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David O. Ives discusses the origin of Say Brother on WGBH Television

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Title:
David O. Ives discusses the origin of Say Brother on WGBH Television
Description:
In this clip Barbara Barrow-Murray interviews David O. Ives about the origin of Say Brother on WGBH Television. Ives talks about the impact of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the need to allow African Americans to create and produce their own programs. He talks about the commitment of the then General Manager, Hartford N. Gunn, to get a program for, by, and about Black people on the air. Overall in the program, Say Brother celebrates its tenth anniversary with a look at Boston and its African American community over the past decade -- particularly changes in politics, social service agencies, employment rates, the educational system, and minority programming. Program features interviews with David O. Ives (President of WGBH) and Elma Lewis (Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists) on why Say Brother was created, State Representative Mel King and Sarah-Ann Shaw, WBZ-TV reporter and former Anti-Poverty Program Coordinator, on changes in African American employment, Lloyd King (Executive Director of the Roxbury Action Program) on changes in housing, John O'Bryant (of the Boston School Committee) on changes resulting from Boston's desegregation plan, and Russell Tillman (former Say Brother staffer from 1968 to 1973) on why the show was shut down in 1970 (about program 63, "New Bedford"). Program dedicated to Ray Richardson (former Say Brother producer) and Melnea Cass (a Roxbury community advocate). Includes excerpts of previously aired programs. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke and Eric Himes.
Director:
Himes, Eric
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Creator:
Deare, Beth
Director:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
DeVitt, Doug
Contributor:
Bundy, Kissette
Contributor:
Stewart, Aubrey
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Wenger, Christie
Contributor:
Krol, Bronislaw
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Contributor:
Carey, Nancy
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Contributor:
Lou Cronin, Mary
Contributor:
Demers, Leo
Host:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Contributor:
Gray, Randolph
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Brennan, Susan
Date:
December 22, 1978
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
King, Mel
Shaw, Sarah-Ann
Civil rights
O'Bryant, John
Farrakhan, Louis
Durant, Lenny
Ives, David O.
Segregation
Tillman, Russell
African Americans in television broadcasting
Civil rights movement
King, Lloyd
Television in community development
Lewis, Elma
Cass, Melnea A. (Melnea Agnes), 1896-1978
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_3E5FD62485A243FC9696341F02A15B98