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Say Brother
Media In Whose Interest, The
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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

This program centers on a discussion with television journalist/producers on how they choose the issues their shows address. Guests are Lovell Dyett of channel 7's Black News, Tanya Hart of channel 4's Coming Together, Karl Nurse of channel 5's City Streets and Aqui, Gloria Chun of Asian Focus, and Raquel Ortiz of WGBH's La Plaza. Points covered are: What is the decision making process for local vs. national programs? What role does the community play in determining subject matter? Are these programs operating at a financial and scheduling disadvantage?



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Media In Whose Interest, The,” 04/17/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 22, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A51550749702465F968B1875D0F2CEBB.
MLA: “Say Brother; Media In Whose Interest, The.” 04/17/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 22, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A51550749702465F968B1875D0F2CEBB>.
APA: Say Brother; Media In Whose Interest, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A51550749702465F968B1875D0F2CEBB
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