WGBH Openvault

Basic Black; Conversation With Bill T. Jones


Revised CC Master A Conversation with Bill T. Jones Show #3913 16x9

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Basic Black
Conversation With Bill T. Jones
Program Number


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

Legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones has created more than 100 dances for his company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Jones, a recipient of the MacArthur "genius" award in 1994, has created work that is widely celebrated for its statements on race and sexuality and for its collaborations with visual artists and musicians. Jones discusses his life in the arts and the Boston premiere of his work Chapel/Chapter with host Kim McLarin on this episode of Basic Black.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With Bill T. Jones,” 02/14/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29FADC84EAAC4A44B37B9D47F8ED2A89.
MLA: “Basic Black; Conversation With Bill T. Jones.” 02/14/2008. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29FADC84EAAC4A44B37B9D47F8ED2A89>.
APA: Basic Black; Conversation With Bill T. Jones. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29FADC84EAAC4A44B37B9D47F8ED2A89
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.