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Say Brother
Say Brother Election 96’ Special
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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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Studio guests for this political analysis are James Jennings from the Trotter Institute at UMass; Melissa Nobles, associate professor of political science at MIT; and Patricia Long, Republican candidate for Congress in the 7th congressional district. They cover three topics: a discussion of where the presidential candidates stand in the Clinton Dole race; the senatorial contest between William Weld and John Kerry and how the outcome will affect the black community; and whether the Boston public school system would be better served with an appointed or elected school committee.



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Race and Ethnicity
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