WSB-TV's Peabody Award-winning film

WSB-TV's Peabody Award-winning film "The Boy King" tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. in his youth.

The life of Martin Luther King Jr. has been the subject of a number of films.

The made-for-television film, “The Boy King,” tells the story of his youth. The WSB-TV movie focuses on  early prejudices King encountered in his childhood and how his family responded.

"The Boy King" won a Peabody Award in 1986. We sat down with the producer of the movie, Judy Cairo, and director Bill Parrott to talk about the making of the film. 

Host Tony Harris spoke with producer Judy Cairo and director Bill Parrott on their portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the movie "The Boy King".