1st look at ‘Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia’

The new Lifetime film from “GMA’s” Robin Roberts features SAG and Grammy Award-winning actress Danielle Brooks and Tony winner Kenny Leon.
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Transcript for 1st look at ‘Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia’
Now I'm so proud to bring some news on a project close to my heart. My production company teamed up again with lifetime to bring viewers the story of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, starring the amazing Danielle brooks. This morning, a first look of the trailer of the movie. A lot of people don't know that there would not be the famous "I have a dream" speech without Mahalia Jackson. She shouted out -- Tell them about the dream. Mahalia Jackson was the voice for the people. Her music moved people. It did something. It changed people's hearts. That's too much. You have to have to remember Mahalia Jackson. Robin Roberts presents Mahalia. Only on lifetime. Danielle brooks, and it's her song. It's her voice, but Mahalia Jackson, we wanted to share this with you today because of mlk day. He was giving that speech at the memorial, talking about some issues and that, it wasn't maybe going as well as -- I shouldn't say as well -- it was Mahalia Jackson who performed there and said tell them about the dream, martin. She knew it would wake up the audience. Mahali. Congratulations. That's wonderful. A little sneak peek today. That's great, robin. Looking guard to that. Right now, we talk about the added stress that we feel in

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