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Say Brother; Point of View, A

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Say Brother
Point of View, A
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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 focuses on three blues musicians: Buddy Guy (guitar), Junior Wells (harmonica and vocals) and Howlin Wolf (vocals), all credited with producing music that captures the "everyday" experience of Black Americans. Program jumps back and forth between concert footage, host Topper Carew's interviews with Guy and Wells, commentary by Carew on the musicians songs, and "psychedelic-style" video pieces that serve as visual backdrops for the songs of featured musicians.



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Broadcast program

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Wells, Junior, 1934-1998
Wolf, Howlin', 1910-1976
Guy, Buddy
African American musicians
Blues musicians
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Producer)
Mack, Bobby (Synthesis Musician)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Davis, Tony (Assistant To The Producer)
Milton, Ron (Synthesis Musician)
Letman, Will (Synthesis Musician)
Willy, Rockin (Synthesis Musician)
Neloms, Bob (Synthesis Musician)
Carew, Topper (Synthesis)
Allen, Mark (Synthesis)
Eldridge, Bobby (Synthesis Musician)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Point of View, A,” 03/20/1974, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
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