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Say Brother
Law In the 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 provides legal advice from two Boston-based lawyers. Attorneys Rudy Pierce and A.D. Saunders discuss two areas of legal importance: the procedural rights of the accused and the acquisition of property. Areas of discussion include whether a police officer stop you and frisk you, the reasons why an officer would conduct a warrantless search, laws related to the search of a car or apartment, what a person should keep in mind if he or she is arrested, what Miranda rights are, what a person accused of a crime should do once they have a lawyer, what a person who is considering buying a home should think about, when should you find an attorney when buying a house, what you should expect from an attorney when purchasing property, if a person can buy a house without an attorne, and what problems a person would need protection when purchasing a house. Additional segments include "Access" (which describes the services of Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc.), "Information" (on the Legal Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association), a listing of legal aid societies, and the "Community Calendar."



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Broadcast program

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Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (Boston, Mass.)
Lawyers--Public relations
Legal aid--Massachusetts--Boston
Fee Arbitration Board of the Massachusetts Bar Association (Boston, Mass.)
Pierce, Rudy
Legal services--Boston--Massachusetts
Saunders, A.D.
African American lawyers
Civil rights
Race and Ethnicity
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Davis, Tony (Production Assistant)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Law In the Community,” 01/09/1976, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Law In the Community.” 01/09/1976. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Law In the Community. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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