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Say Brother; Campaign 80: Promises and Reality


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Say Brother
Campaign 80: Promises and Reality
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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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In this election year, economic issues are of particular concern to the nation's minority communities. This program examines the differences among the candidates' economic platforms and the anticipated impact on minorities. Guests are journalists Robert Jordan of The Boston Globe and Luix Overbea of the Christian Science Monitor. Excerpts of the presidential debate between Ronald Reagan and John Anderson, and Jimmy Carter's acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Campaign 80: Promises and Reality,” 09/30/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C15112316294859AE39161B45E81E84.
MLA: “Say Brother; Campaign 80: Promises and Reality.” 09/30/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C15112316294859AE39161B45E81E84>.
APA: Say Brother; Campaign 80: Promises and Reality. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C15112316294859AE39161B45E81E84
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