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Say Brother
Say Brother Mayoral Election Special, 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

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The final candidates in the Boston mayoral race, Acting Mayor Tom Menino and State Representative Jim Brett, tell why they should be elected. They comment on economic growth, Boston jobs for Boston residents, Boston Public Schools, public safety, youth agenda, housing policy, homelessness, fiscal policy, and race relations. POS tell why they support Menino or Brett. Includes footage of the speeches they gave when chosen as finalists on 9/21/93. The program will include the latest poll results, analysis and voter information.



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Race and Ethnicity
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