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Say Brother
People's Choice, The
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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

Where should the third world vote go in 1980? Melissa Tillman talks with minority guests who have endorsed presidential candidates: state senator Bill Owens (endorsed Jimmy Carter), Dea Fan Ma (Ronald Reagan), Clarence Dilday (Ted Kennedy), and supporters of John Anderson and George Bush. Rep. Mel King will talk about what makes a candidate attractive to voters.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; People's Choice, The,” 02/28/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5A224BA542B43749005407E987DD15E.
MLA: “Say Brother; People's Choice, The.” 02/28/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5A224BA542B43749005407E987DD15E>.
APA: Say Brother; People's Choice, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5A224BA542B43749005407E987DD15E
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