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Basic Black; Conversation With Johnnie Cochran


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Basic Black
Conversation With Johnnie Cochran
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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

Attorney Johnnie Cochran became a household name during the O.J. Simpson trial in 1995. The infamous case and controversial verdict divided America. Cochran talks with host Darren Duarte about what he's been doing since the Simpson trial. He has litigated a number of high-profile cases, including one involving rap artist and producer Sean "Puffy" Combs and another against the police department of Providence, R.I.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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