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Say Brother
Economic Development of the Chinese Community
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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 examines the financial resources, businesses and other economic goods necessary to Boston's Chinese community in the immediate future. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with guests William Leong, Executive Director of the Chinese Economic Development Council, and Joseph Chow, Director of Program Development for the Chinese Economic Development Council, about getting the Chinese community into mainstream American business, why the Chinese have "typically" opened restaurants and laundries, what the CEDC does to ensure adequate help in developing new business ventures, how to create a better and larger community in Boston, and why people come to the CEDC for training. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters June Cross, Eric Sampedro, Justina Chu, and WNAC TV arts critic Tanya Hart, the "Third World Connection" (in which the relationship between Anglo-Saxons and Africans during the Middle Ages is discussed), and the "Community Calendar."

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Civil rights
African Americans in television broadcasting
Chinese Economic Development Council
Chinese American businesspeople
Europe--Civilization--African influences
Television broadcasting of news
Leong, William
Chow, Joseph
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Fairweather, Bill (Videotape Recordist)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio Editor)
Cross, June (Reporter)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Chu, Justina (Reporter)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Lane, Dick (Camera)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Smith, Lee (Stage Manager)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Assembly)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Koppel, Tiit (Assistant Stage Manager)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Economic Development of the Chinese Community,” 02/04/1977, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
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