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Say Brother; Reflections of Senegal

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Say Brother
Reflections of Senegal
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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 the people, languages, cultures, markets, goods, and surrounding areas of Senegal via an audiovisual presentation titled "Reflections of Senegal." Presentation is a production of Richard Wood based on his photography of the country with narration by Mario Valdes. Additional segments include the "Say Brother News" with reporters Leah Fletcher, Eric Sampedro (who talks about the agreement between the Boston Red Sox and the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination), Justina Chu, and arts critic Tanya Hart, and the "Community Calendar."



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Broadcast program

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African Americans in television broadcasting
Television broadcasting of news
Morrison, George
West Africans
Senegal--Description and travel
Race and Ethnicity
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Chigas, Basil (Assistant Stage Manager)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
DeBarger, David (Director Program Segment)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Chu, Justina (Reporter)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio Editor)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Smith, Lee (Lighting Assistant)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Norton, Chaas (Lighting Director)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Reflections of Senegal,” 04/15/1977, GBH Archives, accessed July 21, 2024,
MLA: “Say Brother; Reflections of Senegal.” 04/15/1977. GBH Archives. Web. July 21, 2024. <>.
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