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Say Brother; Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston [Part 2 of 2]; The Role of Black Journalists

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02/18/1977

In this clip Ron Hutson, Mel Miller, Barbara Barrow and Sarah Ann Shaw debate the role of black journalists as reporters, not activists. Overall the program is the second of two focusing on Black media and its function in the community. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Ron Hutson (head of the Urban 'Team' at the Boston Globe), Mel Miller (publisher of the Bay State Banner), and Sarah-Ann Shaw (reporter for WBZ News and host of the television program Mzizi Roots) about how people get their news, differences between reading newspapers and watching the news on television, and what the media should be doing to serve an educational purpose. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, "man on the street" interviews with Boston residents regarding the function of the media, and the "Third World Connection" (in which the blending of Spanish, Caucasian, and African ethnicities in Brazil and the West Indies is discussed). Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston [Part 2 of 2]
Program Number

717

Title

The Role of Black Journalists

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

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Miller, Mel
Reporters and reporting--Massachusetts
Boston Globe
Hutson, Ron
African Americans in television broadcasting
African American journalists
African Americans in mass media
African Americans in the newspaper industry
Bay State Banner
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Harris, Hilda
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Cross, June (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Smith, Lee (Lighting)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Koppel, Tiit (Assistant Stage Manager)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Chu, Justina (Reporter)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio Engineer)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Floyd, Mike (Stage Manager)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston [Part 2 of 2]; The Role of Black Journalists,” 02/18/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23432C5AFCAD4091B0FD5F0D07562A13.
MLA: “Say Brother; Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston [Part 2 of 2]; The Role of Black Journalists.” 02/18/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23432C5AFCAD4091B0FD5F0D07562A13>.
APA: Say Brother; Looking at Ourselves: How the Black Media Watches Boston [Part 2 of 2]; The Role of Black Journalists. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_23432C5AFCAD4091B0FD5F0D07562A13
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