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Say Brother National Edition
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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 looks at the African American soldier in United States history, with an emphasis on Vietnam War veterans via interviews, commentary, and performance. Host David Crippens introduces the following segments: the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, an interview with Vietnam veteran Al Gasden (who talks about racism in the United States Army), "Bookbeat," a "Spotlight" excerpt from PBS's production Willie Lobo, Manchild, "Political Note" with Tennessee Representative Harold E. Ford, "Information" on self-help agencies for veterans, a "Conversation" between two Vietnam veterans (one of which is Gasden), and "Commentary" by professor and historian A.B. Spellman on the CIA and FBI.

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Gasden, Al
Bond, Julian
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--African Americans
Ford, Harold, 1945-
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
African American politicians
African Americans--Attitudes
Civil rights
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
African American veterans
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Race and Ethnicity
Carew, Topper (Executive Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Topper Carew (Executive Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Assistant Producer)
Johnson, Henry (Cameraman)
Burnett, Hayes (Music Coordinator)
Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Crippens, David (Host)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Loerzel, David (Assistant Cameraman)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
Lewis, Webster (Music Coordinator)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Editor)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Chicago: “Say Brother National Edition; Vietnam,” 10/15/1975, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother National Edition; Vietnam.” 10/15/1975. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother National Edition; Vietnam. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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