Say Brother; Look into the Past, A; Mel King on Ray Richardson
Part of Say Brother.
In this clip Mel King talks about the history of Say Brother and the impact and legacy of the producer Ray Richardson. Overall in this program, Producer Topper Carew presents a number of segments originally aired in 1972 and 1973, as well as introduces recent interviews with former Say Brother staff and supporters to celebrate the accomplishments of the program. Previously aired interviews are with local officials John O. Boone (State Corrections Commissioner), Leroy B. Chase (Deputy Superintendent for the Boston Police Department), and Robert J. DiGrazia (Boston's Police Commissioner), Harvard professors and authors Dr. Alvin Pouissant and Christopher Jencks, and Superfly actor Ron O'Neal. New interviews conducted by Topper Carew are with with Elma Lewis, Mel King, Sarah-Ann Shaw, and Jim Boyd. Program contains excerpts from previously aired music and dance performances. Produced by Topper Carew. Directed by Connie White.
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- Say Brother
- Look into the Past, A
- Program Number
Mel King on Ray Richardson
- Series Description
Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968
- Program Description
Producer Topper Carew presents a number of segments originally aired in 1972 and 1973, as well as recently conducted interviews with former "Say Brother" staff and supporters, in order to celebrate the accomplishments of the program. Previously aired segments are primarily interviews conducted by former producer John Slade with local officials (John O. Boone, Leroy B. Chase and Robert J. DiGrazia), Harvard professors and authors Dr. Alvin Pouissant and Christopher Jencks, and "Superfly" actor Ron O'Neal, although there are arts related clips from vocal and dance performances. New interviews are with Elma Lewis, Mel King, Sarah Ann Shaw and Jim Boyd one-on-one with Topper Carew.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- African Americans in television broadcasting
- King, Mel
- Television in community development
- Lewis, Elma
- Jencks, Christopher
- DiGrazia, Robert J.
- Fabio, Sarah
- Boyd, Jim
- Shaw, Sarah-Ann
- African American journalists
- Boone, John O.
- O'Neal, Ron
- Chase, Leroy B.
- Pouissant, Dr. Alvin
- Race and Ethnicity
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
- White, Connie (Director)
- Carew, Topper (Producer)
- Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
- Carew, Topper (Host)
- Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
- Nicholas, Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Look into the Past, A; Mel King on Ray Richardson,” 10/10/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_07B1E42672AC43C0A26FBBF021530972.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Look into the Past, A; Mel King on Ray Richardson.” 10/10/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_07B1E42672AC43C0A26FBBF021530972>.
- APA: Say Brother; Look into the Past, A; Mel King on Ray Richardson. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_07B1E42672AC43C0A26FBBF021530972