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Say Brother; Who is Topper Carew?

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Say Brother
Who is Topper Carew?
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Series Description

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

Program Description

Program looks at the work of filmmaker Topper Carew, newly hired producer of Say Brother. Through interviews with Carew and excerpts from his films New Thing, The Maggot, This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham, and Mississippi Fred MacDowell, the program illustrates the goals Carew has for Say Brother and the means by which he plans to accomplish them.

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Broadcast program

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African American motion picture producers and directors
New Thing Art and Architecture Center
Maggot, The (Motion picture)
Mississippi Fred MacDowell (Motion picture)
This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham (Motion picture)
Patrick, Pam
Jennings, Brent
Carew, Topper, 1943-
African Americans in motion pictures
New Thing (Motion picture)
Race and Ethnicity
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Producer)
White, Connie (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Who is Topper Carew?,” 10/03/1973, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Who is Topper Carew?.” 10/03/1973. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Who is Topper Carew?. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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