Documentary makes national news Friday morning; Sunday

Thu, 2008-04-03 17:00 -- univcomm
April 3, 2008

"A Ripple of Hope," a new documentary created by Covenant Productions® at Anderson University, will be a featured live segment tomorrow morning (Friday, April 4) during "Morning Joe" with Joe Scarborough at approximately 7:45 a.m. (E.S.T. on MSNBC. The broadcast time for "Morning Joe" is between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. (E.S.T.). Also, the documentary will be featured on CBS Evening News at 6 p.m. (E.S.T.) , Sunday, April 6.

On April 4th, 1968 the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Robert Kennedy was in the midst of a presidential campaign that was attempting to bridge racial and economic divisions. As word of the assassination spread, riots and fires erupted in cities across the nation. Urged to cancel a rally before a mixed crowd in the inner city of Indianapolis, Robert Kennedy refused. The threat of violence was very real. But the few, simple words he spoke that night are credited with creating a sense of calm that settled over those neighborhoods during chaotic days following Dr. King’s death."A Ripple of Hope" reviews the events that occurred in Indiana on April 4, 1968, and explores the enduring legacy of Robert Kennedy's appearance in Indianapolis.

A Ripple of Hope was produced and directed by award winning filmmaker and AU professor Donald Boggs. For more information go to

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.