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Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse

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Say Brother
Celebrate the Year of the Horse
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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 celebrates the Chinese New Year with interviews with Chinese artists and in-studio performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company and the Chinese Wushu Research Institute. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with guests Tsai Chin (an internationally known actress) and John Tsang (of the Boston Chinese Dance Company) to discuss the differences between Chinese and Chinese American cultures, whether their work as artists are Chinese or Chinese American in spirit, Chinese attitudes towards the arts, and whether or not their work is perceived by Americans as authentic. Program includes three performances by the Boston Chinese Dance Company to traditional Chinese music (including a fan dance) and demonstrations of Wushu (led by Master Bow Sim Mark, founder of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute), Shaolin boxing, and use of the double-edged sword with tassel (performed by Mark alone).



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Broadcast program

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Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
Chin, Tsai
Martial arts
Tsang, John
Chinese Americans
Chinese Wushu Research Institute (Boston, Mass.)
Boston Chinese Dance Company
Mark, Bow Sim
Race and Ethnicity
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Atwood, David (Director)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Yang, Eileen (Associate Producer)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Chigas, Basil (Assistant Cameraman)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Waters, Mitch (Camera)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
LeCain, Larry (Camera)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Chin, Tsai (Host)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Lou Cronin, Mary (Audio)
McKenna, Jim (Assistant Cameraman)
Hill, Rebecca (Intern)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse,” 03/22/1978, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse.” 03/22/1978. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Celebrate the Year of the Horse. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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