Mercy Street
For our Morning Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area.

In the News::

Dang it’s cold! Will there be snow? The coldest air of the season through Tuesday. Stormy late Thursday into the weekend. (Capital Weather Gang)

Outside the box thinking needed on upcoming T.C. Williams High School stadium renovation City officials appear to be on a collision course with residents of the Seminary Hill neighborhood next to T.C. Williams High School, with litigation a possible end result. The catalyst for this confrontation is a request for proposals put forth by the Alexandria City Public Schools that includes lights for Parker-Gray Stadium as part of an overall rebuild of the school’s football facility. (Alexandria Times)

Mercy Street Recap: Bloody, brutally honest, and thoroughly addictive ICYMI, do you count yourself a longtime fan of history-heavy films? Are you obsessed with period drama? Maybe you’re the type who’s never missed a single series premiere on PBS. In any case, somehow you’ve found yourself settled in with Mercy Street, a Civil War-set medical drama that’s the first original American series to premiere on PBS in years. (Entertainment Weekly)

The Alexandria, Virginia historic sites that inspired ‘Mercy Street’ Touring the Alexandria Civil War historic sites that inspire PBS’ ‘Mercy Street’ (L.A. Times)

The true story behind MLK’s iconic ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Clarence B. Jones was there when the civil rights leader’s most famous speech was drafted. He told WTOP that but for a few spontaneous, subtle acts, Martin Luther King Jr. would never have uttered his best-known phrase. (WTOP)

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