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Basic Black; Night of Blues, A


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Basic Black
Night of Blues, A
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Series Description

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

Say Brother documentary explores one man's search for his blues legacy called a Night of Blues. Larry Johnson a country blues singer from Rightsville Georiga. Tells his story of finding the blues sound and his personal struggle in the streets of New York.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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