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Say Brother; Dismissing Some Myths About Chinese Americans

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Say Brother
Dismissing Some Myths About Chinese Americans
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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

Program Description

Program focuses on the Chinese American community. Host Barbara Barrow interviews May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, and discusses the history of Chinese people in Boston and the "myths" non-Chinese Americans have about them regarding mental health and social services. Other segments include: a newscast with Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher; a film review of "Pipe Dreams" by Tanya Hart; the "Community Calendar" of community and cultural events; and "Third World," about the genealogical connection between the Africans and Chinese.

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Asia--Civilization--African influences
Civil rights
Pipe Dreams (Motion picture)
Chinese Americans--Massachusetts--Boston
Television broadcasting of news
African Americans in television broadcasting
Tong, May Ling
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Johnson, Bill (Audio Editor)
Koppel, Tiit (Camera)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Sampedro, Eric (Reporter)
Floyd, Mike (Switcher)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Fletcher, Leah (Reporter)
Hart, Tanya (Reporter)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Balhatchet, Tom (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Wilson, Bob (Stage Manager)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Assembly)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
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