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Say Brother National Edition; Carribean

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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 provides insight into the ways in which the Caribbean's history is significant to the African American population, especially as the Carribean served a major stopping point for slave ships bringing Africans to the New World. Program segments include: an excerpt from a film on St. Croix (narrated by Big Jim Bennerson), "Dealin'" with Winston Kendall (an attorney from Trinidad practicing in the United States), a "Conversation" with Vickie Jones and Kendall on his impressions of African American culture as a person new to the United States, a "Spotlight" poetry reading by Winifred "Oyoko" Loving about St. Croix, "Information" on the role of the Federal Communications Commission and the need for people to write to general managers suggesting African American programming, "Bookbeat," the "Political Note" with Illinois State Representative Ralph H. Metcalfe on his opinion on the future control of the Panama Canal, the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond, "Commentary" on traveling by Askia Muhammad, and segment interludes with personalities Tanya Hart, Jozelle Reed and Ric Mandrill (of the musical group Mandrill).



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Loving, Winifred "Oyoko"
African Americans--Attitudes
Muhammad, Askia
Civil rights
Oral interpretation of poetry
Poetry--Women authors
African American poets
Metcalfe, Ralph H.
Reed, Zozelle
Panama Canal (Panama)
African American politicians
Trinidad and Tobago--History
Hart, Tanya
Mandrill, Ric
Race and Ethnicity
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Topper Carew (Executive Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Carew, Topper (Executive Producer)
Wright, Rodner (Graphics)
Hadfield, Peter (Graphics)
Haydock, Roger (Assistant Cameraman)
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
Bravo Wing, Carla (Community Coordinator)
Loerzel, David (Assistant Editor)
Estus, Boyd (Camera)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Cameraman)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Holden, Dick (Studio Technician)
Tarter, Margaret (Community Coordinator)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Fletcher, Leah (Community Coordinator)
Dick, Michael (Graphics)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
DeVitt, Douglas (Videotape Engineer)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Wright, Sylvia (Community Coordinator)
Speight, Alonzo R. (Community Coordinator)
Izzi, Steve (Sound)
Henry, Arthur (Videotape Editor)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphics)
Johnson, Henry (Camera)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Hill, Rebecca (Community Coordinator)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
Floyd, Michael (Studio Technician)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
MacKnight, John (Studio Technician)
Crippens, David (Host)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
Spangler, Jennifer (Engineer)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Lark, Tony (Editor Segment)
Rivero, Marita (Concept)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
Webster Lewis Septet, The (Theme Music)
Silva, Candelaria (Community Coordinator)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
Chicago: “Say Brother National Edition; Carribean,” 10/20/1975, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother National Edition; Carribean.” 10/20/1975. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
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