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Basic Black; Protecting The Innocent


MASTER Program #3510 Program Title: Protecting the Innocent Broadcast Date: 1/8/04 Length: 26:46 Producer: Valerie Linson

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Basic Black
Protecting The Innocent
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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

A move is underway in Massachusetts to create a commission that will review how to overturn the wrongful convictions of innocent people and develop strategies to secure their release. This movement is also calling on the Governor and the Legislature to create justice to be denied. Basic Black explores those reasons and more in "Protecting the Innocent", January 8th at 7:30 PM on GBH 2.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Protecting The Innocent,” 01/08/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A457F68B5F054E03981AE1E3DF6D79B4.
MLA: “Basic Black; Protecting The Innocent.” 01/08/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A457F68B5F054E03981AE1E3DF6D79B4>.
APA: Basic Black; Protecting The Innocent. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A457F68B5F054E03981AE1E3DF6D79B4
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