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Say Sister: A Tribute to Third World Women
Program 809
Original Airdate: 11/18/1977

Subject Keywords
Afro-American journalists
Afro-American singers
Afro-American sociologists
Afro-American women - Views
Afro-Americans in television broadcasting
Christmas plays - American
Equal rights amendments - Massachusetts
Television broadcasting of news
Women's rights

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
Ashurst, Margaret
Benjamin, Ruth
Lewis, Elma
Schiller, Marge
Verner, Brenda
Wallace, Michele

Corporate Names
Black Nativity (theatrical production)
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts - Roxbury - Massachusetts
Governor's Commission on the Status of Women - Massachusetts
National Center of Afro-American Artists - Roxbury - Massachusetts
OXFAM America

Program Description
Program consists of a number of magazine-style segments, including a Barbara Barrow interview with Marge Schiller and Ruth Benjamin (both of the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women) on the commission's work as it relates to Third World women, two studio performances from the "The Black Nativity" by vocalists from the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, an abbreviated "Open Platform" debate moderated by Melvin Moore on whether or not Third World women should participate in the women's movement (with debaters Brenda Verner (a media analyst) and Michele Wallace (a lecturer at New York University) and panelists Leah Fletcher (reporter for the Boston Herald American) and freelance writer Jan Gadson), a Barbara Barrow interview with Elma Lewis, Director of Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts; the "Say Brother News" with Karen Holmes, Margaret Tarter, Leah Fletcher, Sonny Joe White, Eric Sampedro, and Milly Kiung, and the "Community Calendar." Fletcher's report features an interview with sociologist Joyce Ladner, who recently spoke at Boston University about the Black family; Tarter's report features an interview with Margaret Ashurst, Director of Community Affairs, OXFAM America's Boston (OXFAM is a famine relief organization).

Barbara Barrow

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Eric Himes

Barbara Barrow
Melvin Moore

Margaret Ashurst
Ruth Benjamin
Elma Lewis
Marge Schiller
Brenda Verner

Vivian Cooley (vocalist)

Marvin Clark (intern)
Vernon Coleman (audio)
Dennis Correia (videotape recordist)
June Cross (assistant director)
Bill Fairweather (video)
Karen Holmes (reporter)
Danny Horne (intern)
Nat Johnson (audio)
Tiit Koppel (lighting assistant)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting assistant)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Richard McGonagle (assistant cameraman)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting assistant)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Eric Sampedro (reporter)
Kathy Smith (switcher)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John L. Sullivan (lighting director)
Margaret Tarter (reporter)
Bob Tomaselli (camera)
Skip Wareham (camera)
Mitch Waters (lighting assistant)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Sonny Joe White (reporter)
Bob Wilson (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03361
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01564
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01564A
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette 4113-60
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)

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