WGBH Openvault

Basic Black; Conversation with Antwone Fisher


License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Basic Black
Conversation with Antwone Fisher
Program Number


Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Antwone Fisher was a young Navy recruit whose anger, frustration, and violence—stemming from a childhood plagued by abuse in the foster care system—threatened both his personal and professional relationships. Fisher’s story is an inspirational journey of triumph over adversity which became the subject of a feature film; and one that Denzel Washington chose to make his directorial debut.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation with Antwone Fisher,” 04/03/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F059A17445A4ED0A1B0E441DA05691E.
MLA: “Basic Black; Conversation with Antwone Fisher.” 04/03/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F059A17445A4ED0A1B0E441DA05691E>.
APA: Basic Black; Conversation with Antwone Fisher. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F059A17445A4ED0A1B0E441DA05691E
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.