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Say Brother
Say Brother News #1
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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

Part of the Say Brother News series, focuses on both local and national events of interest to the African American community. Anchors James Rowe and Carmen Fields report the news and introduce the following segments: Michael Frisby's footage from the National Women's Day conference at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, an interview excerpt from State Representative Mel King's interview with Jean McGuire on desegregation issues and the lack of teacher training on racism, Russell Tillman's interview with Ken Hudson, WILD Radio's new General Manager, Michael Frisby's report on a discussion organized by David Adams among African American ministers in Boston on the desegregation of Boston's schools, June Cross on the current state of the Martin Luther King Center at Boston University and the proposal submitted by African American students at Harvard University to create a link between the W.E.B. DuBois Institute and the African American studies program, and Tanya Hart's review of Black representation in television and her interview with Ouida Lindsey, co-author of the book Breaking the Bonds of Racism. Program includes the "Community Calendar."

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Broadcast program

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African Americans in mass media
King, Mel
African Americans in radio broadcasting
African American women
METCO (Boston, Mass.)
African Americans in television--Massachusetts--Boston
W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Lindsay, Ouida
African American authors
National Women's Day Conference (1975 : Boston, Mass.)
Television broadcasting of news
WILD (Radio station : Boston, MA)
Harvard University
Civil rights
Hudson, Ken
Martin Luther King, Jr., Afro-American Cultural Center
McGuire, Jean
Boston University
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
Tillman, Russell (Reporter)
Whittier, David (Cameraman)
Frisby, Michael (Reporter)
Rowe, James (Host)
Lawson, Rick (Community Coordinator)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Fields, Carmen (Host)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
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