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Say Brother; Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The; Everett Goodwin reads from his poem To A Down and Out Brother

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10/29/1976

In this clip Washington, DC poet and playwright Everett Goodwin reads from his poem "To A Down and Out Brother," then discusses his motivation for creating the work with Barbara Barrow. Overall the program consists of an interview with Washington, DC poet and playwright Everett Goodwin. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Goodwin about the ideas behind his poems, how he started writing and getting published, and issues related to the production of his upcoming play. Program includes Goodwin's readings from his book of poems The Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, including, "Loving Nothing But The Blues," "To A Down and Out Brother," "Love Poem for Shauna," and "Ode to Reefer"). Program includes the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The
Program Number

703

Title

Everett Goodwin reads from his poem To A Down and Out Brother

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 consists of an interview with Washington, DC poet and playwright Everett Goodwin. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Goodwin about the ideas behind his poems, how he started writing and getting published, and issues related to the production of his upcoming play. Program includes Goodwin's readings from his book of poems The Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, including, "Loving Nothing But The Blues," "To A Down and Out Brother," "Love Poem for Shauna," and "Ode to Reefer"). Program includes the "Community Calendar."

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Goodwin, Everett
Segregation
African American poets
Poetry
Oral interpretation of poetry
Civil rights
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Contributors
Portilla, Alfred (Assistant Cameraman)
Tsiang, Kaisan (Assistant Cameraman)
Berg, Patricia (Assistant Cameraman)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Wareham, Skip (Stage Manager)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio Editor)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Editor)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Editor)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The; Everett Goodwin reads from his poem To A Down and Out Brother,” 10/29/1976, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3472B6A36824462CB0FBA5AAC9F8E4E0.
MLA: “Say Brother; Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The; Everett Goodwin reads from his poem To A Down and Out Brother.” 10/29/1976. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3472B6A36824462CB0FBA5AAC9F8E4E0>.
APA: Say Brother; Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The; Everett Goodwin reads from his poem To A Down and Out Brother. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3472B6A36824462CB0FBA5AAC9F8E4E0
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