Allen set for King spec

Debbie Allen has inked to direct a Children’s Television Workshop-produced half-hour special examining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that’s skedded for a Feb. 7 premiere on the Disney Channel.

Timed to coincide with Black History Month, “One Day” (written by Jeff Stetson) follows four children as they prepare to participate in a Martin Luther King celebration at their church and wind up learning the true meaning of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Project also features music from gospel artists Kirk Franklin and God’s Property as well as original music from James Ingram. Loretta Devine (“Waiting to Exhale”) stars in “One Day.”

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