahm emanuel thinks that we all are toys. >> we have put the teachers in the crosshairs and made them the villain. luckily for america, michele bachmann has announced she is not going to be seeking a fifth term in the united states house. >> i haven't had a gaffe or something that i've done that has caused me to fall in the polls. >> you heard it from michele bachmann herself. if we pray the gay away, america will survive. who in this country should align themselves with a political party that would advocate discrimination? >> what the left does, they make it uncomfortable for students
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who come to austin to shower at a young men's christian association, ymca gym, because they live it. >> what? if republicans think we're ready to say yes to the vest, they can keep on pretending. >> left, left. kick one time. kick, kick, now kick, oh, walk it by yourself. ladies and gentlemen, ed schultz! >> we have some breaking news here on "the ed show" tonight. conservatives are angry with me. righ righties are upset because i correctly said that republicans trashed the city of detroit. >> this will shock you and shock some of your viewers. there are many, many republicans in congress right now, perhaps the majority, who not only are opposed to raising the minimum wage, they want to abolish the minimum wage. >> these guys are so used to going to their man cave at fox. >> why are you attributing that to women in the work force? >> excuse me.
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let me just finish what i'm saying, if i may, oh, dominant one. >> where they are stroked and petted and egos are flattered. >> heavenly father, thank you for senator ted cruz of texas. there is no moral or religious case for taking away health care from 30 million americans. make no mistake, a photo op with president obama does not make chris christie bipartisan. accepting disaster relief, which was the right thing to do, does not make chris christie bipartisan. i have met the governor, and said, why don't you come on "the ed show" sometime? he doesn't need to come on my program, and quite honestly, i don't need to interview him. i have all the information on chris christie i need, and i think the people need to get it too. so you will see "the ed show" monday through friday, 5:00 eastern, starting this monday, august 26. that's what it's going to be all about. this has been a very historic day for a lot of young americans who weren't alive 50 years ago. they learned a lot today about
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what dr. martin luther king was all about, what his message was, and not only what it meant back then, but what it means today. what it means today is the challenges in many cases really haven't changed. there is an attack on voting rights in this country, and we were at the cross roads when it comes to providing health care for all americans. we are seeing an attack on women's rights in this country. we are also seeing a separation of income and equality, where the wealthiest people in this country get all the breaks and the attack on the middle class and the attack on labor is very real. so this crowd that was here today learned a lot of what dr. martin luther king was all about, his message, and they leave here today in washington, d.c., with a real challenge, to pick up the torch, to keep the fight, to stay focused, to understand that all politics is local, and to take care of their own backyard to make this a better community, a better country, a better world.
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