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Basic Black; Conversation with Mayor Thomas Menino


record date: June 30, 2004

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Basic Black
Conversation with Mayor Thomas Menino
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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

Although this has been a critical and high profile year of politics and business for Boston, the life of the city continues after the DNC and the November elections. Mayor Menino talks with Basic Black about upcoming challenges and plans for the city, especially where its citizens of color are concerned.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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