Say Brother; Black Stars
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- Say Brother
- Black Stars
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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 examines the topic of Afro Americans in the film industry via a group discussion among industry professionals as directed by Say Brother Producer Topper Carew. Program guests are actress Lee Chamberlin, actor/producer Brock Peters, and New York Amsterdam News, New York Times and Encore film critic James Murray. All discuss the difference between theater and film, the recent marketing interest in black audiences and what it is black audiences want to watch. Films discussed include "Sounder," "Uptown Saturday Night," "Five on the Black Hand Side," "Superfly," "Nothing But a Man," and "Save the Children," of which clips from "Five on the Black Hand Side" and "Uptown Saturday Night" appear.
James Murray, whose recent book "Black Films: From Uncle Tom to Superfly" factors into the discussion, as does the ever-present controversy of the impact of drugs, violence, and sex in films on the viewer.
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- Motion picture journalism
- Murray, James P.
- Poitier, Sidney
- African American actresses
- African American motion picture producers and directors
- African American women
- African American actors
- Peters, Brock
- African Americans in motion pictures
- African American motion picture actors and actresses
- Motion picture industry
- Chamberlain, Lee
- Race and Ethnicity
- White, Conrad (Director)
- Topper Carew (Producer)
- Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
- Carew, Topper (Host)
- Johnson, Henry (Filmaker)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Stars,” 02/07/1974, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E3F0443C0B634CE0A6B77CCABC2A1D97.
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- APA: Say Brother; Black Stars. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E3F0443C0B634CE0A6B77CCABC2A1D97