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Say Brother; Response From the State House, A; Local residents comment on political candidates

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In this clip Barbara Barrow conducting "man on the street" interviews in Boston's South End asks what the new second Suffolk District senator should change in the community. Overall the program focuses on the Boston political arena. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with State Senator Bill Owens about his winning his second election, his reelection campaign, the potential conflict between minority men and white women competing for the same jobs, his Senate committee to research hiring practices, and proposals he has put forth related to Boston's South End. Additional segments include "man on the street" interviews conducted on the day of the primary election (in which Say Brother asked people who they preferred - Owens or his opponent Royal Bolling - and what issues the winner should focus on), an excerpt from Jesse Jackson's November press conference in Boston, and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.

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Response From the State House, A
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Local residents comment on political candidates

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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

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Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Local elections
African Americans--Attitudes
Civil rights
Owens, Bill
African American politicians
Massachusetts. General Court. Senate--Elections
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Editor)
Sullivan, John (Lighting)
Portilla, Alfred (Assistant Cameraman)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio Editor)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Editor)
Chigas, Basil (Lighting Assistant)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Floyd, Mike (Assistant Cameraman)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Ruiz, Mildred (Researcher)
Tsiang, Kaisan (Assistant Cameraman)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
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