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Basic Black; Conversation With Spike Lee


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Basic Black
Conversation With Spike Lee
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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

Host Darren Duarte has a candid conversation with America's most prolific African American filmmaker. Controversial director/filmaker, Spike Lee talks about his latest film project, Bamboozled. In an intimate conversation, Spike talks with Basic Black's Darren Duarte about his body of work and the inspiration for his latest projects.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With Spike Lee,” 01/04/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 23, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BECDBA7A11F6431AA990324575107CC9.
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