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Basic Black

CC Protection Master Capturing Black LIfe: A Conversation With Photo Historian Deborah WIllis Show # 4007 A Conversation with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West Show# 4008

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Basic Black
Program Number

4007 and 4008

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

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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