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Say Brother
Third World Potpourri
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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 consists of three segments, including Barbara Barrow-Murray's interviews with Phil Martin (Public Affairs Director for Black-programmed AM radio station WILD, and recent recipient of the Gabriel Award for his program "Nine Voices of Christmas"), and with Cambridge Ensemble actress Tsai Chin (whose production of Bertoldt Brecht's Puntila and Matti recently closed), and a performance by Orchestra Pabon, a group of Latin musicians. Interview segment with Chin features a previously taped scene from Puntila and Matti with Chin and Ensemble actor Michael Fugineti.

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Broadcast program

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African American radio stations
Orchestra Pabon (Musical group)
Nine Voices of Christmas (Radio broadcast)
Music--Latin America
Chin, Tsai
Cambridge Ensemble (Theatre group : Cambridge, Mass.)
WILD (Radio station : Boston, MA)
Chinese American women
African Americans in radio broadcasting
Puntila and Matti (Theatrical production)
Martin, Phil
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Tomaselli, Robert (Lighting Assistant)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
McGonagle, Richard (Assistant Cameraman)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Koppel, Tiit (Camera)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Krol, Bronislaw (Audio)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Waters, Mitch (Assistant Cameraman)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Third World Potpourri,” 01/06/1978, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Third World Potpourri.” 01/06/1978. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Third World Potpourri. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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