WGBH Openvault

Basic Black; Conversation With John McWhorter, A


CC Master A Conversation with John Mcwhorter

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Basic Black
Conversation With John McWhorter, A
Program Number


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

In this Basic Black conversation with new host Kim McLarin, McWhorter talks about his thoughts on how black America might begin to understand and solve its cultural dilemmas, what he thinks it means to be "authentically black," and why he believes that Barack Obama may change the conception of what "black" is if he is elected president.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With John McWhorter, A,” 10/18/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1B20F9D8C3D4488A2328B8DB6E35BFF.
MLA: “Basic Black; Conversation With John McWhorter, A.” 10/18/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1B20F9D8C3D4488A2328B8DB6E35BFF>.
APA: Basic Black; Conversation With John McWhorter, A. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1B20F9D8C3D4488A2328B8DB6E35BFF
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.