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Say Brother
Deal with China, A
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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

Program examines the divided reaction of Boston's Chinese American community to United States-China normalization (through President Carter's December 15, 1978 announcement recognizing the People's Republic of China and the establishment of diplomatic relations). Show features a point-counter-point segment between Michael Liu, a member of the Chinese People's Progressive Association and pro-normalization advocate, and Ying Ma, a student from Taiwan attending Harvard Law School who is pro-Taiwan / anti-normalization. Program includes additional on-location interviews conducted by Evelyn Wong, with Peter H.F. Wong (President of the New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association), Susanne Lee (active community member of the Chinese People's Progressive Association), Yon Lee (Director of the Chinese Cultural Center, Boston), and attorney Thomas Hwang.



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New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
United States--Relations--China
Lee, Susanne
Hwang, Thomas
Chinese Cultural Center (Boston, Mass.)
Lee, Yon
Chinese People's Progressive Association
Ma, Ying
Liu, Michael
Wong, Peter H.F.
Race and Ethnicity
Wong, Evelyn (Associate Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director Program Segment)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Wong, Evelyn (Reporter)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Plausse, John L. (Lighting Director)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Crane, David (Videotape Recordist)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Moore, Robert (Intern)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Deal with China, A,” 07/03/1979, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Deal with China, A.” 07/03/1979. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Deal with China, A. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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