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Basic Black; Conversation With Bill Russell


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Basic Black
Conversation With Bill Russell
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Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

NBA legend and former Boston Celtics player/coach, Bill Russell goes one on one with Basic Black's Darren Duarte. In an up close and personal conversation, Bill Russell relfects on his life, the game of basketball and the treasure of his parents.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With Bill Russell,” 02/28/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_189F3D3FB26641639E056202F093BF5A.
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