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Say Brother; Webster Lewis Steppin' Out

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Say Brother
Webster Lewis Steppin' Out
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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

Program Description

An in-depth interview with the internationally acclaimed conductor, record producer and composer of the Say Brother theme, Webster Lewis. We look at the music and the man, retracing steps in his career, starting with performances while he was director of community services at New England Conservatory of Music. He then worked as a film composer in Los Angeles, and currently produces commercial jingles in New York. Includes interview with New England Conservatory professor and composer George Russell.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Webster Lewis Steppin' Out,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3E48D91A7CA8431694FE4D7331BA5B6E.
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