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Basic Black; Conversation with Antwone Fisher


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Basic Black
Conversation with Antwone Fisher
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Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

Antwone Fisher was a young Navy recruit whose anger, frustration, and violence—stemming from a childhood plagued by abuse in the foster care system—threatened both his personal and professional relationships. Fisher’s story is an inspirational journey of triumph over adversity which became the subject of a feature film; and one that Denzel Washington chose to make his directorial debut.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation with Antwone Fisher,” 04/03/2003, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
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