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Say Brother National Edition; Desegregation

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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

Say Brother National Edition. Program focuses on education as an "equalizer" in America. Through segments that discuss the educational needs of the African American community, desegregation in public schools, and job discrimination, Program 112, illustrates the problems African Americans have had obtaining a good education. Program includes interview footage with Jim Cooper, a teacher at the Highland Park Free School,"Commentary" by Sarah-Ann Shaw (in which she discusses Black thought in education), the "Historical Minute" with Georgia State Representative Julian Bond (consisting of readings of historical facts related to Black education), a "Political Note" on job satisfaction, job training, and workforce discrimination, an excerpt from the theater piece The Dozens, produced by WTTW TV, and segment interludes with Russell Tillman and Ric Mandrill (of the musical group Mandrill).



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McGuire, Jean
Community schools
African Americans--Attitudes
Segregation in education--United States
African American politicians
African American women
Bond, Julian, 1940-
WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
Mandrill, Ric
Race discrimination--United States
Public schools
African Americans--Education
Highland Park Free School
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Cooper, Jim
Race and Ethnicity
Carew, Topper (Executive Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Topper Carew (Executive Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Engineer)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
Crippens, David (Host)
Rivero, Marita (Concept)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphics)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Izzi, Steve (Sound)
Lewis Septet, Webster (Theme Music)
Fairweather, Bill (Engineer)
Hutton, David (Videotape Engineer)
Handyside, Keith (Engineer)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
Tarter, Margaret (Community Coordinator)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Engineer)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Bravo Wing, Carla (Community Coordinator)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Wright, Sylvia (Community Coordinator)
Silva, Candelaria (Community Coordinator)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
Henry, Arthur (Videotape Engineer)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
Hadfield, Peter (Graphics)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Holden, Dick (Studio Technician)
Speight, Alonzo R. (Community Coordinator)
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Dick, Michael (Graphics)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
Wright, Rodner (Graphics)
Spangler, Jennifer (Engineer)
Simons, Fred (Videotape Engineer)
Fletcher, Leah (Community Coordinator)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Haydock, Roger (Assistant Cameraman)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
DeVitt, Douglas (Videotape Engineer)
Correia, Dennis (Engineer)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Editor)
Estus, Boyd (Camera)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Sullivan, John L. (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Engineer)
Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
Loerzel, David (Assistant Cameraman)
Floyd, Michael (Studio Technician)
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