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Basic Black; Super Tuesday And The Black Vote


CC Master (Letterboxed) Super Tuesday and the Black Vote Show #3912 Tape Date: 2/6/08 Broadcast Date: 2/7/08 Producer Valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Super Tuesday And The Black Vote
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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

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Twenty-four states held presidential primaries or caucuses on Feb. 5, Super Tuesday. Similar to the early primaries and caucuses that split Democratic support for Senator Barack Obama in Iowa and South Carolina and for Senator Hillary Clinton in Nevada and New Hampshire, Super Tuesday showed both candidates still running neck and neck.

Overall, however, black voters painted a different picture in terms of their broader support for Obama.

In this episode of Basic Black, Wilbur Rich, professor of political science at Wellesley College, and David Bositis, political analyst for the Joint Center for Poltical and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C., join host Kim McLarin in analyzing the results from Super Tuesday.

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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