A Ripple of Hope

Advised against appearing before an inner-city crowd in Indianapolis the night Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Robert Kennedy delivered an extemporaneous speech that brought a sense of peace to the city.
A Ripple of Hope is an independent historical documentary produced by the former Covenant Productions®. The film dramatically retells the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room.
It poignantly retraces the steps of Presidential Candidate Robert Kennedy as he absorbs the news of the killing and responds with courage and compassion.
With digitally restored news footage and original music by John Colby, Grammy Award-winning music director of the Ken Burns Civil War soundtrack, A Ripple of Hope dramatically narrates the events of that tragic day 40 years ago thru the eyes of those who were there.
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U.S. Distribution

A Ripple of Hope is airing on over 200 Public TV stations through American Public Television. To find an airing in your community, use the PBS Station Finder.

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Meet the Crew

Donald Boggs


Dr. Boggs has received nearly 20 Gold, Platinum, and Multiplatinum RIAA Video Awards, 4 Telley awards, the Voice Magazine Video of the Year award, 2 regional Emmy nominations, and multiple Gold Addy awards, and was nominated for a Dove Award in 1994. He received a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Mass Media from the University of Akron, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Kent State University. His programs have aired on the Family Channel, Nashville Network, Gospel Music Channel, TBN, and others.

Mark G. Dawson

Director of Photography & Second Unit Director 

Mark is Covenant’s primary producer/director and cinematographer. He worked as a TV news photographer/editor for 7 years earning 17 state, regional, and national awards before joining the staff of an award-winning Nashville, Tennessee film and video production company. Mark’s work has been honored with Telly, ADDY, Aurora and Angel awards as well as a Regional Emmy™ Nomination in 2004. Mark has shot projects across the USA and around the world.

David Armstrong

Associate Producer

David Armstrong has worked in video production for more than 20 years. Dave is the recipient of a regional Emmy award for his direction of Candles and Carols.

David Baird

Associate Producer

Dr. Baird is a professor of Communication at Anderson University. His work in political journalism has been published in a number of journals including Quill, American Journalism, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Christianity Today. He received his M.A. from Wheaton College and his Ph. D. in Mass Communications from Purdue University.

Rev. James Morehead

Associate Producer

Rev. Morehead is an accomplished actor, playwright, author of two full-length plays and a book of poetry entitled “Life’s Reflections.” He’s won numerous awards including “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” from Anderson University in 1995. He presently serves as Senior Pastor of the Pasadena Heights Church of God, Indianapolis, Indiana, and is a noted speaker, lecturer, workshop leader, and preacher.