TV One plans to commemorate MLK‘s birthday Mon with a pair of special docs, original “MLK: A Dream Deferred” (8pm) and the net premiere of “MLK: The Making of A Holiday” (9pm). — DirecTV is sponsoring the special Super Bowl week programming on FSN‘s “Best Damn Sports Show Period,” slated for Jan 30-Feb 1 and origination from the AZ site of the PGA‘s FBR Open. NFLers such as Ben Roethlisberger and Ray Lewis will serve as guest hosts, and guests will include Joe Theismann and Olympian Amanda Beard. — NBC has ordered from BBC Worldwide America a pilot for “Top Gear,” a UK car series featuring celebrity guest participation. — The 5th season of popular Speed series “Pinks” will ignite in HD for the 1st time next month, and the season’s initial 2 eps will be available a week early through VOD, iTunes and Sprint mobile devices.

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Windstream successfully completed its financial restructuring process and is a privately-held company as of Monday. While in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company successfully reduced its debt by more than $4bln

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