Say Brother; Cannonball Express
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- Say Brother
- Cannonball Express
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- Series Description
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
Program contains numerous "magazine-style" segments, of which the most prominent is host John Slade's interview with musician Cannonball Adderley. Accompanying the interview, in segments before and after, is performance footage of Adderley's jazz band "Cannonball Express" which was shot live in Boston the night before the interview. Other segments include a performance by the Immala Blakely Dancers; an interview with Harvard psychology professor Alvin Pouissant, discussing his book, "Why Blacks Kill Blacks"; a demonstration of self defense techniques using karate by black belt Harry Gardner; and a performance by jazz group "The J. R. Mitchell Experience."
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- Immala Blakely Dancers
- Paul's Mall (Boston, Mass.)
- African American musicians
- Pouissant, Dr. Alvin
- African Americans--Psychology
- Adderley, Cannonball
- Cannonball Express (Musical group)
- Racism--Psychological aspects
- African American psychologists
- African American dance
- J.R. Mitchell Experience, The (Musical group)
- Jazz musicians
- Race and Ethnicity
- John Slade (Producer)
- Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
- Tillman, Russell (Director)
- Slade, John (Host)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
- Johnson, Henry (Film Sound)
- Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
- Loerzel, David (Film Sound)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Cannonball Express,” 04/25/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A64241BFEB0E46F5B472CDF13439BE26.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Cannonball Express.” 04/25/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A64241BFEB0E46F5B472CDF13439BE26>.
- APA: Say Brother; Cannonball Express. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A64241BFEB0E46F5B472CDF13439BE26