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Say Brother
Reflections With The Nicholas Brothers
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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

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Dancers Harold and Fayard Nicholas, known to theater and film audiences worldwide as the Nicholas Brothers, have dazzled the entertainment industry for over six decades. From their early appearances at Harlem's Cotton Club and in Broadway revues, to roles in feature films during the golden age of movie musicals, the Nicholas Brothers perfected an acrobatic style of jazz and tap dance that has rarely been equalled. Say Brother talks to the duo about their career and their legacy in entertainment.



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