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Basic Black; Conversation With Charlayne Hunter-Gault


CLOSED CAPTIONED MASTER Season 39 A Conversation with Charlayne Hunter-Gault Show#3806 Broadcast Date: 10/26/06 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Conversation With Charlayne Hunter-Gault
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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

Basic Black kicks off a new season as guest host Howard Manly welcomes journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Hunter-Gault made history by being one of the first African American students to integrate the University of Georgia in 1961, but she also is known for a career in journalism spanning more than forty years—most notably with the New Yorker, The New York Times, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and CNN. In her book, New News Out of Africa, Hunter-Gault turns her reporter’s eye towards Africa, examining the history, complexities and progress of an ever-changing continent.

In this episode, guest host Howard Manly talks with Hunter-Gault about her fresh perspective of modern Africa. Seeking to redefine news out of the continent, Hunter-Gault calls on everyone to take heed of some common misconceptions about Africa and support Africans in their quest to manifest their own destiny toward progress.



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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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