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Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston's Largest Black Radio Station, A; Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace

Part of Say Brother.

12/10/1976

In this clip Barbara Barrows interviews Gretchen Wortham after her recent appointment to Station Manager of WILD Radio, who discusses the role of minority women in management positions and the difference in respect and responsibility accorded to White counterparts. Overall the program focuses on Gretchen Wortham's recent appointment to Station Manager of WILD Radio, Boston. Host Barbara Barrow and Wortham discuss the personal and professional events that led to her appointment, equal employment and FCC regulations, listener/viewer feedback, women in the workplace, African American radio programming, advertising, and other issues related to WILD. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with anchors Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, an excerpt from a film on early indigenous peoples in North America, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Candid Look at Boston's Largest Black Radio Station, A
Program Number

709

Title

Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace

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

Program focuses on Gretchen Wortham's recent appointment to Station Manager of WILD Radio, Boston. Host Barbara Barrow and Wortham discuss the personal and professional events that led to her appointment, equal employment and FCC regulations, listener/viewer feedback, women in the workplace, African American radio programming, advertising, and other issues related to WILD. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with anchors Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, an excerpt from a film on early indigenous peoples in North America, and the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Affirmative action programs
Civil rights
African American women
Segregation
Businesswomen
African Americans in radio broadcasting
African Americans in television broadcasting
Sex discrimination against women
African American radio stations
Wortham, Gretchen
WILD (Radio station : Boston, MA)
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Contributors
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio Editor)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Floyd, Michael (Camera)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston's Largest Black Radio Station, A; Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace,” 12/10/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B7274673CE141758A543D6705A0EB3D.
MLA: “Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston's Largest Black Radio Station, A; Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace.” 12/10/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B7274673CE141758A543D6705A0EB3D>.
APA: Say Brother; Candid Look at Boston's Largest Black Radio Station, A; Lack of equal opportunities for African American women in the workplace. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2B7274673CE141758A543D6705A0EB3D
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