The Case for Black With a Capital B



Q: Are Basic Black or Say Brother programs available for purchase?


A: Unfortunately, due to legal restrictions on our programs, past and present shows are not available for purchase.


Q: How do I reach the staff of Basic Black, or guests who have appeared on the show?


A: Please feel free to contact us via email at basic_black@wgbh.org

Our mailing address is: WGBH/Basic Black, One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

Q: Is the broadcast program taped in front of a studio audience/how do I get tickets to see the program?


A: Basic Black is not taped in front of a studio audience. However, if an opportunity arises that we would broadcast in front of a live studio audience, we will extend an invitation to our viewers. 


Q: How do I suggest a story idea for Basic Black?


A: Please send topic ideas via email at basic_black@wgbh.org or via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BasicBlackWGBH/

Q: Is there any way for me to communicate with other viewers of Basic Black?


A: Yes! For news and updates about Basic Black and to connect with fellow Basic Black viewers, check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BasicBlackWGBH/


Q: Does Basic Black broadcast outside of Boston?


A: Basic Black can be seen in the greater Boston area on WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and WGBH World local. You can also view our programs online, where the shows are posted following their premiere dates. Please visit: www.wgbh.org/basicblack for scheduling information.


Q: How long has Basic Black been on the air and why was it created? 


A: Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) was created in 1968 during the height of the civil rights movement as a response to the demand for public television programs reflecting the concerns of African Americans, making it the longest-running public affairs program on television.

Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting communities of color locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.wgbh.org/basicblack and Facebook Live gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Q: I would like to apply for a job at Basic Black. How do I apply?


A: To learn more about career opportunities at WGBH, please visit: www.wgbh.org/about/employmentopportunities.cfm


Q: I am interested in becoming an intern with Basic Black. How do I apply?


  A: To apply for an internship, please send your resume and cover letter to:      www.wgbh.org/internships/intern_opportunities.cfm