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Say Brother; Reflections with Bryant Gumbel


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Say Brother
Reflections with Bryant Gumbel
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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

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We follow Today Show cohost Bryant Gumbel for a day, going behind the scenes at NBC for a candid look at Gumbel as he discusses his achievements, challenges, and the responsibility he bears as a role model for African Americans.

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Reflections with Bryant Gumbel,” 02/08/1996, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 17, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DD94057ACD846BFA194D16E9C0B0321.
MLA: “Say Brother; Reflections with Bryant Gumbel.” 02/08/1996. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 17, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DD94057ACD846BFA194D16E9C0B0321>.
APA: Say Brother; Reflections with Bryant Gumbel. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3DD94057ACD846BFA194D16E9C0B0321
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