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Say Brother National Edition; Black Colleges

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Say Brother National Edition
Black Colleges
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Series Description

In 1975 the purpose of Say Brother National Edition was to introduce and demonstrate to people the vitality of Black Americans and their community life. Under producer Marita Rivero and executive producer Topper Carew a series of 13 half-hour programs for the national audience was produced from existing programs.

In weekly half-hours, Say Brother National Edition presented the many dimensions of black American life as seen from one city’s vantage-point. It was in a magazine format, each segment representing a different perspective: music, history, dance, culture, drama, language, old folks, young people, families, issues, person-on-the street, and others. Series release date: 1975

Program Description

Program addresses the need for Black colleges to remain vital and relevant within the community of four-year academic institutions in the United States. Despite admissions opportunities for African Americans in historically white academic institutions, the program argues that these schools are still unequipped to address the needs of Blacks. Program segments specifically target the African American athlete recruited by predominantly white academic institutions to play on sports teams, and how this alters his/her educational prospects, and include an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Eliash Blake as conducted by Dr. Gerald Durley at the Institute for Services to Education workshop. Additional segments include "Spotlight" with New York Knickerbockers television analyst Cal Ramsey interviewing basketball player Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, an excerpt from an interview with Tom "Satch" Sanders (basketball coach of Harvard University ) on racism in athletics, the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond; a public service listing of contact information for historically African American colleges, "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the changes taking place in historically Black schools, and segment interludes with Reggie Torrian (of The Impressions), Wolf (of the musical group Mandrill), and musician Grover Washington.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


African American politicians
Institute for Services to Education
Torrian, Reggie
African Americans--Attitudes
Monroe, Earl
Civil rights
African American college students
Bond, Julian, 1940-
Durley, Dr. Gerald
Washington, Grover
Blake, Dr. Eliash, Jr.
Mandrill, Wolf
Ramsey, Cal
Universities and Colleges, Black
African American athletes
Sanders, Tom
Race and Ethnicity
Carew, Topper (Executive Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Executive Producer)
Bagwell, Huntley (Assistant Editor)
Wright, Rodner (Graphics)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphics)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Webster Lewis Septet, The (Theme Music)
Floyd, Michael (Studio Technician)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Editor)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
Jackson, Henry (Editor Segment)
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Rivero, Marita (Concept)
Fletcher, Leah (Community Coordinator)
Tarter, Margaret (Community Coordinator)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
Haydock, Rodger (Assistant Cameraman)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
Loerzel, David (Assistant Cameraman)
Devitt, Douglas (Videotape Engineer)
Silva, Candelaria (Community Coordinator)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Speight, Alonzo R. (Community Coordinator)
Izzi, Steve (Sound)
MacKnight, John (Studio Technician)
Spangler, Jennifer (Engineer)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
Bravo Wing, Carla (Community Coordinator)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
Henry, Arthur (Videotape Engineer)
Holden, Dick (Studio Technician)
Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
Wright, Sylvia (Community Coordinator)
Crippens, David (Host)
Dick, Michael (Graphics)
Estus, Boyd (Camera)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Hadfield, Peter (Graphics)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
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