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Say Brother
Cab 75
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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

Nuffie Calloway and family invited Extended Family Productions to document the 75th birthday celebration for her husband, entertainer Cab Calloway. Boston television personality Tanya Hart interviewed Cab, Nuffie, and various family members at the Calloway home in Westchester, New York. The result is an intimate portrait of a fascinating man, capped by one of his own impromptu performances. The program also incorporates original footage from Calloway's many film appearances. Special guests like Roy Ayers join in the fun as well.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Cab 75,” 09/30/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6F3918C36D843ECB190D9CF5EAE3DE0.
MLA: “Say Brother; Cab 75.” 09/30/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6F3918C36D843ECB190D9CF5EAE3DE0>.
APA: Say Brother; Cab 75. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6F3918C36D843ECB190D9CF5EAE3DE0
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