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Basic Black; Clay Osborne Benefit, The


Providence Benefit

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Basic Black
Clay Osborne Benefit, The
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Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

The community of Providence, Rhode Island gathers in support ofone of its musical legends, vocalist Clay Osborne. Featured highlights from the concert include performances by vocalist Al Jarreau, saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., comedian Sinbad, and Osborne's younger brother, rhythm-and-blues singer Jeffrey Osborne.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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