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Say Brother; Look into the Past, A; Mel King on Ray Richardson

Part of Say Brother.

10/10/1973

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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Series
Say Brother
Program
Look into the Past, A
Program Number

302

Title

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

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
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
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Connie (Director)
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Carew, Topper (Host)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Nicholas, Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Look into the Past, A; Mel King on Ray Richardson,” 10/10/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, 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. December 3, 2016. <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
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